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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Impulsive or compulsive shopping with complex PTSD

Aug 26, 2018

Impulsive or compulsive shopping: have you ever come home from the shops with bags full of stuff, kind of excited with all these new things… but by the time you put them on the table some heavy feelings are settling in… feelings of guilt and SHAME...

Those demons in your head...

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CPTSD - how do you get your feelings back?

Aug 22, 2018

I'm wondering, have you ever gone through a phase, where you just felt really numb. You felt like you're a robot going through the motions. Barely functioning from one day to the next.

Well I was often. I just felt so dead inside. There was no purpose to anything. I just really didn't want to...

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Meditate with a wandering mind

Aug 08, 2018

Have you ever tried to meditate and with every second you got more frustrated and more irritated and more irritated and more frustrated...??

Have you tried to meditated and you zoned out instead and it turned into a form of dissociation?

It's really really difficult to meditate when you have...

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ACE study scores

Jul 31, 2018

Have ever been asked what your ACE score is? Have you done the questionnaire to find out what your ACE score is?

ACE = Adverse Childhood Experiences

The ACE study is a very famous one and I’d like to summaries the key findings of this study as it sometimes gets misinterpreted…

To...

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Frustrated with dissociating?

Jul 26, 2018

Have you ever sat on a couch and then looked at your watch only to realize "oh my gosh, I just lost 6 hours!" You wonder, what did I do? You don't even remember what you were thinking about in those 6 hours. Has it ever felt like you keep loosing chunks of time? It sure has for me countless...

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Anxiety - would you try this exercise??

Jul 14, 2018

Are you ready for a challenge? 

The exercise I am going to share with you today, you might not like at all...

but you might, knowing that it made a real difference in how I can manage my anxiety and panic attacks now.

Anxiety and panic attacks are debilitating and really affect our quality...

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Different types of PTSD

Jul 08, 2018

 

They are very important questions to be clear about

Classical/normal/standard PTSD

  • is from a once-off event
  • e.g. a car accident, natural disasters, an assault armed robbery….

 

So, it's a once-off and that person gets immediate help, support, medication, and therapy. Then...

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