How I Healed From Childhood PTSD: Free Techniques That Help Re-Regulate Your Brain and Emotions

Lately, a lot of people have been writing to ask me about no-cost options for healing Childhood PTSD. For more than two years, I’ve beens sharing the two free techniques I used to recover, but the instructions are spread out on different blog posts. Now, I’ve consolidated them into one free mini-course that you can access here. 

Some background:

We used to think that the symptoms of Childhood PTSD were primarily psychological. But we now know that abuse, neglect and chronic stress in childhood tend to cause brain and nervous system dysregulation, and that THIS is the root cause of many of our harshest symptoms, including ADHD, depression, broken relationships and even weight problems and heart disease.

The Techniques

In 1994, I learned a daily practice that healed my own chronic dysregulation  — quite by accident, and this allowed me to begin a dramatic process of transformation. The daily practice is comprised of two techniques — 1) twice-daily writing of fears and resentments, and 2) twice-daily mantra meditation. I tell the story and teach the both techniques in the mini-course. 

Usually, I suggest to people that they get the hang of daily writing for several days, before they move on to the meditation. The writing brings relief, but when you make it a habit, you’ll want the mental rest provided by the meditation. It’s kind of like pulling a thorn out of your foot (the writing) and then putting a balm on it (the meditation) so it can heal.

If You’d Like More Resources…

You can learn the techniques I use to heal dysregulation and other symptoms of Childhood PTSD in this free, online mini-course, The Daily Practice.

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For a deeper dive into all the symptoms of Childhood PTSD — how they happen, and what to do, take my online course Healing Childhood PTSD

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11 thoughts on “How I Healed From Childhood PTSD: Free Techniques That Help Re-Regulate Your Brain and Emotions”

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  2. Thank you for your meditation and the fear list idea. I felt that meditation deeply and I’ve tried so many before . Cptsd takes so long to heal. It’s confusing, heart wrenching, adrenaline pumping, craziness without much support for a true healing. I appreciate your videos. Be well .

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  8. I love the inventory idea and have a client I would like to introduce it to, but he struggles with writing. Is there another way for him to do this practice? I thought of having him say it into his phone, but wonder if that would be as effective because as you said writing uses different part of your brain. Thanks for any suggestions!

    1. Hi Laura, thanks for writing. There does seem to be something special about the pencil in hand, and the writing on paper. You didn’t say the nature of your client’s limitation, but when my kids were little, I let them dictate their inventory to me and watch me write. If physically possible, your client could write illegibly (or scribble) while thinking or saying what he’s writing. It’s important not to just “think” this stuff though. We’re already doing that!

  9. You’ve mentioned that something to do with writing (instead of talking) is good for the brain when trying to re-regulate. Would needlework have the same effect? For a while, I had the capacity to do needlework and I clearly remember feeling calm and centered having done an hour or so of it. Unfortunately, I am not in a place (mentally, physically, financially) right now where I can do needlework and I despair that I ever will be able to do it again. I hanker after the feeling that it gave me.

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