CPTSD video

  I put in the link and it automatically embedded itself on to my page.  I believe this is one of the clearest short answer to the question What is Complex PTSD, this segement does not go into how to manage it but does clarify how it is defined by insurance companies and other professionals. …

Taking back Joy

Not sure how to start this post.  I looked up my original wording and the connotation is totally different from what I meant.  I’ll try starting at the beginning. Caution – deep difficult subject. My mother raised me in a fear based living system.  Everything I did was geared to avoid being hit or berated. …

Adventure

Reading other blogs I am reminded of some of the things that I need to do or have done. Be Inspired suggest to Get Yourself Out Some people with PTSD groan at this point and say, “I can’t walk outside my front door.”  I spent 3 years basically bed ridden… so I found adventures in…

Resilience Myths

I get access to several computer blogs about education since I work at a high school.  I follow and keep track of trends and information about PTSD/CPTSD.  One of the subjects I am studying is resilience.  This article by By Elena Aguilar tackles 4 myths that people believe about resilience of a teacher.  Follow the…

Victor vs Victim

I saw myself as small, helpless, dominated, squashed….a worm with no back bone.  If anyone called me a victor I would look at them very strangely.  I did not see myself in a positive light.  Yet, I believed I could change.  I chose change, lots of change. As I changed, I started looking at different…

Changed my lens

I was asked a question I am struggling with how to write the answer, “What would you like therapists to know?” The first counselor I worked with was so extraordinary I had a hard time saying anything.  He understood me in ways that I didn’t understand about myself.  He led me to answers, allowing me…