31 Aug 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 Walker 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.
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
44:30: The inner critic and internalized abusers
48:30: A message to your younger self
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