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Trauma-Informed Blog

Here you’ll find content that focuses on complex trauma research, as well as survivor stories & poetry, and featured articles from clinicians and thought leaders in the world of trauma recovery.

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Rethinking Trauma Anniversaries

Chilled and humid, the air sticks to my skin. The sky is thickly overcast, a shock after three warm days of sunshine. Is this the perfect background for my somber mood or the conditions that provoke it? October starts a long anniversary I don’t want to recall, much...

How to Improve Your Emotional Wellness.

In October, we have been exploring together emotional wellness and emotional intelligence during emotional wellness awareness month. During these stressful days of the COVID 19 pandemic, talking about this subject is even more vital than ever before. Being emotionally...
Complex PTSD Healing, Depression, Emotional Flashbacks, Family Estrangement, Grief, Healthy Relationships, Holiday Stress, Mindfulness, Surviving the Holidays

Rethinking Trauma Anniversaries

Chilled and humid, the air sticks to my skin. The sky is thickly overcast, a shock after three warm days of sunshine. Is this the perfect background for my somber mood or the conditions that provoke it? October starts a long anniversary I don’t want to recall, much...

Complex PTSD Healing, CPTSD, CPTSD and Inner Child Work, CPTSD and Narcissistic Abuse, CPTSD and PTSD, CPTSD Survivor Stories, Family Estrangement, Guest Contributor

No Contact For Survival

If you’ve been reading my posts, you know that I talk a lot about awareness and acceptance. They are crucial for healing from trauma (https://www.survivingmomblog.com/post/addressing-the-elephant-in-the-room-why-silence-is-not-always-golden), and they are crucial...

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ACEs, Guest Contributor

Kids Need Hugs

(The article below is based on an excerpt from my book, Crazy Was All I Ever Knew: The Impact of Maternal Mental Illness on Kids. I have used a pseudonym to protect the privacy of family members.) My mother, who was mentally ill, never hugged me, never caressed me,...

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CPTSD, CPTSD Survivor Stories

The Plight of Platitudes

  As the sun rises here on the porch of the homeless shelter, the house’s cat ambles up beside me. I scratch and caress her head. Her silky black fur seems too soft for a cat. She purrs and nuzzles my hand. She also wants to be fed. If we traded places, would...

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What is Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

“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”. 

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