Exploring c-PTSD & it’s 5 distinguishing characteristics

Episodes 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29

We have gotten so many Dms from folks who, after listening to the Trauma Rewired series on c-PTSD say – holy sh*t, this is the missing puzzle piece of info. 

If you’re all caught up on Trauma Rewired, you know we are taking a deep dive into Complex-PTSD… what is it? What are the distinguishing characteristics and how do they shape our behavior, emotions, and life experience? What is happening in your brain and body?

And we know these are some hard topics – believe us, we’ve been COMMITTED to working with our nervous system before and after these recordings to stay safe and regulated in our body, mind and heart. 

Sometimes it’s sad, sometimes it’s fascinating, other times funny – but always intense. 

The truth is, though, that understanding these heavy concepts has given us and our clients a lighter, freer life. 

It’s not just about understanding C-PTSD – which is important–but about looking at it through a brain-based, applied neuroscience perspective, where neuroplasticity means we can always change and adapt. Understanding the nervous system means we can drive that adaptation in a positive direction. 

Exploring these topics can:

  • Create a feeling of being seen and understood 
  • Give you agency over changing these patterns and responses 
  • Shift your perspective on behavior, experience and health 
  • Provide the altitude that allows you to witness yourself from a new place of compassion and curiosity
  • Help you understand why mindset work and cognitive practices only get you so far 
  • Expand life 
  • Take morality and judgment out of self-reflection and behavior change 

Understanding c-PTSD can help us make sense of:

  • Our relationship patterns
  • Emotional reactivity 
  • Social anxiety 
  • Self-soothing behaviors like drinking, binging, smoking, and overtraining 
  • Perfectionism 
  • Pain- emotional and physical 

There are six episodes total:

“I’ve been in therapy for years, but I never really got this. I didn’t really understand what it meant to have trauma in my body,” said Cate, a listener. 

“I am so grateful to have found this series. I feel so seen. It’s like a long exhale,” said Tara, TR listener. 

Listen to more Trauma Rewired episodes HERE

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