Stages of Grief for Narcissistic Abuse – Complex Trauma – C-PTSD

17 Sept Q&A Livestream on the topic of “Stages of Grief for Narcissistic Abuse – Complex Trauma – C-PTSD” This conversation we are having during this video may be especially helpful for those who were abused or neglected from the ages of 0-8 years of age by a narcissistic parent or caregiver. Psychological abuse, coercion, emotional neglect, and all forms of child abuse are extremely damaging to the human psyche and should be treated my licensed medical professionals. YouTube is not a replacement for medical care. Athena is here to provide trauma-informed peer support. Please seek professional care. #BecauseWeAreWorthIt

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Complex Trauma Survivors, especially those who endure narcissistic abuse in childhood or other various forms of childhood abuse, often have a hard time discussing these topics due to the denial of their maltreatment or the way they have been devalued by various abusive people and enablers in adulthood.


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All credit for this powerfully healing discussion should be directed toward our global community of brave PTSD, CPTSD, childhood abuse and narcissistic abuse survivors who show up HERE every week to heal and support one another.

When we first realize we are living with CPTSD symptoms or learn that we are a “survivor” of abuse, we usually have a period of time when we feel all alone or like we will never make it through the pain.

Tonight’s discussion is for anyone who learns about their trauma, has new memories of their trauma or just feels all alone in their healing journey. You are not alone anymore.

Welcome to our safe community.

You are welcome here. We believe you. There is support here. Be kind to yourself. Go at your own pace. Breathe. Breathe again. And… know the pain you are feeling today is temporary. It gets better. We promise.

When certain topics come to mind or are of particular interest to you, please post them below in the comments or send them via email if you’d prefer more privacy/anonymity (see our About section). You may also send them to info(at)cptsdfoundation(dot)org and I will add them to my editorial calendar.

Weekly, I will be answering your questions, sharing practical tips and strategies to help you heal from the debilitating aftereffects of narcissistic abuse and childhood abuse of any kind. CPTSD symptoms can be very paralyzing. Please take it slow and know we are all here to support you. Thank you for your participation and encouraging support toward all other community members.

Again, this video is live and interactive.

This is Weekly Q&A. If you are unable to attend live please take the info you find helpful and leave the rest. We invite you to visit to download the content you wish to read/ learn about. No need to be unkind in the comments re: all the “talking”… this is described here in the description section as “Live Q&A”… hence the talking.

I would also like to take this time to invite you to join our global community of survivors in 180+ countries. There are several ways to receive the support you deserve:

1). in our free safe support groups on Facebook
2). on Twitter during Sue’s or Rachel’s weekly Twitter Chats #sexabusechat #csaqt
3). right here on YouTube with Athena–for Live Q&A every week (times below)

In the USA:
Mondays 6:00 p.m. PST/ 9:00 p.m. EST

In the UK:
Tuesdays at 2:00 a.m. GMT

In Australia:
Tuesdays 11:am

You are welcome here with us, always.

It is my honor to serve the trauma community. I hope to see you here with us every week. Invite someone you know who feels alone or misunderstood regarding their narcissistic abuse, childhood abuse or CPTSD symptoms.

Again, all credit for this powerfully healing discussion should be directed toward our global community of brave PTSD, CPTSD, Narcissistic Abuse and Childhood Abuse Survivors who show up here every week to heal and support one another.

Thank you ALL for being in my life and for allowing me to be a part of your lives. I love you all and couldn’t do any of this without

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