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Getting Misdiagnosed as a CPTSD Kid cptsd May 28, 2024

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In this video, I answer a question about Attachment and getting misdiagnosed when you have CPTSD.  If we follow the thread of our issues, we can see that most if not all have their roots in some kind of childhood pain. 

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I Should Do Something Because My Wife Hinted She Wanted It cptsd ladder of trust May 21, 2024

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Last week I sent you an excerpt from The Irreverent Trust Guide, so this week I made a video to show you how I would use the tool on a particular question.  I applied The Ladder of Trust on a question to an advice columnist on what...

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Which Difficult Path Will You Choose cptsd recovery and trust building the body keeps the score book club the irreverent trust guide tools for trauma healing May 14, 2024

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Please join us for the next Trauma Book Book Club class and I will be teaching from The Body Keeps the Score on the CPTSD brain’s tug-of-war and teach 2 tools about how we attract each other at our level of mental health. You don’t have to...

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Understanding Psychological Fields & Van Der Kolk's 'The Watchtower' cptsd psychological field study and trauma the watchtower in trauma recovery van der kolk's the body keeps the score insights May 06, 2024

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This is a clip from the last class I taught. I was asked a question about a Field Study and I used a soccer field as a metaphor for the psychological field. Below is the explanation I taught and what Van Der Kolk means when he talks about "The Watchtower" in...

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Closure is Not a Thing advanced personal growth techniques for cptsd overcoming the need for closure in trauma healing understanding closure in cptsd and ptsd recovery Apr 30, 2024

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My next few lessons will be on the ever elusive “closure” we’re looking for.

The first thing to know about closure is seeking it outside of yourself is not a thing. Here are some things that people use the word closure...

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Don't Follow Your Dreams cptsd repetition compulsion Apr 23, 2024


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Join us this Saturday for the Trauma Book Book Club where we'll be talking about how part of the brain that's the alarm system for our brain and a few tools that can help us remind ourselves that we're safe.


Recently, a friend made a big leap in following...

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Being the Bigger Person is Toxic Behavior Apr 02, 2024

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It’s time to finally be free from having to be “the Bigger Person.” How Advanced Bitches do that is to really get the magnifying glass out and fully deconstruct what it means to be “the bigger person.”

Being...

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Unveiling the Snowman Brain emotional brain the body keeps the score Mar 26, 2024

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Here's a clip from the last class about why as an Advanced Bitch, we must work hard to not give into shame and negative self-talk.

The figure I'm holding up is an expertly rendered picture of the brain. It helps me to understand the...

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Healing Requires Action complex ptsd healing Mar 19, 2024

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Many years ago, I was waiting for a 12-step recovery meeting to start and I was struggling with relapse. I was feeling defeated and wanted to “start again on Monday.” BTW - The addiction is never interested in you starting...

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Sabaticalish addiction advanced bitches complex ptsd conscious living consciously ptsd recovery May 17, 2022

You may have noticed that I am not as active on social media as I used to be – especially on Instagram.  I know some of you worry about me being sick or falling into the depths of despair, so I felt it was important to let you to know what tf is up.  I didn’t want any of you...

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The Highly Sensitive Bitch cptsd the highly sensitive person the highly sensitive person: how to thrive when the world overwhelms you Apr 26, 2022

It’s such a joke when anyone – especially a child is called "too sensitive." It’s a soul searing accusation.  Using “too sensitive” as a slur is pretty ironic given that it is our sensitivity that makes us the empathetic and magical people that we...

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What Being Authentic Really Means advanced personal growth work cptsd Apr 19, 2022

I used to think of authenticity as one of my highest values, but now I know I got it all wrong.  I thought I was being authentic and prided myself on it – maybe even felt a little superior about possessing the quality.  This weekend I had two separate moments of wisdom, magic and...

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