Complex PTSD and PTSD
Complex PTSD and PTSD Recovery
Practice based on Neuroscience, Somatic Experiencing ®, Somatic Touch, Polyvagal Theory and Concious Healing.
The Somatic Experiencing® is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine and resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. Compassionate Inquiry® approach is developed by Dr. Gabor Maté and intention is that individuals can connect to the truth within themselves in the present moment, become free from self-generated suffering, and gain insight, clarity and choice in their behaviour and heal from traumatic evens.
How does it work?
Embodied trauma recovery modalities can help you get unstuck from a vicious cycle of negative thinking and pain body -often a cornerstone of trauma. Don’t forget your ptsd or complex PTSD symptoms are results of years and decades of trauma hidden and buried in your body. No quick fixes, no medications, no overnight results will release your trauma but with proven leading edge trauma recovery tools and resources I will provide, you will get there.
Steps we take.
I will guide you step by step how to accept experiences and triggers in a nonjudgemental way, and with slow, patient, and self-compassion awareness, you will resculpt your brain autopilot reactions to self-blame, inner critic, shame or hyper vigilance and also discharge your trauma from body. By using a mindful concious approach, we will talk and practice a lot to notice a body sensations, and you will get to a place of peace and a healthy life balance.
Symptoms and signs of Complex PTSD and PTSD. You might feel following:
- you fear getting close to people
- you live in a life of dramatizations and fear. You have scenarios: that you will die, get sick or someone close to you will die, get sick and you will end up on the street, homeless, humiliated.
- it can be hard for you to keep conversation going
- it is hard to open up even to your close friends, or therapist
- you tend to expect rejection around every corner
- your body is reacting in a fear and pain before you are aware of emotions
- hyper vigilance , preparing for the worst, always looking for someone who will “attack you”
- unmanaged or persistent sadness, either explosive or inaccessible anger, and/or suicidal thoughts
- difficult time with emotions — experiencing them, controlling them, and for many, just being able to comprehend or label them accurately
- still feeling as you are a child even you might be 40 or 50 year old. Still waiting for “older” people or “abuser” approval and permission to do things or start living a life.
- lost sense of self because of interrupted identity development. It is hard for you to say what you like and dislike. It’s hard for you to identify your needs and your boundaries
- you don’t like feeling needy
- you are ashamed to ask for help or get emotional in front of others
- people tell you that you come across as distant, arrogant or rigid
- you don’t like the feeling that someone really needs you
- you feel uncomfortable when someone cries in your presence
- you are uncomfortable crying yourself
- self-judgment and judgment of others is common
- self-blame, toxic shame, inner criticism and feeling of deep isolation and loneliness everywhere you go
- depressed anger and inner rage, or feeling of constant irritation, agitation, frustration for no reason
PTSD happens to prolonged exposure to trauma. It is not only connected to soldiers and war zones. It can happen to first responders ( police officers, fire-fighters, ER nurses, and doctors ), and it can also happen to anyone who lived in a home where emotional neglect was happening or abuse as: narcissistic, physical, sexual, spiritual abuse or addictions. Also, it can happen to prolonged narcissistic abuse or intense emotional stress in the workplace. PTSD symptoms in adults are more intensified if they already lived through childhood developmental trauma. Also people can develop PTSD symptoms after hospital stay. Hospitalization and any critical illness can develop PTSD symptoms. Also car accident which we call shock trauma can lead to post traumatic stress disorder.