Complex trauma: Childhood trauma (a threat to physical or emotional well being) often results in symptoms such as: interpersonal differences, difficult relationships, emotional dysregulation, lack of trust and sense of self, avoidance, and symptoms of re-experiencing trauma when triggered.
These symptoms fall under a diagnosis of C-PTSD. they are similar to but more pervasive than PTSD which often results in acute trauma from a single event. both are awful and require work toward rewiring the brain to fully heal.
PTSD symptoms such as: hypervigilance, nightmares, flashbacks, hyperarousal, and paranoia are present in both.
When we experience complex trauma our sense of trust in the world and ourselves is heavily impacted. We feel clouded in confusion, filled with doubt, and fear. In this state it is very difficult to be near your authentic self. You may have glimpses but they seem impossible or meant for others. However, it is possible to heal from trauma. Looking at your wounds and triggers will help you find the areas that need healing from childhood traumas. Once you have reached a level of healing you can begin to reconnect with the authentic self. Healing complex trauma symptoms will help you see more clearly and become more in tune with your inner voice. When you follow these clues from your soul you can walk toward your authentic self more confidently.
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