Childhood PTSD and Getting Triggered: How Can You Feel Safe?

When CPTSD is active and our brains and emotions are dysregulated, we can be easily triggered by things that upset us — things people say and do (or don’t do), things that are shocking or hurtful, and just everyday stressors.

Getting triggered can cost us hours and days of disruption, so the search for a “safe space” can be an urgent one, yet hard to find.

So how do we stay “safe?” How much can we expect other people to prevent triggers from happening, and what’s our own role? What should we do if people trigger us? My answers may surprise you.



You can learn my techniques for handling triggers here.

You can learn more about dysreglation and re-regulation here.

If you feel that childhood trauma continues to affect you as an adult, you can learn about more about my course “Healing Childhood PTSD” here. 

If early trauma has taken a toll on your romantic relationships, check out my new course “Dating and Relationships for People with Childhood PTSD” here.

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Have a good week,

Anna (the Fairy)

By |2019-02-11T15:54:04+00:00February 11th, 2019|0 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.

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