Recognizing our struggles when reading a book or listening to a podcast is a profoundly healing experience.
So our problems are not only « in our head » ? What a validation!
It also normalizes our experience and help us find a sense of community: a lot of us have survived a traumatic past and we are all facing similar difficulties.
And best of all, it gives us hope: there is a cause of our unhappiness, and there is a way out. There both are not what we thought they were, but they exist nevertheless.
All of this went through my mind when listening to this episode of the CPTSD Podcast: Present-Day Symptoms and Consequences of CPTSD.
I strongly encourage you to listen to it if you know, or suspect, you have lived through ongoing trauma.Continue reading “What’s wrong with me ?”