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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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If you have a passion for writing and want to reach a large audience with your research on complex trauma and mental health, or if you’re a survivor and want to share your story, we want to hear from you!

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Things You Can Say to Your Child But Not Your Inner Child

Things You Can Tell Your Children But Not Your Inner ChildAs a parent of four stepchildren and two biological ones, I wasn’t thrilled to find out I had yet another child to parent. The thought made me want to run to the nearest hospital and get an emergency...

Three Things I Learned From My Anxiety the Hard Way!

This series of blogs will talk about my journey on anxiety, my learnings, and what helped me to soar.
The purpose of these articles is to motivate and support everyone going through the same and their family members.
This article will talk about my learnings of the condition.

Complex PTSD HealingCPTSDEmotional FlashbacksEmotional WellnessThe Brain and CPTSDTreatment for CPTSD
Orange Trees in the Desert, Fight or Flight and Emotional Regulation
Orange Trees in the Desert, Fight or Flight and Emotional Regulation

Orange Trees in the Desert, Fight or Flight and Emotional Regulation

The desert of the Southwestern United States has a strange, stark beauty all its own. Gorgeous sunsets, rock formations and deep canyons accented with spiky cactus resemble another world. If you grew up back east like I did, your previous experience with plant life...

Attachment TraumaComplex PTSD HealingCPTSD and Narcissistic AbuseCPTSD Survivor StoriesFeeling Good EnoughOuter CriticSelf-Acceptance
The Stories We Tell Ourselves

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

First grade was the first time in my life I felt understood. I loved everything about school. The snacks, the smell of mimeographed worksheets, learning how to read and write, the playground, and most of all, I loved my teacher Mrs. King. She was the first adult I...


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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