There is now a growing body of research in the area of CPTSD and more now that is outside of what is traditionally white or North American focused. (Yay!) This is good news, because so many people suffer from complex trauma, the symptoms of which include: anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, and challenges with relationships. AContinue reading “Self-Compassion to Heal from Complex Trauma”
Author Archives: Sherry Yuan Hunter
Great ideas are just things that have already happened… in the future. You’ve already done it. It was/will be fantastic. You know it. It’s coming. We are now, in the present, just figuring out the ‘how’ and ‘enjoying’ the journey there. The uncertainty can either trigger us into a place of fear or motivate usContinue reading “Trauma-Informed Goals”
Seeing the World More Clearly
Sometimes, we get triggered into treating people based on who we believe they are.
“Learning to recognize your trigger reactions is the starting point for this journey. Trigger reactions are the portals into the human unconscious.”
Through the Eyes of Resentment
Resentment is often defined as a common emotion that results from wrongdoing or unfair treatment: injustice or humiliation. Long-term resentment can result in complex trauma.
Short Progress Report
Genuine gratitude comes from authentically and somatically experiencing ‘I like this. I want this. I am happy with this. I enjoy this. I feel safe with this.’
Fragility Confusion from CPTSD
CPTSD survivors can be as strong as laminated unbreakable glass, as fragile as coffee carafe, or as dangerous as a broken beer bottle.
One of the most frustrating things in the world is that explosion of rage when our kids (or partners, or friends, or colleagues) exhibit ‘undesirable’ behaviour. We THINK it’s because they are ‘behaving badly’ and that means that we need to work harder to CONTROL the situation. Then comes the shame and, for some, theContinue reading “Managing Triggers”
If I Were a Remote…
Our remote control had been missing for over a week. Yup. It’s not an easy thing to live without I must admit and it was gone.
They Don’t Need My Approval!
What should a parent think when their kids don’t need or want their approval anymore?