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  • #85352

    Has anyone else made any significant recovery from CPTSD?

    Mine was caused by a lot of things throughout adulthood including a lot of domestic abuse. I hope that there really is light at the end of the tunnel.

    Also, any helpful resources or book recommendations would be much appreciated!

    Thanks everyone

  • #85406

    Absolutely. It probably feels hopeless at times but PTSD will come in waves so make the most of the good days and try not to feel bad when you have bad days. If it was a physical injury we would all be much kinder to ourselves. The Body Keeps The Score is quite a good book. Get a good trauma counsellor to help you cope with the symptoms until they lessen. It’s a slow process but concentration returns. The mind opens. Emotions stabilise. I’m a different person to the traumatised victim I was even a couple years ago. Some triggers remain but you learn to deal with them and their impact lessens.

    • #85409

      Thank you! I’m so glad that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

  • #85504

    When we have grown and built resiliance, have learnt how to respond better to self, our thoughts and emotions, the trauma even feels like a gift believe it or not, as it teaches us so much about self, others and the world; how to be intouch with the authentic self and this is golden.

    Have to say KIP’s given you a fine book rec. there – one of the best. Keep going, there is an end and new beginnings for sure x*x

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