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The evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and dissociative theory behind C-PTSD... plus experiential snark. Childhood abuse and neglect are societally-secret life cripplers. Getting a grip on your survival defenses and inflammatory body stand in the way of "actually" living. But you can do it with the right information, mindset, and fellow Fuckers' support. You aren’t doomed, damaged, or broken. You aren't alone. But you might be a Traumatized Motherfxcker. Join the community at www.t-mfrs.com ...
 
Out of My Mind in Costa Rica or OOMMCR for short is an effort to help those who suffer from PTSD and C-PTSD and support the people who love them. OOMMCR is a personal journal of my Hero's Journey mixed with clinical insights and stories of my trials and tribulations as a human being who was raised in an incest family. I'm a retired clinical social worker from California I hope this podcast will persuade you or someone you love to take positive steps towards healing the devastating wounds tha ...
 
In this podcast I am trying to teach how to heal or even cure yourself from C-PTSD, like I managed to do it on my own, by taking it apart, explaining how it works and how you can defeat your demons.Also I will try to answer any questions and give additional information if asked.I want to give people the tools needed to be finally free of those demons and that they live a life worth living.You can visit my homepage for more information and you also find all transcripts there: https://www.joha ...
 
Manic Podcasting is an online talk radio show that brings you interestingly manic conversation based on mental health, wellness, and community. Each manic episode will share insight into someone's life, provide information, or introduce you to new music. Content for each episode will be curated based upon the special guests. Want to open up about your struggles? Want to show what you know? Want to just be apart of the noise? Contact me: manicpodcasting@gmail.com *upon request episodes can ha ...
 
Dip in and snack on conversations on all things well-being... Including the ugly side that nobody really wants to do, but is essentially where the magic lies.Led by Amanda; neurodiverse single mum from pregnancy, warrior of cPTSD and self-experimental self-development enthusiast, it can be quite an adventure of ideas.With 12 years experience behind her in the fitness industry (formerly national ambassador for Fitness First UK), currently studying a Degree in Social Psychology, she explores d ...
 
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In this episode we will talk about something I skimmed over only before - how it comes that trauma take what shape. What factors lead to what kind of trauma (core)? This is mainly so you can identify if what you experienced counts towards trauma and/or for what shape and therefor category it belongs to. Transcript: https://www.johannadraconis.com/p…
 
Episode 26 C-PTSD and COVID-19 I’m Fully Vaccinated-Now What? May 13, 2021 In this week’s episode I talk about how the pandemic has impacted me and what role did Complex-Post Traumatic Stress play in how I am managing my experience with COVID-19. For me, I take it one day at a time and on occasion, I take it one hour at a time or one minute at a ti…
 
Time for our big talk. After a year of effort... it's time to end of this open-door trauma rehab house. We need to have a hard conversation about the final days of TMFRs as you know it. But, if you want, we can still be Fucked up Friends.www.patreon.com/traumatizedmotherfuckers --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/complextrauma/messageSup…
 
You didn't get the "Mother's love" that you longed for, and now you're an adult with self-esteem or relationship issues. In light of Mother's Day, today we're talking about healing the "Mother" wound (as a part 2 to our 'Daddy Issues' episode), and how to come to terms with the grief of not having the mom that you needed. Listen until the end for a…
 
Why do so many of our parents have the same unfortunate covert abuse tactics in their front pocket? Why did we grow up with an unhealthy narrative about self-worth and self-accountability? Where did all this narcissistic energy come from, originally? Well, I was going to do a deep dive into the Silent and Boomer generations to let you know, but aft…
 
In this episode we will talk about triggers once again - this time we differentiate between two different kind of triggers and how to identify them and how they can be helpful. Last time I left out that there are different kind of triggers and you should handle them differently. We first get into the emotions trigger and then into the trauma trigge…
 
Episode 25 C-PTSD and Baby Steps Am I Feeling Better or Is It Prozac? April 29, 2021 In this episode, I am talking about feeling better on a more consistent way. This enhancement in my mood also corresponds to the window of effectiveness for Fluoxetine which is better known as Prozac. It doesn’t matter to me because the experience of feeling better…
 
In this episode, learn how to confidently voice your needs, EVEN when you feel anxious, your voice cracks awkwardly, or if it doesn't go well. It's never too late to become more assertive, even if you grew up believing that you weren't allowed to! Episode Highlights: How to get over the fear of your voice shaking, saying it wrong, or not being hear…
 
