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Managing CPTSD When the World is On Fire

When the world around you becomes unstable, there are two basic energies you can adopt.  For those who went through trauma as a child, it’s hard to avoid getting stuck in one of them. Self protection. As much as we need safety, inside and out — we also need growth. If you have Childhood PTSD …

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CPTSD and AVOIDANCE: Learning to Be OK in Groups (Resilience Series)

It’s super common for those of us who grew up with abuse and neglect when we were small, to feel as adults that we are on the outside somehow. When we’re in groups we feel as if we are only partly in it, and never really included . Or we start as a full participant …

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CPTSD and Social AWKWARDNESS

For those of us who grew up with abuse and neglect at home, it can be hard to know how to ACT in social situations. Here’s an example…. Have you ever been to a hotel where there is a person who is there to carry your bags, and even though you didn’t ask, they carry …

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CPTSD and Emotional Flashbacks

Most people are familiar with PTSD flashbacks — the kind we associate with combat veterans who are haunted by a war memory. With Chronic PTSD (CPTSD), we may have “emotional flashbacks” — mood states from childhood that are disconnected from present day events, though we don’t always know it.   If you’d like to learn …

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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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Why Does It Suddenly Seem Like EVERYONE Has PTSD?

PTSD, Complex PTSD, Childhood PTSD — why does it seem like SO many people have it these days? Are people actually experiencing more trauma in this generation, or is something else going on? In this video I give you ten guesses why so many people feel they have it, and how our culture can change …

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How I Discovered The Techniques That Help Me Heal Brain Dysregulation From Childhood PTSD

The Daily Practice is a pair of techniques, practiced together twice a day, that helped me quickly recover from the debilitating effects of chronic emotional/brain dysregulation. In this video I tell the history of how I developed it and how to use it. Below is a link to a free download and videos so you …

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How to FEEL HAPPIER When Childhood PTSD is Holding You Down

Even though the abuse and neglect we endured in childhood is long over, the lingering effects can leave us depressed, anxious, negative and disempowered — sometimes there’s not even a reason! For many of us, talking to someone about it doesn’t help (even if you have someone who listens). But there are simple things you …

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Six Signs Your Brain is Dysregulated (With Ten Steps to Re-Regulate Again)

Adults who experienced early trauma are prone to dysregulation of the brain and nervous system, especially in response to stress. Dysregulation, in turn, can trigger (or exacerbate) depression, anxiety, illness, addiction and emotional outbursts. So clearly, learning to re-regulate is the first step in healing the effects of Childhood PTSD. If you’d like to learn …

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Chemical Imbalance, Or Just Childhood PTSD?

Millions of people — more than 1 in 7 in the U.S alone — are taking psychiatric drugs for depression and anxiety. It’s not clear, however, that they are helpful for treating the effects of early trauma. These symptoms may include depression and anxiety, but rather than a chemical imbalance, the cause may indeed stem …

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