Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.


“Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections”

Love this song. Makes me cry.

I am very sensitive to emotive songs, always have been and music has been a huge coping strategy all my life. Often, just because someone out there knows how I feel. Even when those around me, don’t.


‘Safe harbour’ – this mermaid would rather stay out in deep waters.

I have a new Facebook community page I set up, to try and have something, now I am housebound, that would bring positivity into my life, as my healing page, is all about trauma and abusers.

My mermaid page, is more about my whole personality, and reflects all the different things I think about and I don’t have to be careful of speaking of my faith.

Mermaids, have a connection to my past, I read a book I loved about one as a child, and I used to daydream often about being a mermaid – swimming away where no-one could find me and the dolphins and fish being my friends and I was happy. A typical ‘freedom’ day dream of an abused child.

I relate to being ‘a mermaid’ in many ways. They are afraid of humans, yet they want to save them – at a risk to themselves. They are different, they are often alone, not afraid of the depths and afraid shallow living, they seem fragile, but strong. They have endured storms and rough seas, and yet remain alive. Continue reading