Complex PTSD & Trauma #61



Audience questions for episode #61

1. I’m kind of struggling to accept my sexuality. I know that I am only attracted to women but I still have a hard time to allow myself to be okay with it. I struggle with social anxiety…

2. I find it super problematic when people use words from the mental health field for everyday things. I can’t think of a specific incident, but I mean things like…

3. A friend of mine with whom I was really close, decided to stop talking to me out of the blue. Like, one day we were talking about uni and everything was fine (at least I thought it was …

4. Can you please talk about Complex PTSD and Chronic Trauma? My therapist recently told me I have both of these and it’s really scary! Is the “chronic trauma”…

5. How do I remember things that are helpful for me? I feel like my brain just turns off when I think about things I can do for my mental health. With YouTube videos I can recognize things that I relate to…

6. Is it possible to recognize the beginnings of an eating disorder in yourself? I’ve noticed myself eating as little as possible and taking long walks (even at odd hours) to burn off most if not all of what I ate. I’ve also tried to purge but haven’t been able…

7. How do you deal with going to therapy and subsequently coming to the realization that things are actually a lot worse than you make them out to be? I started therapy about three months ago, and I thought that I would be working through anxiety and mild depression. But…

8. Do you have any advice for people who have “fallen off the wagon” in terms of mental health management and self-care? I struggle with depression and about a year ago finally found a way of coping and feeling “normal” through…

9. How do I deal with existential thoughts/depression brought on by isolation and trauma in my childhood? I feel impossibly alone in this, and no one I share my…

10. Could you talk more about nightmares connected to trauma? I’m diagnosed with c-ptsd and I have a lot of nightmares (when I was in high school I had them so often I was scared of sleeping and would sometimes sleep on a mattress in my parents’ room), but they’re not obvious flashback nightmares. Still…
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