There is Hope: Understanding the Nature of the Treatment for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


In this set of articles posted in November, we have been exploring several topics related to Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We have examined how ACEs change our brain structure, cause mental health issues and how they relate to CPTSD.

All these β€œnegatives” may have left you feeling despair or even fear. However, in this article, we are going to explore the treatment options available today and how these treatment options can change the life of someone who is experiencing the effects of CPTSD.

Progress is Continuing

 There has been much progress made in this past decade about ACEs and the treatment of CPTSD.

When I began treatment in 1990, we were just beginning to see how childhood maltreatment caused damage which was not solely to the brain, we were also learning of the physical damages, as well.

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For more information on CPTSD, including resources and materials to help in healing and living with Complex PTSD symptoms, head over to

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Shirley, I loved the part on Drama Therapy. We can rewrite our self-image and erase our connection to trauma with a new acting class drama.  If you are working on yourself then add ACEs Immunity to your toolbox.  Start thinking of C-PTSD as heavy imprinted habits of feelings and reactions. By forming new habits and exploring the full range of feelings with the goal of victory over victim change happens quickly. You do not need a super qualified therapist to do this as you are not directly working on your events of the past. ACEs Immunity is therapeutic not therapy. Just like going to the gym is therapeutic and not actual physical therapy.



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