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Childhood PTSD & CPTSD

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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Feeling Stuck? Ten Tips to SPEED CPTSD Healing

There are a lot of people out there walking around with Complex PTSD. They might know they have it. They might even be trying to do something about it. But mostly, they’re just suffering with it,  afraid they’re going to become one of those people stuck in their trauma forever, never being fully happy, loved, …

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Why You Keep PLAYING SMALL

Your childhood trauma tried to destroy you when you were little and you survived. Right now is the time when you get to decide whether you will take the path of real healing and become your full and real self — or whether you’ll take the road that looks easier, and keep playing small.   It …

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Why People Still Don’t TRUST You (Yet)

There is something unfair that happens when you’ve survived traumatic times. Even when the abuse wasn’t in any way your fault, people stop trusting you.  You get abused and they don’t trust you. And you might think this is just because they were horrible people who don’t understand — and sometimes they don’t… But when …

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CPTSD and Your Work Life: Set Yourself Free to Succeed

If you were hurt by trauma when you were a kid, you’re already painfully aware of how the old hurts, and fears, and triggers come back to haunt you, right when you’re trying to take a big step up on your career. And it’s not that you’re not smart enough or capable enough.  It’s the …

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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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Why You Don’t Feel HEARD

It is SO common for people who had childhood trauma go through life feeling disconnected and unimportant to other people, and a big piece of that is feeling not heard: people don’t listen when you express yourself, or they listen, but they don’t get it or they don’t believe you. Or worse, they don’t care. …

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