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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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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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Childhood PTSD: Who Caused It? Who Has The Power to Heal It?

Childhood PTSD can have a devastating effect on our entire lives — especially in our romantic partnerships. It can feel hopeless, but the great news is, when we focus on the part of our problem where we played a role, we CAN change. In this short excerpt from my new online course, Dating and Relationships …

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CPTSD and The Attraction to Unavailable People: Video Excerpt From New Course (Part 1)

Last fall I surveyed followers of the Crappy Childhood Fairy to ask what topics I should be sure to cover in my new course on Dating and Relationships. By far, the number one answer was “dating unavailable and inappropriate people”. The new course is open for registration (!!!) and I wanted to give you a …

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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 …

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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 …

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Does Growing Up With Trauma in the House Make You Overweight?

Last year was the best year of my life. For one thing, I finally lost the extra weight I’d been carrying — about 40 pounds. I was (and am) thrilled to be back in a right-sized body. I’m happy about how I look when I try on clothes, and about how I feel when I …

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Did Childhood PTSD Leave You With “The Underdog Effect?” Here’s How To Undo It.

  This week, my video talks about the seeming cloud that can hang over folks who who went through a lot of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).  It’s a cloud made of negative outside stigma and our injured self-esteem. It limits us through tiny little changes in our habits, our judgment and our thinking. The good news …

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How to Make a Beautiful Apology

If you grew up with a lot of childhood crap, you probably know a thing or two about broken down relationships! And sometimes, sometimes, it’s we who did the breaking. Or at least played a part in it. If you have any apologies you’ve been meaning to give, but weren’t sure how, this is the …

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