Tag: Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

***Trigger Warning: this article will address childhood sexual abuse and may not be suitable for all audiences.*** As our readers know by now, CPTSD Foundation is not afraid to tackle tough subjects that have for too long been considered taboo. This month’s articles will be about childhood sexual abuse...

Dissociative Amnesia and Its Consequences In the Lives of Survivors

Everybody forgets that is a fact of life. You might forget where you placed your car keys or where you last saw the dog’s leash; that is ordinary forgetting. Dissociative amnesia is different. It is a condition that is trauma-based and can disrupt a person’s life. This article shall...

Narcissistic abuse and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Narcissistic parents cause enormous harm to their children. When grown, these victims of narcissistic abuse face seemingly insurmountable problems, including the formation of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). This article shall examine narcissistic abuse, narcissistic personality disorder, and their effect on the children of narcissism. Narcissistic Personality Disorder Narcissistic...

Flashbacks, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the Brain

Author’s Note: Most people who live with DID also have complex post-traumatic stress disorder so this article is pertinent to all my readers. Everyone experiences flashbacks. Most of the time flashbacks are benign   when they experience a trigger, such as the smell of fresh baked bread and it...

Polyvagal Theory and Healing from Childhood Trauma

Those who live with the after-effects of severe childhood trauma understand well how it feels to be continually on the lookout for danger. Some experience this as hypervigilance feeling unsafe no matter who they are with or where they are in life. Polyvagal theory does a wonderful job of...

The Healing Effects on the Brain from Mindfulness, Prayer, and Meditation

Previous posts have focused on how mindfulness, prayer, and meditation can help complex trauma survivors climb from the pit of despair into the sunshine of healing. In this last piece, we shall examine the neuroscience behind mindfulness, prayer, and meditation plus tie up any loose ends. Changes in the...

Mindfulness for Healing from Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Most of us who live with dissociative identity disorder also live with complex post-traumatic stress disorder so I felt this piece apt for this blog site. Mindfulness for Healing from Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder All human beings have a tendency to relive trauma even decades after it has ended....

Books about Dissociative Identity Disorder, C-PTSD, and Mental Illness

I have published several books on DID and other disorders and I thought I’d take the time to advertise them here. My books are full of facts but contain no triggering information. I only wanted to write and publish books that make sense and help others living with dissociative...