Tag Archives: Crappy Childhood Fairy

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 to Manage CPTSD When the World Is ON FIRE

For people with CPTSD, early traumas are getting reactivated from the twin crises of lockdown and unrest. How do you face what’s happening without shutting down, lashing out or giving up? In this video I teach about the two energies with which we can respond to the times: Self-protection and growth. Want to learn more… 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 »

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 »

12 Things I Wish My DOCTOR Understood About Childhood Trauma

Recent research has completely changed our understanding of childhood trauma and the true nature of its impact throughout our lives. In this video, I speak to the doctors and other health and social services professionals who work with people who experienced early trauma. If you’d like a download of my list “12 Things I Wish… 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 »

Is Your Partner's CPTSD Hurting Your Relationship? Here's What to Do.

People with CPTSD can be angry, needy and unreasonable, but also smart, compassionate and wise. If your partner is affected by early trauma, these tips will help you take care of yourself AND offer support when he or she is experiencing symptoms. Want to learn the science and strategies for recovery from past trauma? Take… 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 »