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Self-Care

CPTSD and Visiting Family: Ten Tips for Self Care

Lately, a lot of people who grew up with childhood trauma are going “no contact” with their families and loved ones. I hear people talking about it with relief and sometimes a sense of accomplishment. For many people, the abuse was egregious and may be ongoing; in these cases, walking away for good may be …

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Five Steps to Protect Yourself from OPINION BULLIES

There has never been a time when thinking clearly, and thinking for yourself, have been more important than they are right now.  With Childhood PTSD, it’s all too common that we end up losing ourselves around other people — especially people with strong personalities and strong opinions. It’s OK that people have strong opinions. But …

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CPTSD: How to Transform Fear, and Develop INNER STRENGTH

Now that the pandemic has us all in a crisis situation, we’re about to find out to find out who falls apart in a crisis, and who rises up to serve, lead and encourage others.  The ones who shine are not always who we expected — have you noticed this?  Here in California we’ve been …

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Is Your Partner’s CPTSD Hurting Your Relationship?

Happy Valentines Day to all you good people out there! I talk a lot about breaking isolation and forming relationships, but a topic many of you have asked me to cover is, how to be in a relationship with another person who has Childhood PTSD. This is such an important question, about something that can …

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If You Had Just ONE YEAR to HEAL CPTSD, What Would You Do?

It’s New Year’s Day as I write this. And today I’ve got an exercise for your imagination, designed to help you do great things and feel happier in the next 12 months, and maybe help you get unstuck if that’s where you are right now.  (There’s link below this article where you can download and …

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Sick and Stressed from CPTSD? Power Up Your SELF CARE (Resilience Series)

I’ve been talking about resilience in recent posts — the obstacles that hold back recovery, and the strengths we need to keep healing. Last week the topic was fear. In this post (and the video that goes with it)  I want to go up a layer to the next strength, and that’s self-care. I used to …

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