Tag: complex trauma

Complex PTSD & PTSD exhaustion

The exhaustion which comes as a result of suffering with the above conditions is constantly present. No matter how much you sleep or rest, you never seem to feel completely rejuvenated. The following blog post by Roland Bal further explains this: https://rolandbal.com/trauma-and-ptsd-exhaustion-fatigue-and-tiredness/ Love Athina… Continue Reading “Complex PTSD & PTSD exhaustion”

Healing from abuse

The sad thing about healing from abuse is that many people who haven’t themselves been abused, can’t possibly understand the survivor’s journey. Healing from abuse is unique to each individual who has experienced it. The survivor will be emotionally damaged and/or physically hurt and… Continue Reading “Healing from abuse”

A great resource for CPTSD sufferers that have trouble sleeping

I came across this wonderful website & blog known as ‘Beauty after bruises’, which is a voluntary website that provides invaluable support for those with CPTSD and/or Dissociation. The links I am adding here are very useful for those of you who really struggle… Continue Reading “A great resource for CPTSD sufferers that have trouble sleeping”

Narcissistic abuse-Trauma bonding with a parent

As many of you already know, my journey to qualifying as a Life Coach, was based on my own recovery from my narcissistically abusive parents. For those of you who don’t follow my more personal blog, I wanted to just give you a little… Continue Reading “Narcissistic abuse-Trauma bonding with a parent”

2nd Video on emotional flashbacks

Hello fellow bloggers & friends, I hope you had a good weekend and have started your week with hope in your heart. I have been unusually busy over the last week, as hubby has been on holiday from work. My mornings have been completely… Continue Reading “2nd Video on emotional flashbacks”

Trauma is a loss, so it must be grieved

Trauma happens to all of us..We all go through life with a few small traumas. Most of the time, small traumas or small losses don’t leave emotional scars. We just keep going and adjust to whatever life throws at us. If on the other… Continue Reading “Trauma is a loss, so it must be grieved”

Shame

Shame is caused by negative messages. The shame I am highlighting in this video is caused by dysfunctional parents. Shame is insidious and can have detrimental effects on the way we view ourselves and others. This is something I am very familiar with as… Continue Reading “Shame”

CPTSD= Courage Progress Tenacity Survival Determination

Healing from PTSD is tough! Healing from Complex PTSD is even tougher. In honour of World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day, I want to tell every single one of you survivors out there that you can look at your PTSD & CPTSD differently, just for… Continue Reading “CPTSD= Courage Progress Tenacity Survival Determination”

YouTube video:Is it possible to completely cure Complex PTSD?Tips for a better chance at healing.

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend to the best of your ability.To those of you struggling at the moment, I hope you are doing ok and reaching out for support. The blogging community is filled with wonderful, caring people and it is… Continue Reading “YouTube video:Is it possible to completely cure Complex PTSD?Tips for a better chance at healing.”

Symptoms of anxiety that you may not know about

Anxiety can affect our body in so many ways that sometimes it is very hard to differentiate¬† between anxiety or something much more serious.Some symptoms are exactly the same as symptoms caused by more serious health problems, so how do we tell the difference?¬†… Continue Reading “Symptoms of anxiety that you may not know about”