Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.


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Still grieving and will be for a long time.

Discussed this in counselling today. Discussed how the extent and severity  of all the trauma, abuse, relationships I have to grieve, it will be a lifelong process.

I can’t remember the term used, but most grieving processes take around 18 months. But the extent of my trauma history, will not be grieved in that timeframe. It will be a lifelong journey.

I am doing everything I should be doing, and I still feel sad, depressed, angry etc, for periods of time throughout each week. This is normal. So whilst I do not want to feel this way, I am relieved to hear it is very normal. And is probably why Continue reading


So thankful for another website review, by a licenced professional :)

I am so thankful for all the reviews professionals I have received, for my website & this blog.

Today Jane Plattner LCSW  http://janeplattner.com/- a therapist specialising in PTSD emailed me this review..

“As a licensed psychotherapist specializing in treating PTSD I have found this website to be a gem.  I refer clients to it and believe there is some great information on this website.

Jane Plattner, LCSW”
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To know professionals refer their clients to my website, is significant.
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Yoga is highly recommended for trauma survivors. By the beach, perfect place :)

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Went to yoga, at one of my favourite places. It was beautiful. Yoga teacher was lovely, had a chat with her after, as her website shows her art (incredibly talented) and adult colouring. Chatted a little about that.

There are groups 6 days a week, so I should be able to attend one of them around my husbands shifts. I can also take my children and they can play on the grass near the yoga group.

Made me think about the possibility of becoming a yoga teacher in the future and having groups like this by the beach.

Yoga is highly recommended for Complex PTSD and PTSD sufferers. As per Prof. Bessel van der Kolk. Continue reading


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Preventing child abuse and neglect, is a moral and economic imperative – Tonette Walker

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/preventing-child-abuse-and-neglect-is-a-moral-and-economic-imperative-b99542882z1-318503391.html

I agree.

Pretending child abuse and neglect doesn’t exist, minimizing it, avoiding it, denying it, excusing it……. is not helping in any way.

People can harp on about compassion for abusive people, and forget the greater compassion needed for the child victims and keep perpetuating abuse in the process. Choose to believe they don’t intend to harm children, but that does not help children being abused and the physical and mental health lifelong issues it creates.

I am over people making excuses for those who intentionally abuse children. Continue reading