Containment for CPTSD: How to Navigate Emotional Flooding

Containment for CPTSD: What  does containment mean and how does it relate to CPTSD?

When it comes to managing the symptoms of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), containment is a crucial aspect of the healing process.

Containment refers to the ability to regulate and manage intense emotions that may be triggered by traumatic memories or experiences. For individuals with CPTSD, emotional flooding and dissociation are common symptoms that can make it difficult to process and cope with these emotions.

Understanding Containment for CPTSD

It is important to understand that containment is not about suppressing or repressing emotions, but rather about creating a safe space for them to be experienced and processed. When emotions are overwhelming and dissociation occurs, it is not possible to process them effectively. This is where containment comes in, providing a way to reconnect with and manage these emotions without becoming overwhelmed again.

Building Resilience through Containment for CPTSD

Each time an individual with CPTSD is able to reconnect with and contain an overwhelming emotion, they build up resilience. This resilience allows them to contain more of the emotion in the future and gradually process it.

It is not easy task, and it may require professional help and support. But by working on containment, individuals with CPTSD can begin to regain a sense of control and stability in their lives.

Video resource on Containment for CPTSD

If you are interested in learning more about containment and how it relates to CPTSD, I have created a video that goes into more detail. In this video, I discuss different techniques and strategies that can be used to improve containment and manage the symptoms of CPTSD.

In conclusion, Containment is a crucial aspect of the healing process, allowing individuals to reconnect with and manage overwhelming emotions without dissociating or becoming overwhelmed again. Through the practice of containment, individuals can build resilience and regain a sense of control in their lives.

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  • Jennifer Morse says:

    I am very impressed with your experience and expertise. Thank you for your free video. I am struggling with containment but I haven’t been able to digest the experience completely until just now.

  • Kate says:

    Love it. Complete game-changer.

  • Julie S says:

    Your wisdom is resonating and makes sense. I really appreciate your having shared this.

  • Vladimir says:

    Explained so eloquently, what a beautiful video. Thank you Roland. It resonated with me on all the levels you described. Health, peace, love and joy 🙏

  • Melissa says:

    This is such a tricky concept at a felt sense/sensation level. I have been doing the trauma care meditations for some time.This often results in some shaking followed by a feeling of calmness and temporary increase in energy in my body and then tiredness for a day or two after. It is hard to discern whether I am actually working through the layers of stored energy/building up resilience or just perpetuating the cycle. As the body processes the stored charge, could that result in temporary tiredness?

    • Roland says:

      Sometimes the tiredness can be when you sink into the body as your fight/flight activation goes down. At times, tiredness can be a form of dissociation of not having to feel the activation. You will have to see which one is which for you when it happens. Sometimes, it can be a bit of both. Confusing…, yes.

  • Anne says:

    Dear Roland,

    I’m so thankful my path has finally found its way to your door! Your knowledge, clarity and insight are truly profound. I am benefitting immensely from the generous content you share online. May God continue to bless you, and your brilliant work!

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