Toxic shame after trauma and abuse

Mar 23, 2019

Do you get intense waves of toxic shame or do you feel like you're always ashamed of yourself?

First, we need to be crystal clear on where all that TOXIC SHAME came from:

  • we were not born that way
  • we were made to feel that way by other people’s actions & in-actions, their...
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What to do when you get angry with yourself

Mar 20, 2019

Do you ever get extremely angry or furious with yourself?

Like even over little things that would they have happened to someone else you'd ignore it or even say some uplifting or encouraging words? But you just can't seem to be able to do this for yourself. It just feels so different or wrong....

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Feeling unwanted and unlovable

Feb 22, 2019

If you had a lot of interpersonal trauma, abuse and neglect in your life, then you most likely grown up feeling unwanted & unlovable.

Bowlby (psychologist, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst) has written about this decades ago: 

  • Children who have nurturing caregivers, who make their child...
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Self harm and complex PTSD

Feb 13, 2019

There are a few myths about self-harm and this fear that if we talk about self-harm that this might be too triggering for people. No one should struggle with this in secrecy or alone. So, let’s talk about this. 

What this blog covers:

  • what self-harm is not and
  • then give you 3 real...
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Grieving process with complex PTSD

Jan 22, 2019

Have you ever felt like you're stuck in this grieving phase on your healing journey with complex PTSD?

That intense sadness and heavy pain… if you’ve got complex PTSD, not only are your PTSD symptoms complex, but also the grieving process is complex.

People may have suggested to you...

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How accurate are my trauma memories?

Dec 03, 2018

Let’s talk about memories, because that can be controversial and is a struggle for many trauma survivors.

.... I don't know but you, but it just really hurts me when someone questions the validity of my memories or the accuracy of my memories from past traumatic trauma events.

On top of...

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I've no purpose - complex PTSD

Nov 25, 2018

Have you too questioned your purpose and the purpose of life? Did or do things feel meaningless & pointless to you?

Is this a present struggle or one that you overcame?

I felt like there was just no point in living for so long. I felt so alien and so different to everyone else, that I truly...

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Attachment trauma

Oct 27, 2018

I've been getting quite a few messages of people, who are really hard on themselves. Judging themselves unfairly and harshly. I don't know, are you one of them too??

You know the things we did when those trauma memories started coming up and we first get our diagnosis, …  -> we...

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cPTSD - when you skipped the basics

Sep 17, 2018

The healing journey is a roller coaster in the dark - ups and downs and ups and downs.

Some days you're managing your complex PTSD quite okay, then you slip again... Everything feels like you are going backwards, all your cPTSD symptoms flare up and it feels like this’s never gonna get...

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Alexithymia and complex PTSD

Sep 05, 2018

What is alexithymia and what can we do about it?

Alexithymia is the inability to identify, name, and describe emotions. For some people this also means that you don't know how to act in a way that represents specific emotions (like at drama school, or actors). You don't know the body...

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