Recovering from PTSD and Complex Trauma
Recovery from Complex PTSD and Childhood Trauma is not going to happen overnight, no matter how many “quick-fix” promises are made to you.
Trauma, in most cases, is complex, and the longer you’ve lived with it, the more complex it is.
PTSD or Complex PTSD is often offset by a singular event that tipped the scales and made your emotional and physical health spiral out of control; however, it is often the buildup of traumatic developmental patterns that have set the stage and are at the root of most Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms.
We all wish that our problems had been solved yesterday, and this pressure we put on ourselves aids in slowing down our progress by making us feel incompetent before we even start.
Understanding Trauma and Having Healthy Expectations
Recovering from Complex PTSD and childhood trauma is hard work, but I am convinced you can heal. I have seen those I have worked with experience incredible transformations that allow them to have normal lives again. Having a normal life is a huge step when you have suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress.
It is important to have healthy expectations, though, so you aren’t stressed about immediate results. Having healthy expectations helps you to get started in the first place so that you’re willing to put in the effort to see improvements, no matter how small. In order to see results, you need a trusting relationship with your therapist.
If you feel like you’re really stuck deep in the woods in recovering from Complex PTSD, you won’t make it out on your own. You need a caring professional who can look at your situation from the outside; someone who can help you navigate those woods while speeding up your recovery process. Without the right relationship and the right therapist, you won’t experience lasting results.
Ingredients for Healthy Recovery from Complex PTSD
Although I can’t convince you to trust, as that is something that grows through the process of interaction, I can tell you that I understand your needs:
- Intention to want to heal
- Persistence to keep going
- Setting healthy expectations
- Seeing improvements and results
After you have committed to the first three on the list, I can help you see life improvements and results.
I can’t promise you the world, as our sessions are dependent on your commitment, but I can show you that healing is possible in our first introductory session.
Working with Someone who Understands Recovering from Complex PTSD
This session will allow us to meet, and it will provide you with insight into the effectiveness of my method. There’s no commitment, so if you decide you aren’t ready, I won’t pressure you to continue with future sessions. You are in charge of the process!
What I can say, though, is that everyone who has worked with me has gotten value out of our interaction, be it a few sessions or a longer-term commitment.