Tag Archives: Crappy Childhood Fairy

Are You RE-Traumatizing Yourself? 16 Self-Defeating Behaviors Common with Childhood PTSD.

Part of the damage from abuse and neglect in childhood is what actually happened when we were kids. But a significant part of the problem today comes from what I call “Inside Traumas.” These are self-defeating behaviors that are common to people who are frequently in a state of dysregulation. They start as an innocent… 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 »

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 »

How to Get Your Hope Back After The Hardships of Childhood PTSD

Do you ever get STUCK in thoughts of the trauma you endured in your childhood — and of all the hardships that hindered you as a result? It’s almost like being hypnotized… the dark thoughts cast a spell that makes it almost impossible to imagine feeling better. But there is a way to break the… Read More »

How to Date Like You Had a NORMAL Childhood

Childhood PTSD can make it almost impossible to form (and keep) healthy romantic relationships. More than most people, we tend to rush in, get overly intense emotionally, and then stay in bad situations because we’re afraid to be alone. People who had trauma in childhood CAN have good relationships, but sometimes we need a new… Read More »

CPTSD & Relationships: Who Causes the Damage? Who Can Heal It? (Excerpt from My New Dating Course)

Childhood PTSD can have a devastating effect on our entire lives — especially in our romantic partnerships. It can feel hopeless, but the great news is, when we focus on the part of our problem where we played a role, we CAN change. In this short excerpt from my new online course, “Dating and Relationships… Read More »

Welcome to the Crappy Childhood Fairy Channel!

Hi community, here’s a brand new intro video — My name is Anna (also known as the Crappy Childhood Fairy), and I help people recognize and heal the symptoms of Childhood PTSD. This short intro video tells you what my work is about. You can learn more on my blog: https://crappychildhoodfairy.com You may be interested… Read More »

Part 2: CPTSD and Attraction to Unavailable People

Early trauma like abuse and neglect in childhood can negatively impact our capacity to have healthy romantic relationships. This is the second of two excerpts from one video in my NEW course (there are 27 videos in total), all about our attraction to unavailable and inappropriate people — and how to stop dating them! You… Read More »

CPTSD & Attraction to Unavailable People: An Excerpt from my NEW Dating Course (Part 1)

Trauma in childhood can have a lasting impact on our romantic relationships. This is one of two excerpts from one video in my NEW course (there are 27 videos in total), all about our attraction to unavailable and inappropriate people (and how to stop dating them). It ends with a question but don’t worry, the… Read More »

Resentment: A Trigger for CPTSD and Dysregulation

What’s the difference between anger and resentment in Childhood PTSD? Is it really so wrong to be resentful? Isn’t there a risk of becoming a forgiving “doormat” if you lose the resentment you carry against those who wronged you? In this video I explain the everyday toxicity of resentful thoughts, and how to use my… Read More »

Childhood PTSD and Obesity: Interview with Mary Giuliani

The ACEs Study established a strong link between early trauma and later problems with overeating and obesity. Mary Giuliani shares how she lost 160 lbs (and has kept it off for 15 years), and how she teaches women strategies to calm the brain and face painful emotions and messages that drive overeating in the first… Read More »

The Key to Recovery from Childhood PTSD: Learn to Re-Regulate Your Brain

The effects of childhood trauma used to be seen as mostly psychological, but now we know there’s more to the story. In this video I talk about the problem of brain disregulation, and why learning to get “re-regulated” can jumpstart your recovery from Childhood PTSD. Learn more at https://crappychildhoodfairy.com Source: Youtube