Being Well Podcast: Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma

Being Well Podcast: Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma

What are the consequences of growing up inside an abusive family, and what can we do as adults to heal old wounds? Today we’re joined by Pete Walker, a practicing therapist and expert in Complex PTSD.

About Our Guest: Pete is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area, who specializes in helping adults who were traumatized in childhood. He’s the author of three books, including Complex PTSD : From Surviving To Thriving. It’s a practical, user-friendly self-help guide to recovering from the lingering effects of childhood trauma, and to achieving a rich and fulfilling life as an adult.

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3:00: What distinguishes CPTSD from PTSD?

5:55: CPTSD as “developmental trauma disorder”

8:55: Presence of the bad vs. absence of the good

11:40: The importance of empathy

13:35: “They’re crazy or I’m crazy,” and the consequences of that

17:10: Healthy anger

19:00: Becoming a support to yourself

21:30: Stages of recovery

25:00: Corrective emotional experiences

27:30: The lifelong process of recovery

32:10: Reparenting and the inner child

34:45: Managing the relationship with our family of origin

41:30: Forgiveness

44:30: The inner critic and internalized abusers

48:30: A message to your younger self

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