Did Childhood PTSD Leave You With “The Underdog Effect?” Here’s How To Undo It.

This week, my video talks about the seeming cloud that can hang over folks who who went through a lot of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).  It’s a cloud made of negative outside stigma and our injured self-esteem. It limits us through tiny little changes in our habits, our judgment and our thinking. The good news is, there’s a systematic way to undo these effects and stop playing the underdog.

Apologies for the terrible lighting and glare in the glasses! Still figuring out how to be my own cameraperson.

By the way…

Are you ready to accelerate your recovery from past trauma? I’m pleased to announce my new course, “Healing Childhood PTSD” , is open for registration. It’s a self-paced course with 32 videos about how PTSD happens, what it does to us, and how ordinary people can begin healing and connecting again, whether or not they have access to professional help.  You can learn more and register here. 

By |2018-07-08T14:40:12+00:00December 18th, 2017|2 Comments

About the Author:

I'm the author of the Crappy Childhood Fairy blog, which offers advice based on my own experience and reading. I live with my husband and kids, and run a small business in the San Francisco Bay Area.


  1. ilexstudios February 11, 2018 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Actually my therapist thinks I apologise too much and blame myself for everything too much. Is he wrong?

    • Anna Runkle February 11, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your comment! This is such a good question, I will answer in a post this week!

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