Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.


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“I think your blog is a historic milestone and an important step to social awakening that needs to happen around the issue of childhood trauma”

Today, I received the following email, from a psychologist. I have removed the name, for privacy.


Hi Lilly,

My name is ******, 30 years old, from ********* , I work as a Children’s Psychologist. I follow your FB page and have decided to write you now following what you wrote about Mother’s day coming up and what it’s like for you.

I wanted to let you know that I appreciate so much how strong you are in facing the horrible things you have gone through. I appreciate so much the strength, and the special – so humane – character in the way you write your blog.

I am deeply sorry for the things you have lost, Lilly. I too know the horror of growing from a childhood that was taken.

And I hope these next few days go by as easily as possible for you.

I very much believe in your strength Lilly, to change your life and make it better for you than it has been for you.

Your strength in facing the hard past is very inspiring.

I also wanted to thank you for your blog from a personal place. Your blog has helped me in super-hard moments, and made me feel less alone in them. And besides that, I think your blog is a historic milestone and an important step to social awakening that needs to happen and will happen sometime in my opinion, around the issue of childhood trauma and how it effects the development of individuals. Continue reading


Some feedback today

“Your advice is one of the most honest and authentic online.  No promises of happy ever after.  Just gutsy healing day by day advice”

“I thank you for all your posts! You have educated me, unwittingly supported me and reminded me that I am not alone!! It can be a very lonely world when you feel you always have to watch your back!! Much Love!!”

“Thank you for all the support you show thru understanding and writing about it.”

I am so thankful to be helping in a meaningful way, as is my passion.

~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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Still learning to accept the positive things many people say about me ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

Feedback I received today, which keeps encouraging me to write, reach out and bring darkness into the light.

Lilly–although you went through all kinds of Hell(s) to get here, YOU are a gift to all of us…an Angel. Thank you seems so inadequate. Almost immediately after I was diagnosed CPTSD (about 6 mos. ago–I am 61🙀), I dug for helpful information. I was led to your website…a treasure trove, a fountain of information! WOW, just wow…I’m just one of MANY who are blessed by your ability to rise above, survive, and then some (!) and putting all of your experience & pain to use as a vessel to help others…yep! You’re a gift 😇

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I’m not going to invalidate this feedback, minimize it in someway, or dilute the power of what I write and the depths of how meaningful my work is to others. And I continually receive comments and messages like this.

I have always dismissed all the positive feedback – because it’s hard for me to really believe good things about myself. As is typical of how many complex trauma survivors feel. Those deep down shame and ‘not good enough’ issues, are still there, but I am working on them

It has taken me several years of work and therapy, to know when people say these lovely things, they mean them and I should not dismiss it. It’s their opinion and they are entitled to that opinion and I should not just ignore it. Continue reading


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A Must Visit Complex Trauma & PTSD Resource ~ Open Forest LLC

I feel very honoured and very thankful, to have been asked to share this article, by Joan Swart – Psy D @ Open Forest LLC


https://openforest.net/must-visit-ptsd-resource/

The importance of a good mental health online resource is undisputed. It is widely accessible, free or low cost, and usually easy to use. Together with an incredible amount of insightful information to support sufferers of PTSD, the “Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD” website has won awards and showcase plenty of positive testimonials to prove the confidence of professionals and users. But, before we delve further into this valuable resource, a bit more about the prominence of PTSD.

The effects of trauma are more widespread than you think

It is estimated that 70 percent of adults in the U.S. have experienced some kind of traumatic event at least once in their lives. This equates to about 225 million people, of which up to one-out-of-five go on to develop PTSD. This means that there are approximately 45 million individuals in the U.S. alone who were or are struggling with PTSD. Furthermore, about one-out-of-nine women develop PTSD, nearly twice as likely as men.

The cost resulting from PTSD is astronomical

As one can imagine, the annual cost to society regarding healthcare services, loss of productivity and quality of life, disruptions to families and communities, and intergenerational effects are astronomical. PTSD is a psychobiological disorder. This means that it is associated with physical and biological changes, such as brain function and hormonal imbalances, as well as emotional and thought disturbances. The development and symptoms of PTSD are so varied that it is sometimes overlooked or misdiagnosed.

The onset and symptoms of PTSD are varied

Some cases of PTSD may be delayed, with only subtle symptoms showing up initially and more severe symptoms emerging months after the traumatic event. Symptoms are diverse, with official classifications listing up to 28 criteria components. These include intense and unwanted recurring memories of the event, nightmares, emotional numbness, intense guilt or worry, angry outbursts, feeling on edge, and avoiding thoughts and situations that are reminders of the trauma.

Although different people seem to develop PTSD in various ways, the effect of traumatic events appears to be cumulative. This means that every time a trauma is experienced, the probability of developing PTSD and the intensity of the symptoms are likely to increase. Taking into account that 26 percent of children in the U.S. will witness or experience a traumatic event before they turn four, the chances of PTSD increase dramatically. Certain settings and contexts further multiply the risk, such as exposure to combat, domestic abuse, sexual assault, imprisonment, terrorism, gang activities, natural disasters, and severe personal loss (e.g. employment, housing, spouse, child). Continue reading


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Feedback about my Website & resources ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

I am thankful to receive lovely and encouraging feedback from Athena Moberg…

“Excellent resource. You’re SO welcome! I am so very encouraged by your work and even though we’ve never met, I feel like I know you… I feel so inspired and blessed to have your website as a resource. Thank you, Lilly <3”

Athena’s Website is @ http://athenamoberg.com/

Athena Moberg is a writer, speaker, and trauma recovery coach to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, incest, trafficking, and narcissistic abuse.

She educates and creates awareness about all forms of abuse and its debilitating after effects, while sharing her 40 year battle and recovery journey.
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Feedback confirming how meaningful my work is ~Lilly Hope Lucario

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To be such an inspiration to people, is a responsibility I don’t take lightly. I always try to be a good role model, in this healing complex trauma journey.

I am glad to be a light, in people’s darkness.

~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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