My advice, is only listen to trauma experts & those with empathy, education & insight.

Completely agree..Being shamed further is incredibly painful when you have suffered childhood trauma!

Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

Bessel van der Kolk, sure ‘gets’ what a childhood filled with fear, no love, deep loneliness feels like and leads to. The severe affects it has on the survivor.

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He explains clearly within all his work, how complex trauma in childhood, is far more damaging than when endured in adulthood, because the child’s brain is immature, still growing and affected by the environment and relationships the child is exposed to.

So when this abuse is caused by parents, or caregivers, it is severely damaging. To the child’s growing and malleable brain, psyche and body. Trauma is felt and experiences, by the mind, brain, body, heart, soul and spirit. And all of these are affected by ongoing suffering, fear, abuse and neglect.

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2 thoughts on “My advice, is only listen to trauma experts & those with empathy, education & insight.

  1. Thanks for reblogging this. It makes me think about something I read a while back…Maybe on Emotional Geographic…That the work of overcoming trauma and C-PTSD is long and arduous because you actually have to “rewire” your brain…Make new neural pathways because “healthy” neural pathways were never made. Ah…I found the post. Her comment that really struck me is that you are “literally, rebuilding a brain.”


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