Tag Archives: Childhood PTSD

Living with CPTSD During a Crisis with Anna Runkle

Returning to the show is Anna Runkle, the creator of Crappy Childhood Fairy, an online resource for understanding and healing from CPTSD related to chronic childhood experiences. In Season Two, we learned about Anna and her work after a listener wrote in and recommended her processes. As a childhood trauma survivor, Anna brings a perspective… Read More »

CPTSD: The Number One Reason Your PAST is Making You MISERABLE

I’ve noticed TWO BASIC types of comments on my channel, and one of them feels STUCK AND MISERABLE. In this video I talk about the patterns of people who are HEALING, vs. those who get stuck. Register now for my online course HEALING CHILDHOOD PTSD: http://bit.ly/39NxUBo Not sure if you’re affected by abuse and neglect?… Read More »


Adults who experienced abuse and neglect as children are sometimes stuck in a childlike place that BLOCKS their ability to enjoy adult privileges such as financial independence, intimate relationships and a home of your own may feel out of reach. Here I talk about taking back control of your life at any age, through “growing… Read More »

How Do I Make People Stop TRIGGERING ME?

For people who don’t have it, CPTSD makes no sense. How can we make them understand? Don’t we have a right not to be triggered? (Hint: No). In this video I talk about what works — and what doesn’t — to calm triggers and learn to move about freely among people — even the ones… Read More »


People-Pleasing is a survival strategy that helps kids fit-in with other children and and placate abusive or neglectful parents. But for adults with CPTSD and Childhood PTSD, people-pleasing can be toxic, blocking self-development, keeping us stuck and even putting us in danger. Here’s what to do. You can learn my techniques in this short, free… Read More »

CPTSD Can Other People Sense It YT

People with CPTSD from childhood trauma often suspect everyone can tell they have problems. What causes that? Is it even true? In this video I talk about the non-verbal cues we send out that can tip people off that we’re wounded inside. Ready to start your healing from early abuse and neglect? Take my hugely… Read More »

The EMPTINESS You Feel in Lockdown Is Trying to TELL YOU Something

I received several letters this week (the fifth week of lockdown) about the ache of emptiness that’s getting hard to escape. Is real love even possible for people with CPTSD? Here’s my answer. I offer several online courses — here are the most popular: “Healing Childhood PTSD” (best place to start): http://bit.ly/39NxUBo “Dating and Relationships… Read More »

Crappy Childhood Fairy on "The Healing Place" Podcast 3/26 on Facebook LIVE

The world’s in lockdown, but Teri Wellbrook and I had a great time on Facebook LIVE for her 3/26 “The Healing Place” podcast. We talked the hardships of living through a pandemic, but also the ways people with CPTSD are finding joy and connection. You’ll find Teri’s podcast, full of leaders and thinkers on the… Read More »

You Don't Need A CPTSD Diagnosis to Start Healing

Some mental health diagnoses are important. But most people with CPTSD or complex trauma from childhood have never been diagnosed — or they may have been MIS-diagnosed. If trauma from your childhood is causing problems for you now, you don’t have to wait. You can start identifying and healing your symptoms NOW. You can learn… Read More »

Why I Don't Go to Therapy

If I had it to do over again, I would have stopped going to therapy long before I did. Most commenters on this channel told me they felt the same way; a few were astonished and wanted to know more. In this video I explain WHY therapy not only didn’t help me heal from Childhood… Read More »


It’s SO common for people who grew up with abuse and neglect during childhood, to have more than their share of broken relationships with friends, co-workers and loved ones. When it’s a person you still want in your life, how can you restore or strengthen a relationship, without shame and in spite of the risk… Read More »


An intense reaction to the feeling of abandonment is one of the harshest and most common adult symptoms of Complex PTSD (or Childhood PTSD). In this video I share an excerpt from my online course “Dysregulation Bootcamp,” a 20-day course that helps you identify and heal triggers and calm the symptoms of early abuse and… Read More »


Traditional treatments for the adult affects of trauma in childhood have not worked well for most people. Recent research reveals WHY. Learn how healing dysregulation paves the way to change real-life problems caused by CPTSD. Ready to learn more? Take my online course: Healing Childhood PTSD: bit.ly/39NxUBo Not sure if you have Childhood PTSD? Take… Read More »