Complex PTSD

Taking Charge of Your Trauma Narrative, with Dorothy Pierre-Joseph.

When you first begin to realize that you experienced some type of trauma, you realize that you were a victim. You were a victim unspeakable acts that nobody should ever have to endure. You may not even fully comprehend, understand, or remember everything that happened, but you’ve got some bits and pieces that will eventually…

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Navigating Daily Life and Continued Healing, after Sharing Your Survivor Story, with Larry Ruhl.

When you come to a point in healing from childhood trauma where you feel like it’s time to share your story, it’s truly a monumental moment in your recovery. While sharing openly about those personal struggles is not for everyone, and that’s ok, it can be incredibly validating for those who do wish to end…

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Self-Esteem and Reframing Negative Core Beliefs in Healing from Complex PTSD.

There are so many aspects to healing from Complex PTSD; not only is it working through the traumatic events themselves; opening up those old wounds or discovering wounds we never knew were there, but it’s also about dealing with the after-effects of the trauma. A case can certainly be made that, while uncovering and working…

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The Hope in Healing from CPTSD, with Monique Koven

If there’s one thing you need to be able to latch on to, and believe in when you begin a healing journey from past trauma..is Hope. The hope in healing from CPTSD or PTSD caused by childhood trauma is real, but if we don’t believe it’s real, the healing becomes exponentially more difficult. After all,…

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“Be Unapologetically You”, a Chat with Bipolar Barbie – Ep. 137

If you struggle every day with a mental illness, one of the things you want most is to feel like you are not alone; to know that someone gets what it means to be you, and live with the challenges you face. Even if you don’t live with a mental illness, the desire to feel…

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From Victim to Survivor to Warrior, with Lisa Cybaniak – Ep. 136

Back when I first started on my own healing journey, I quickly became familiar with the term, “survivor”. Although I had never heard of it before (other than being a TV show), from the moment I heard what it was, it resonated with me big time. I felt like I had the biggest light bulb…

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Life with DID and Giving Your Alters a Voice, with Kelli Gettel – Ep. 131

If there’s one thing about being a survivor that is abundantly true, it’s that this whole healing journey thing is a process. It’s full of new memories, seemingly unending struggles especially early on, new realizations about what happened and when, and a host of emotions ranging from sadness to anger, to despair, loneliness, and everything…

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Preventing Burnout in Trauma Recovery – Ep. 128

Raise your hand if you’ve heard this before, “pace yourself so you don’t burnout”. Or how about, “take your time, what’s the rush?” I’m pretty certain I’m not the only one who is literally sitting here in my chair with my hand raised right now. That kind of advice is timeless and applies virtually any…

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4 Benefits of Working Through the Pain of Your Past – Ep. 125

So what’s the deal with the importance of working through a past full of trauma, pain, and events we’d probably rather just forget about? Is there a point to working through all of those memories and revisiting situations that we’ve buried in the bottom of our minds for years, perhaps decades? The short answer, but…

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Experiencing the Freedom of Trauma Recovery in Your Own Way, with Michele Rosenthal – Ep. 113

The very thing that started this podcast, my first blog called Surviving My Past, lead to becoming a coach, and what has been driving me for years now, has been my own personal journey of healing from the past trauma in my life. The childhood sexual abuse between the ages of 5-10, the endless bullying…

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