Tag Archives: c-ptsd

CPTSD, PTSD, Childhood PTSD and ACEs: What's the Difference?

Official diagnosis with Complex PTSD is a “hypothetical and experimental diagnosis” that for now, is lumped in with standard PTSD. But what’s the difference? And (as many of you have asked) why do I keep referring to the effects of abuse and neglect in childhood as “Childhood PTSD?” Is that real? In this video I… Read More »

Neil Westin (Phoenix) – Episode 1 – C-PTSD – Spondylolisthesis – Chronic Insomnia

Episode 1 is introduction – Episodes to document my history and struggles with Pain, Permanent Back Problem , Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder , Sleep Apnea, Chronic Insomnia and the dibilitating effec5ts those combined have on “Having a Life” My preferred name is “Phoenix” Source: Youtube

Resolving Complex PTSD and the Process of Dissocation

Post-Trauma Stresses are a set of reactive patterns due to feeling overwhelmed, out of control and helpless. It’s these reactions or coping patterns that help you survive, but they also perpetuate your post-trauma symptoms. If you keep in fight, flight, freeze or pleasing mode long after the original trauma(s) happened, this begins to define your… Read More »

MISDIAGNOSED WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER | I’M AN EMPATH WITH C-PTSD

Hi!! I’m here to share my story in hopes of helping others dealing with borderline personality disorder, complex post-traumatic stress disorder or being an empath. I was recently diagnosed as an empath and found out I was misdiagnosed with Borderline personality disorder. I actually have complex post-traumatic stress disorder and from what I’m told they… Read More »

Childhood PTSD and ANGER: Is It Ever a Good Thing?

Anger is natural when we visit past experiences of abuse and neglect during childhood! We are encouraged in some modes of healing to “feel our feelings” and vent the anger. And it’s true, anger is a step up from self-hatred and depression. But when we amp up the anger, is it genuinely relieving our emotional… Read More »

EMDR & CPTSD part 2

In this video I continue my discussion of EMDR therapy, my journey onto the healing path, and invitation for you to find your own hand to hold (whether it’s mine, a podcast guest’s, or any other soul with whom you connect) and begin (or continue) your own healing quest. Thank you for honoring my story.… Read More »

EMDR & CPTSD part 1

In this video I introduce you to my complex trauma history, my journey onto the healing path, and extend an invitation for you to find your own hand to hold (whether it’s mine, a podcast guest’s, or any other soul with whom you connect) and begin (or continue) your own healing quest. Thank you for… Read More »

Childhood PTSD and BLAME: How Much is Too Much?

When we grew up with childhood trauma, we’re sometimes justified in blaming others for struggles we have today. There’s no way to avoid placing blame on parents and others who abused and neglected us. But blame taken too far can poison the healing process and leave us disempowered and unclear how to move forward. Healing… Read More »

C-PTSD, Raising Your Frequency and Living Your Purpose

Some thoughts around the struggle of raising your vibration when dealing with Complex Trauma. Sharing a bit about what I think is happening on an energetic level, and what is helping me deal with this as well as the importance of living your purpose. Thank you for being here and sharing the space with me!… Read More »

Childhood PTSD and The GUILTY Feeling: When Is It Real?

Abuse and neglect in childhood can leave a lifelong residue of guilt for things that were never our fault. This same fuzzy thinking can ALSO make us numb to the awareness that we HAVE actually hurt someone. This can make it painful to decide whether to stay connected — or cut off contact — with… Read More »