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Increase Energy & Boost Focus with CPTSD Healing Techniques

I’ve noticed SO many people in my life, and in the Crappy Childhood Fairy member community, are feeling low-energy and a loss of focus. For some of us, it’s COVID or post-COVID symptoms (I’m just recovering from COVID myself). For others, it’s a lingering dullness associated with the extra isolation of the pandemic, or the …

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Covert Avoidance: Are You Hiding From Your Own Life?

For people living with the effects of childhood trauma, “avoidance” can be a strategy to control CPTSD triggers by keeping oneself alone and isolated. “Covert avoidance” is my term for a secret kind of avoidance — living life as if you are engaged with it, but hiding from it. Watch the Video If that’s you, …

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New Age Myths That Keep You Single

Unfortunately it can be very easy to take advantage of people who were traumatized as kids, and make them THINK that some uncomfortable or painful situation will lead to being loved. I’m talking about certain New Age or personal development ideas out there that are totally common and widely believed, but that are… just not …

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Is COVERT AVOIDANCE Making Your Life Empty?

You might have a good career, you’re friendly, you’re interesting, there are  people in your life — but if you feel like nothing is connecting it’s all superficial and not giving you happiness —  It’s time to ask yourself if you’re secretly avoiding your own life.  Watch the Video Avoidance is really normal for people …

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Is the CHILD in You Controlling the ADULT In You?

Of all the red flags I’ve learned to detect, there’s one that really makes my “uh-oh” radar go off, and that’s when a grown man or woman says “I never want to grow up!” Maybe you’ve tried to date someone like that, or maybe one of your parents was like that. Or maybe (forgive me …

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CPTSD Recovery: The ONE WORST Thing You Can Do

One of the great things about writing about early trauma, is that I learn from all of you what’s working for you — and what’s not. I get at least a dozen e-mails from subscribers every day, and I read what you post and I learn about those of you who have found success in …

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CPTSD and CLINGING: Try To Let Things COME TO YOU.

Childhood PTSD has often left us unconsciously anxious, and one sign is that we tend to grasp at things we do want, and cling despite the fact that these people, situations or places make us unhappy. In this video I talk about testing reality by letting go and allowing things to come to you. You …

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DESTRUCTIVE PEOPLE: Does CPTSD Make It Hard for You to Spot Them?

Detecting who is safe and supportive — and who is NOT — is a level of discernment that can be damaged by past abuse, neglect and trauma. In this video I talk about common challenges spotting people who are unhealthy for us. And I talk about the two emotional reactions that must be healed in …

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TOUGH LOVE Truths For Healing CPTSD

For people with Childhood PTSD and CPTSD, there are a lot of treatments out there. Sometimes no matter what we do or how hard we try, we can hit wall. If you’ve been working hard at your recovery but you’re not making progress, it may be time to up-level your healing with a pinch of …

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This is How It FEELS When Your Brain is Dysregulated from CPTSD

Everyone’s brain and emotions get dysregulated sometimes, and almost everyone is able to eventually re-regulate. But if you grew up with abuse, neglect or other trauma during childhood, you may get more dysregulated more often, and have a harder time bouncing back, leaving you with a lack of focus and coordination, overblown (or deadened) emotions, …

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