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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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The Willow Tree

The Willow Tree   The windswept the hair from my eyes One tear streaming down my cheek I always seem to have goodbyes Every year every month every week They fill my head with their lies When I cry, they turn the other cheek When I feel this lonely my Willow tree,...

Self-Harm and Complex PTSD

***Trigger Warning This article contains information that may upset sensitive readers. The following article is about self-harming and should not be read by those who find this subject disturbing.*** Harming oneself is an all-too-common symptom of a larger mental...
Complex PTSD Healing
Motivational Healing: Are they psychological partners?

Motivational Healing: Are they psychological partners?

Each person has, either built up during their life or “inherited” situations that foster psychological barriers.  Such psychological barriers, real or imagined, are usually generated by not imagining that one can achieve something. How could one handle things differently to create a more positive expectation?  The suggestion is to honestly acknowledge what your true desire is in this matter.  Freedom in some areas, is usually a common human motivator, especially in the arena of healing. 

CPTSD Survivor Stories
C-PTSD- The demons put there by others and The substances that help them disappear.
C-PTSD: The demons put there by others and The substances that help them disappear.

C-PTSD: The demons put there by others and The substances that help them disappear.

CPTSD – The demons put there by others………. The substances that help them disappear if only for a while………… I fumbled out of my house at the age of 16, already been through an incredible amount of trauma, but I was told that it was all my fault somehow.  The...

Complex PTSD HealingCPTSD and Inner Child WorkCPTSD and Narcissistic AbuseCPTSD and PTSDCPTSD Survivor StoriesEmotional WellnessFeeling Good EnoughGriefHealing from Toxic ShameHealthy RelationshipsOuter Critic
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Mrs. King Versus the Gaslighters

Mrs. King Versus the Gaslighters

Gaslighting: to manipulate (someone) by psychological or abusive means into questioning reality. I had watched my big brother board the school bus every day for the last year. Now, it was finally my turn. The very first week of first grade, my teacher, Mrs. King,...

Emotional WellnessGuest ContributorOuter CriticSurviving the Holidays
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Don’t Judge a Person Unless You’ve Walked in Their Shoes

Don’t Judge a Person Unless You’ve Walked in Their Shoes

We assume we know people’s lives by the mere glimpses they show us. We think we know someone based on the brief encounters we exchange on our way to work or when we bump into each other. The playdates where we talk about our kids. The smiling family photos on...

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The Re-Emerging of Cara

The Re-Emerging of Cara

It’s been years since she broke free from being either goddess of the universe or scum of the earth – usually the latter more than the former. On one hand, she was bestowed extravagant devotion to the point of embarrassment. Conversely, without warning, a cloak of...


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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