fbpx

Healing

The Secret of CPTSD Recovery: RESILIENCE (First in a Series)

When we talk about a history childhood trauma, we talk a lot about the problems — the damage, the limitation on our lives, the sadness. But in reality, a lot of us are thriving despite abuse and neglect in the past. The word for this is resilient. Overcoming the effects of Childhood PTSD is not …

The Secret of CPTSD Recovery: RESILIENCE (First in a Series) Read More »

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 …

CPTSD and Emotional Flashbacks Read More »

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, …

This is How It FEELS When Your Brain is Dysregulated from CPTSD Read More »

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 …

How to FEEL HAPPIER When Childhood PTSD is Holding You Down Read More »

Childhood PTSD and ANGER: Is it Ever a GOOD Thing?

For me, one of the biggest burdens of my past was in my relationship to anger. When I was a kid, the adults in my life went WAY out of control with their anger. I grew up watching my dad rage at my mom, and my mom berate my dad. The two of them would …

Childhood PTSD and ANGER: Is it Ever a GOOD Thing? Read More »

How to Get Your Hope Back After The Hardships of Childhood PTSD

Do you ever get STUCK in thoughts of the trauma you endured in your childhood — and of all the hardships that hindered you as a result? It’s almost like being hypnotized… the dark thoughts cast a spell that makes it almost impossible to imagine feeling better. But there is a way to break the …

How to Get Your Hope Back After The Hardships of Childhood PTSD Read More »

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 …

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

Understanding What Happened: Is This The Best Approach to Healing CPTSD?

Millions of people around the world are working to heal their Childhood PTSD (which is very positive). I’ve noticed there are two general approaches people follow, and in this video I tell you which one (I think) is more likely to recover. In one group, people are very in touch with what HAPPENED to them …

Understanding What Happened: Is This The Best Approach to Healing CPTSD? Read More »

This is What It Feels Like When Your Brain is Dysregulated From Childhood PTSD

People who had a rough childhood often go through life feeling — knowing — that they are a little different than most people. It’s common sense that early exposure to violence, addiction, abuse or neglect can have a lifelong effect on mental health and behavior. Until recently, researchers understood these effects to be mostly a) …

This is What It Feels Like When Your Brain is Dysregulated From Childhood PTSD Read More »

Do You Need Spirituality to Recover from Childhood PTSD?

During a break in taping my new course on dating and relationships, I recorded this story about how hard it can be to change the self-defeating patterns that so often flow from Childhood PTSD. I talk about one summer when I was working hard to get through a dark time, and then a miracle took …

Do You Need Spirituality to Recover from Childhood PTSD? Read More »

Follow

Get the latest posts delivered to your mailbox: