When CPTSD is active and our brains/emotions are dysregulated, we can be easily triggered by things that upset us, including things people say or do (or don’t do), things that are shocking, or just everyday stressors. Getting triggered can cost us hours and days of disruption, so the search for a “safe space” can be an urgent one, yet hard to find.
So how do we stay “safe?” How much can we expect other people to prevent triggers from happening, and what’s our own role? What should we do if people trigger us? My answers may surprise you.
You can learn my techniques for handling triggers here: https://crappychildhoodfairy.com/2018/12/27/how-i-healed-from-childhood-ptsd-free-techniques-that-help-re-regulate-your-brain-and-emotions.
You can learn more about dysreglation and re-regulation here: https://youtu.be/uR4KjQ2711E
If you feel that childhood trauma continues to affect you as an adult, learn more about my course “Healing Childhood PTSD” here: https://crappychildhoodfairy.lpages.co/fairy-course-from-youtube
If early trauma has taken a toll on your romantic relationships, check out my new course “Dating and Relationships for People with Childhood PTSD” here: https://crappychildhoodfairy.lpages.co/dating-course-from-youtube
And, as always, you can plug into all the tools, resources, stories and courses at my blog, https://crappychildhoodfairy.com