Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Surviving the war of severe abuse & then the war of PTSD ~ Lilly Hope Lucario


Having severe PTSD & Complex PTSD, feels like a continual war, with your own mind.
You live through a war – where danger is all around. Terrible things happen. It takes everything you’ve got to survive.
Then you are forced to live a war coping with heinous memories of severe abuse and horror – no-one should ever experience.
You re-live and re-experience it all, as flashbacks and nightmares.
And it sometimes feels too painful to bear.
It’s a continual battle.
A continual war.
A war you can never forget.
Because the PTSD brain won’t let you forget.

~ 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

4 thoughts on “Surviving the war of severe abuse & then the war of PTSD ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

  1. Such true words, I live in my own war for the moment and it’s challenging. But I am grateful for your site, to read your daily posts with encouraging words makes me feel less alone.

  2. Great post. Very accurate.

    For me the toughest to deal with are the body memories/flashbacks.

    Out of nowhere my body relives the abuse as if it’s happening now.

    This then triggers despair and shame and dissociation.

    Feels like a losing battle.
    Thank goodness for this safe blog!!

  3. Finally!! Some real Justice.

    In several other cases like this in USA the rapist only got 2 years & another only 60 days.

    But in this case……..
    California Man Sentenced To 1,503 Years For Raping Teen Daughter.
    Rene Lopez, 41, never expressed remorse but instead blamed his victim