When you are overwhelmed by emotion, you react. That reaction helps you to survive, but also creates patterns that reenact themselves
Articles: Symptoms of Complex PTSD, PTSD and Childhood Trauma
Articles and Insights on symptoms of Complex PTSD, PTSD and Childhood Trauma. These articles are based on real-life client-therapist interactions in practice.
Could you tell me in a basic way what happens in your brain when you have PTSD? What are the cognitive processes that are involved?
When on a core level you feel unloved or not validated, you will instinctively seek for its opposite, which is validation, to compensate for that lack of validation.
PTSD Flashbacks and How The Past Is Relived in The Present Moment. The experience of time changes drastically when you have PTSD of Complex Trauma.
Regret can haunt you; it can make you miserable, it can keep you locked in the past, and, simultaneously, project itself into the future in an attempt to make up for the past.