YES!! One thing is certain: Our brain has tremendous capacity to change with the right tools and strategies :)
We got the research now to proof it.
Teachers told me that I didn't have what it takes to go to university! Well, I moved to a different country, learnt a new language and am just about to finish my doctorate...
My rule: don't ever let anyone tell you what you are capable of or not - even if they tell you that you are treatment resistant!!!!
Yes, I spend a ridiculous amount of time & cash in 15+ years for therapy, workshops, seminars & programs, certificates, books & research articles... (eeks sounds nerdy - I'm a little weird like that)
and FINALLY I managed to get out of this constant survival mode, have a great life and inner peace (well, mostly)
... for me learning to manage my cPTSD was a LONELY journey. I don't want this to be lonely for you!!
Let's eliminate thoughts like: > I should be over it by now > my trauma wasn't that bad > nothing will ever get better for me....
Get clear on the difference between PTSD and complex PTSD - THIS IS IMPORTANT, as it affects treatment choice (so frustrating that some professionals don't know the difference)
Be prepared: use the provided list of questions to ask before your first session, to make sure this is the right therapist/coach/mentor for you
Common therapy approaches explained - curious to find out what approach resonates most with you :)
Learn about the healing stages or phases - This is IMPORTANT, so that therapy is healing and not overwhelming & re-traumatising
Tips to manage and resolve flashbacks
Dissociation with cPTSD explained (includes: fragmented sense of self and compartmentalisation)
Free yourself from toxic shame that can keep you stuck in a vicious cycle (often self destructive, addictions...)
Use the action steps provided to squash toxic shame
Ideas to help a dysregulated nervous system & emotions that can quickly spiral out of control
Attachment trauma explained - identify our dominant attachment style and how to change it, so that you can have deep and meaningful friendships where you feel cared for and loved
Tips to stay energised and uplifted despite your cPTSD symptoms
Practice these empowering habits to feel confident and trust in yourself
Mini course (9 videos+worksheets) to gain the confidence to create and stick to your boundaries.
Create inner peace with guided mindfulness exercise
Some days we feel just numb and lifeless. So I'd love to share my favourite exercise to wake up my body