Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

The Healing Journey, Takes As Long As It Needs To Take ~ Lilly Hope Lucario


I am a great believer, in we can only heal what we choose to acknowledge and choose to deal with.

I also know the depths of pain and suffering and grieving, due to complex trauma – need to be processed slowly. So not to overwhelm us completely.

I have needed to take my healing journey a lot slower than I would have liked. But, it was and still is – the speed it needs to be. I no longer criticise myself for how long it is taking. I have taken that unnecessary burden and shame it creates – off the table. And I have replaced it with self compassion.

There are many layers of trauma involved in complex trauma. There are many layers of emotions and pain. There is whole complex grieving process to go through. This cannot be a quick process. Trying to heal quickly, only forces us to suppress that which needs healing. And then healing is very limited., as a result.

It takes time, and every journey is different. We cannot compare and all we can each do, is focus on our own specific journey, our own unique needs and allow the healing journey to take it’s own pace.

We need this self compassion and self patience. Both of which, are very difficult for many of us, but something we all need to develop. Our healing is dependent on these and they are a part of the journey and they take time as well.

And this is what I want for every single one of us 

Much love, Lilly Hope Lucario ❤

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Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

2 thoughts on “The Healing Journey, Takes As Long As It Needs To Take ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

  1. Thanks you for reminding me that this works takes time and needs to go at its own pace sometimes to truly heal.