Welcome to

CPTSD Foundation

Successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education.

Everyday Application

Trauma-informed information that can be used in your daily healing.

Professional Leadership

Programs and resources are overseen by trauma-informed personnel.

Survivors & Practitioners

Programs designed for both survivors & helping professionals.

What is Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD)?

“Complex PTSD comes in response to chronic traumatization over the course of months or, more often, years. This can include emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuses, domestic violence, living in a war zone, being held captive, human trafficking, and other organized rings of abuse, and more. While there are exceptional circumstances where adults develop C-PTSD, it is most often seen in those whose trauma occurred in childhood”. Learn More…

Not Sure Where to Begin? Start Here!

Our website has a large volume of content, and trying to figure out where to begin can sometimes feel overwhelming. Finding exactly what you need should be as simple as possible, so we’ve created a Start Here page that highlights some of the most searched for programs and resources on our site. Of course, you can always contact us anytime for help! Our goal is to provide you the very best programs & resources for your individual journey.

We Are Healing Trauma - Virtual Summit 2022


CPTSD Awareness Day is September 2nd! Each year we bring together clinicians, coaches, authors, teachers, and thought leaders in the field of trauma recovery, through exclusive one-on-one video interviews hosted by our Executive Director, Athena Petersen!

Be sure and secure your access and take advantage of the Early Bird Registration Discount!


CPTSD Resources & Programs


All of our programs are trauma-informed, which means that each one is developed and facilitated through the lens of understanding what survivors need to help feel supported and encouraged as they navigate every day life in the wake of a traumatic past. No invalidation, no judgment, no shame. You are accepted just as you are, and you are welcome here.

Daily Recovery Support

7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year

We’re here for you with affordable group calls, in a safe atmosphere, focusing on encouraging you and equipping you with skills and information you can use every single day in your healing journey. Take your healing to the next level!

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Healing Book Club

Trauma-Healing Book Chat

Join us every week as we read and discuss trauma-informed resources in a safe atmosphere, by world-renown authors. Registration is always open, so you can join us anytime. Learn more and get signed up today!

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Weekly Creative Group

Creative Expression in Healing

The Weekly Creative Group is a safe place to come and express yourself through creative methods. Bring your paints, crayons, sketch pads, arts & crafts, or virtually any other creative art, and join us as we continue healing together. 

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Trauma-Informed Yoga

Weekly Yoga Classes

This weekly, virtual, yoga program is trauma-informed and focused on helping survivors engage with the present moment, in a validating and encouraging atmosphere. 

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Daily Encouraging Text

Encouragement on the Go

One text per day, with an encouraging thought or nugget of wisdom to help inspire you as you heal from your past and embrace the hope that is possible in recovery. Start receiving your texts for only $4.99 per month. Cancel Anytime. 

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CPTSD Community Safe Group

Private and Safe

Our CPTSD Community Safe Group is a place where survivors from around the globe come together to help heal in a safe community. Come and be a part of this Free supportive atmosphere.

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You Can Help a Survivor

The CPTSD Scholarship Program provides a means of offsetting the costs to join the Daily Recovery Support Calls and other programs at CPTSD Foundation. Many survivors struggle financially to make ends meet, and still desperately need trauma-informed support as they learn to heal from their past.


Donations from generous people just like you make it possible for men and women all over the world to gain access to the resources they need to manage, heal, and cope with their CPTSD symptoms. Any amount can make a huge difference.

Yes I Would Like to Help

Call for Writers

If you enjoy writing, we want to hear from you. We are always looking for guest writers for our blog. Our writers include survivors, coaches, clinicians, and thought leaders who share their lived experience, research, poetry, academic content, and more on our blog!

Get Involved

Do you enjoy volunteering? Do you want to give back and help others using a skill set you have, and a desire to make a difference in the lives of trauma survivors? Click that button and check out the current volunteer opportunities available. We’ll contact you with the next steps.

Recent Blog Posts

How to Be a Friend

How to Be a Friend

Trauma creates extremes. Either we are enmeshed with another person, constantly driven to people pleasing and conflict avoidance or we become dominators ourselves and cancel out others to feed our own needs. 

Weekly Live Q&A

Join us every Monday at 9 pm Eastern for a weekly, interactive, Q&A with Athena Moberg on our YouTube Channel. Each week, Athena takes your questions and shares insight on healing from Complex Trauma. All are welcome!

Foundation Events

You can keep track of events held by the Foundation, by checking our Calendar. Everything from topics on the Daily Recovery Support Calls and Healing Book Club, to Weekly Q&A’s on our YouTube Channel.

The calls have catapulted me forward in my recovery in multiple ways. I now have an anchor that is reliable, consistent, encouraging, educational, safe and soul enriching. There are still tough days…but I no longer get stuck in isolation for long periods of time.

Daily Recovery Support Call Member

 I am re assured that I’m not alone and others have simular experiences and struggles. I appreciate the validation and encouragement I recieve there and has really helped me in my healing journey. I have made new friends and have a safe place to show up on a daily basis.

Daily Recovery Support Call Member

Our Wonderful Partners

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Tar Tales was created the team behind Partners in Men’s Health, to provide a safe and confidential space for everyone to share their truth through the process of writing down their traumatic, real life stories. (Toxic Abusive Relationship).


Partners in Men’s Health helps all partners and spouses locked into TAR while focusing on men primarily. PMH supports men to heal with dignity through the concealed pandemic of Emotional Abuse at the hands of Personality Disordered loved ones.


Our mission is to stop institutional child abuse by empowering self-advocates to promote lasting social change. We envision a world where youth are free from institutionalization and the voices of young people are respected in the development of their own mental, emotional, and physical well-being.


We are a PRO-nurse advocacy organization working in solidarity with NNAA membership to repair and heal a broken healthcare system to help those who have undergone unjust discipline, slander and abuse by various state nursing regulatory bodies.


Together Estranged (TE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston, MA. TE supports and empowers those estranged from family members, often due to abuse, childhood trauma, lack of acceptance after coming out as LGBTQ+ and more. The organization provides social support services, mental health workshops and events to combat loneliness and build a sense of community.