Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Decided To Start Yoga/Pilates – A Spark Of Hope ~ Lilly Hope Lucario


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I am not doing okay at the moment. My emotional and physical health, are not good and both are painful. I am exhausted and I’m dragging myself through each day.

Which is okay – I know, because I am dealing with a huge amount of stress and trauma issues, and it’s horrendous.

I wrote in my last blog post, about the unhealthy and healthy coping strategies/behaviours, I have had throughout my life. And even though I have removed some unhealthy ones, I could still do with some more healthy ways to cope.

So, in an attempt to work on this, I am going to see if I can attend the cheap fitness classes, at my local PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Clubs). They offer really cheap classes and have a range of yoga, pilates, Zumba etc classes.

I hope this can be a way forward in my coping and healing.

I’m hoping it can be a way of gaining some physical and emotional strength, which will then help me move towards my goal of training for a job and eventually a job, to gain my financial independence.

I’m so unwell, I know I will have to take it easy, and build it up.

But, thinking about this, has given me that spark of hope I really need right now, to claw my way back out of the pit of hopelessness, grieving and depression.

And I know I am the only person, who can get me to a better place.

~ 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

3 thoughts on “Decided To Start Yoga/Pilates – A Spark Of Hope ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

  1. Recently read in Pete Walker’s book “Complex PTSD” (Chapter 2, in Somatic Healing section) about his experience with doing stretching type movement.

    He describes the issues it revealed and the healing and benefits that resulted.

    It helped me to recognize the ways Abuse is being held in my body and how I can release it.

  2. You are so strong and yoga will do wonders for you. ❤

  3. Bessel Van Der Kolk has written up some on yoga being used for trauma recovery. It is very good for helping reconnect with your body, but sometimes how the classes are taught can be very triggering. Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper seems to be a very good book on the subject.

    I wish you the best of luck with yoga.