Tag Archives: c-ptsd

EMOTIONAL FLASHBACKS AND CPTSD

Most people are familiar with PTSD flashbacks — the kind we associate with combat veterans who are haunted by a war memory. With Chronic PTSD (CPTSD), we may have “emotional flashbacks” — mood states from childhood that are disconnected from present day events, though we don’t always know it. My new Dysregulation Bootcamp will be… Read More »

Unrelenting Resilience In Your Complex PTSD Recovery

Mark Smith is back from a video making break to discuss the highly encouraging topic of ‘Unrelenting Resilience In Your Complex PTSD Recovery’ • Have been waiting for inspiration • It is a marathon • A lifelong condition • You can and you will relapse • Don’t give up hope • Dancing in the rain… Read More »

Road To Resilience: How did we get here?

Let’s take a journey down the road of trauma-informed care together and look at how we have come to understand ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences study) and the development of PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder). What is trauma and why is it important to our homes, schools, and community? Source: Youtube

DESTRUCTIVE PEOPLE: Does CPTSD Make It Hard for You to Spot Them?

Detecting who is safe and supportive — and who is NOT — is a level of discernment that can be damaged by past abuse, neglect and trauma. In this video I talk about common challenges spotting people who are unhealthy for us. And I talk about the two emotional reactions that must be healed in… Read More »

This Is How It FEELS When Your Brain is DYSREGULATED from CPTSD

Everyone’s brain and emotions get dysregulated sometimes, and almost everyone is able to eventually re-regulate. But if you grew up with abuse, neglect or other trauma during childhood, you may get more dysregulated more often, and have a harder time bouncing back, leaving you with a lack of focus and coordination, overblown (or deadened) emotions,… Read More »

What's the REAL Cause of Depression?

If conventional assumptions about (and treatments for) depression were meaningful, we’d be seeing less of it — not more of it — these days. The incidence of depression is increased in people with Childhood PTSD, but why? In this video I challenge some conventional wisdom and offer a new approach that for many of us,… Read More »

CPTSD: What If Writing Techniques Make You FEEL WORSE?

Thousands of you have now tried my Daily Practice for healing brain/emotional dysregulation and other symptoms of Childhood PTSD (or Complex CPTSD). Occasionally people tell me that the technique, which involves writing your fears and resentments, worsens their negative emotions. If this is something you’ve noticed, this video explains why that might be happening, and… Read More »

Living with C-PTSD While Being Isolated | a rant-ish

DISCLAIMER: LOTS OF SWEARING IN THIS VIDEO, BE WARNED. I swear I wasn’t trying to make this video funny. And YET. After a (literal) lifetime of abuse, I present to you some of the effects that being isolated and traumatized has had in the way I behave and go thru my daily life. Fun fact:… Read More »

PTSD: Why Does It Suddenly Seem Like EVERYONE Has It?

PTSD, Complex PTSD, Childhood PTSD — why does it seem like SO many people have it these days? Are people actually experiencing more trauma in this generation, or is something else going on? In this video I give you ten guesses why so many people feel they have it, and how our culture can change… Read More »

The Daily Practice for Healing Dysregulation from Childhood PTSD

The Daily Practice is a pair of techniques, practiced together 2x a day, that helped me quickly recover from the debilitating effects of chronic emotional/brain dysregulation. In this video I tell the history of how I developed it and how to use it. Below is a link to a free download and videos so you… Read More »

How to FEEL HAPPIER When CPTSD Symptoms Are Holding You Down

Even though the abuse and neglect we endured in childhood is long over, the lingering effects can leave us depressed, anxious, negative and disempowered — sometimes there’s not even a reason! For many of us, talking to someone about it doesn’t help (even if you have someone who listens). But there are simple things you… Read More »

Ask the Fairy: New Call-In Format For You to Get Answers on Childhood PTSD

Do you wish you had a few minutes with me to ask questions, get help with challenges, or get some common sense advice on navigating life with Childhood PTSD? Now you can get free coaching on a my call-in format show, “Ask the Fairy.” We’ll talk about things like brain/emotional dysregulation and re-regulation, relationships, family… Read More »