Complex PTSD and chronic illness


CPTSD associated with Developmental Trauma can have broad systemic impacts on long term health.  Chronic exposure to stress keeps the mind and body on high alert.  Subsequent traumas result in compounded psychological injury… Continue reading

Cannabis therapy in Complex PTSD recovery


For the last five years, I have been using Cannabis to support my recovery.  After having severe side effects from psychiatric medication, I turned to marijuana because I simply could not find anything… Continue reading

Article: Is Fast Food Making Us Depressed?


This is an outstanding article on BBC which explains the connection between food and mental health in very clear and compelling terms. I have been a long time supporter of nutritional and natural… Continue reading

An informed patient’s perspective on Complex PTSD


Stoning Demons is a series of books on complex post-traumatic stress disorder written from the perspective of an informed patient.  The series shares the experiences, insight and resources used over the course of a… Continue reading

Article: Changes in DNA Methylation Linked to Traumatic Memories and PTSD


This is an excellent article by James Fink from his blog, Fink Scientifically on the effects of trauma on DNA. http://finkscientifically.scienceblog.com/18/changes-in-dna-methylation-linked-to-traumatic-memories-and-ptsd/

Review of Book 1: Childhood Trauma is a Primer for Complex PTSD


Review by: anonymous on June 22, 2014 : 5 stars This book offers an overview of the impact of childhood trauma and the long term fall out of that. It’s got a strong… Continue reading

Kiddo, the inner child knows all about Complex PTSD

Kiddo, the inner child knows sadness

Thought for the day….


It is impossible to be worried about anything when you are coloring with crayons. A few months ago, my son gave me a coloring book for grown-ups.  He wasn’t sure if I would like… Continue reading

Free Webinar: Flashbacks & the Fight/Flight Response


From Michele Rosenthal on Heal My PTSD: “Flashbacks and the fight/flight/freeze response are two of the most difficult PTSD symptoms to cope with — that’s why we’re devoting an entire FREE 60+ minutes to talking about how and… Continue reading

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