I am a survivor of multiple, severe, complex trauma and abuse.
In Jan 2013, I set up a community page on Facebook. This gained over 10,000 in a year and became the largest non organisation related Complex PTSD Facebook page.
I received 1000’s of comments & messages, all stating my gift for expressing my journey, my emotions, my feelings, my highs and lows and my understanding of complex trauma and that expression resonates with so many people.
It became very clear of the need for survivors to relate to someone – another survivor – who can express, voice and understand the whole journey, in a honest, forthright, deep, whole, complete way.
‘No-one’ can understand the impact of severe complex trauma, more than another survivor.
At the age of 40, my healing journey began, when following a near breakdown in 2012, I was forced to acknowledge and deal with my past, after many years of avoiding, minimizing and denying the severity of the abuse, due to fear and complete lack of support.
Complex trauma and abuse in childhood, profoundly affects and causes life changing, core level damage and requires specific therapy.
It is my hope this blog helps many on the same journey to healing as I am.