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Topic: Survivor Looking For Resources For CPTSD

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  1. Cptsd_Survivor
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    29 March 2021
    Hey All,

    So I'm not sure what/how to post here.
    I've only recently started really trying to understand my trauma, and actively research it.

    I could also do with meeting new people, those that have been through rough times.
    Support network isn't great, and I really want that to change.
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  2. white knight
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    30 March 2021 in reply to Cptsd_Survivor

    Hi, welcome

    I'm sorry you haven't had a reply that addresses your question. This is likely so as your question refers to a specific illness that isn't as popular as say depression or anxiety.

    Well done in starting to research your problem, that is the most valuable step to coping with your issues.

    I have below a few threads that might help you. The first is talking about brooding and the second is about positivity. I hope they help. In the meantime your thread will now return to the top of the list where it might be seen by a member that wants to comment. Good luck.

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/staying-well/who-cries-over-spilt-milk-#qt5QuHHzvGGEbv8AAOnT_A

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/staying-well/30-minutes-can-change-your-life#qhg8V3HzvGGEbv8AAOnT_A

    TonyWK

  3. romantic_thi3f
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    6 April 2021 in reply to Cptsd_Survivor

    Hi Cptsd_Survivor,

    Welcome and thank you for joining us.

    I'm sorry that you don't have much support- that's definitely something that I can relate to! Sometimes it can feel like a bit of a lonely process.

    We have a section here for PTSD and Trauma, I encourage you to have a look around. CPTSD is talked about fairly often here.

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/ptsd-trauma

    Hope you find the community that you are looking for,

    rt

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  4. Hazeleyez
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    6 April 2021 in reply to romantic_thi3f

    Hi

    Have a look at ACA [Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)/Dysfunctional Families]

    Theres also online groups. Going to a psychologist specialising in this is good too.

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  5. Backtheblue91
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    12 April 2021 in reply to white knight

    Hi, Cptsd_Survivorthanks for commenting. Although I'm not qualified to refer to specific treatments or give specialised advice as a volunteer, my chosen treatment for PTSD worked wonders for me. Please refer to 'White Knight's' links above and BB will be in touch if they haven't already to provide you with all the resources possible to suit your needs.

    In the meantime, I (amongst the rest of the community here) can share my experience and offer you peer support if you need it

    Warm regards,

    Rhys

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  6. Sleepy21
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    12 April 2021

    Hi - these are some resources I like on CPTSD

    I like these books:

    The Body Keeps the Score Bessel van Der Kulk

    Waking the Tiger Peter Levine

    Trauma and Recovery Judith Herman

    There's a book about sexual trauma called Why Women are Blamed for Everything by Dr. Jessica Taylor

    I'm working my way through these titles myself to help with CPTSD...

  7. romantic_thi3f
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    16 April 2021 in reply to Backtheblue91

    Hi Rhys,

    I'm really glad that you've found some treatment that works for you- I just wanted to share that there are definitely some things you can share with us within the community rules.

    For example, I liked CBT/EMDR/DBT/ACT/essential oils/bananas is a-ok

    I liked Dr John/Woolworths Hospital/x pill/200mg is not-ok.

    If you feel like your chosen treatment might fit within the rules now I'm sure we'd all really appreciate it.

    Thank you!

    rt

  8. Sleepy21
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    16 April 2021 in reply to romantic_thi3f

    great summary rt, many ppl get confused over these distinctions and ur post helps remind us all we can address our treatments if we don't mention specific names of doctors, medication names or dosages.

    I quite like mindfulness, body work, "grounding" techniques etc for PTSD.

    I also feel that when finding a therapist for PTSD a lot of time and thought should go into it. Finding a trauma-sensitive therapist is no walk in the park!

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