What’s the real story on serious Childhood trauma (abuse)




I realize therapy and healing are subjective, kind of abstract science.

Hard facts, like who heals, how long does it usually take, percentages or even what therapies work the best do not exist.

Wouldn’t you like to know how many complex PTSD sufferers improve, heal and how many fail.

I would love to see some evidence if we do the work, healing will arrive.

Therapy has helped me, however my life is full of suffering again.

PTSD symptoms some conscious, many hard wired and subconscious haunt my life.

I have worked diligently on forgiveness, acceptance and surrender, I have sat quietly and faced my demons, worked hard in therapy but life remains painful.

I have over a decade of hard work trying to heal, I suffer as much now as in the beginning.

All my improvements have not stopped my suffering.

I wonder the percentage of damaged kids that never heal.

Am I a failure or just a part of the unluckiest group of kids?

Healing (improving) is not guaranteed.



8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Brian (SearchingForLostSoul) on April 30, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    I don’t think your by any means your a failure. We just need to constantly adjust week to week or sooner what combination works for us. It’s a constant work in progress with ups and downs.

  2. Posted by rudid96 on May 1, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Listening to Carolyn Spring from her series Working with Trauma. As a survivor of severe childhood trauma, she’s brilliant at modeling and describing the process of working with trauma and rebuilding a better life. Without pretense, she builds hope.


  3. She wants money

    Maybe I should charge people for my blog

    Second thing this morning I ran across wanting money

    This one a five step reframing process

    We must need money to heal

  4. Posted by rudid96 on May 3, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Chuckling at your comment Mindful Marty. So many ‘healers’ with open-hearted words as well as open palms. It’s a fine line between earning a living as a healer and taking money at the expense of those searching for healing. Very tricky road to walk.

  5. It is

    If I had the bucks I would try it

    It is a slippery slope for a healer

    Some friends have tried to get me to make money on my blog

  6. Posted by rudid96 on May 3, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Hmmm, that’s interesting. Though this would have a personal impact on me, if you feel the calling to turn your Blog into money, I can get behind the truth in the encouragement of your friends. It’s among the 3 most important healing tools. Your daily posts have had an enormous positive impact on learning to navigate thru my trauma. Innumerable times I’ve relied on your shared exercises and words to calm, refocus, or allow the pain to flow thru. Your words speak so much of understood trauma that (and apologies if this sounds too much like ‘misery, loves company’ it’s unintended) I’ve kept hidden and still hide it’s reassuring that others are still carrying the fight. So, Mindful Marty, if you do decide to move this to another category, what you’ve created is worth every penny of your hard come by knowledge.

  7. No worries Rudid96

    Somethings are not for sale in my world

    My blog will be free

    I wonder what will happen to all the resources in my blog when I die

    I need a successor just to keep it alive

  8. Posted by rudid96 on May 4, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Cross that bridge when you come to it. I hope you’re not going anywhere soon friend.
    You’re very needed out there!

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