Last time we learned about a new type of Narc; the "Covert" variety... who sound an awful lot like our mothers, collectively. So what happens if you WERE raised by a Narcissist mom, in particular? What are the common characteristics of the relationship? What are the common childhood templates under Narcissistic Abuse? What happens to kids - specifi…
 
Last time we learned about a new type of Narc; the "Covert" variety... who sound an awful lot like our mothers, collectively. So what happens if you WERE raised by a Narcissist mom, in particular? What are the common characteristics of the relationship? What are the common childhood templates under Narcissistic Abuse? What happens to kids - specifi…
 
An introductory podcast, detailing the journey and evolution of how Strong.mama.moves came to be. Trigger Warning: Mentions disordered eating, postpartum depression, emotional and financial abuse and experienced suicidal ideation. You can follow me on Instagram and TikTok and why not check out the creators support membership for wellbeing and menta…
 
Are you uncomfortable with yucky big feelings like rejection, embarrassment, sadness? In this episode, I teach you how to re-parent yourself to sit with and actually feel your feelings the RIGHT way, so that you can release them from your body! Episode Highlights: Why parents who are uncomfortable with their own feelings end up dismissing their chi…
 
Quick takes from the full episode, ready to consume in one sitting. Have you been convinced that everything about you was "wrong?" Does someone in your life make you feel... "off," in a way that's anxious, fearful, defeated, and self-doubting? Ever see that the person "helping" actually seemed to make the situation a lot worse? And then... do they …
 
Have you been convinced that everything about you was "wrong?" Does someone in your life make you feel "off," in a way that's anxious, fearful, defeated, and self-doubting? Ever see that the person "helping" actually seemed to make the situation a lot worse? And then... do they bring it up for the next 20 years or so as proof of their merit? Ah, ye…
 
In this episode we will talk about something that I keep running into: What is the difference between healed and cured? What does it mean to be cured? What are the other stages that lead up to it? We will go through the stages and we start with hidden, then we continue with uncontrolled, contained, healed and - finally - cured. Transcript: https://…
 
Dip in and snack on conversations on all things well-being... Including the ugly side that nobody really wants to do, but is essentially where the magic lies. Led by Amanda; neurodiverse single mum from pregnancy, warrior of cPTSD and self-experimental self-development enthusiast, it can be quite an adventure of ideas. With 12 years experience behi…
 
Episode 24 C-PTSD and Anger The Ugly Underbelly of Complex PTSD April 22, 2021 Today I am talking about anger and if you have C-PTSD, then you know anger. It’s not that you feel angry, but more that you look beneath your anger to the vulnerable parts of yourself. Today I try to give you an idea of the roots of my anger and the impact of growing up …
 
Back with a quick, consumable rundown of the full episode on Abuse Stigma. For the complete recording... uh... click again. You've probably realized, abuse is a dirty topic not to happily discussed in the public sphere. Victims are blamed. Cases are dismissed. And perpetrators are enabled. But what's the point of our ignorance towards domestic abus…
 
You've probably realized, abuse is a dirty topic not to happily discussed in the public sphere. Victims are blamed. Cases are dismissed. And perpetrators are enabled. But what's the point of our ignorance towards domestic abuse? Is there a reason why we tend to limit the scope of "abuse," blame-shift, and willfully forget? And how does abuser stigm…
 
Are you a perfectionist? Or maybe you're trying to be the "flawless person" you think that you're expected to be. Beneath it, is a fear that you're not good enough as you are. Today, I'll show you how to reconnect with your Authentic Self and heal your inner child underneath! Episode Highlights: What perfectionism really is and why it's important t…
 
In this episode we will talk about why separating PTSD in categories (stages in the last episodes) is so important and needed for everyone involved. A system of categories that tell the patients where they are, so they know what to expect and what they need. Transcript: https://www.johannadraconis.com/podcast/episode-91/ Contact: contactme@johannad…
 
Episode 23 C-PTSD and Perseverance Keep on Truckin’ April 15, 2021 Today’s focus is perseverance, something I believe many of you will relate to. I bring this up this week because the road has been a bit difficult to traverse over the past few weeks. I believe I am coming out the other side of darkness, thanks to my persistent perseverance. I am su…
 
Taking advantage of an amazing MF who shared her story with me last week. Today, Monica proves her Motherfuckerdom by sharing her tales of growing up with two unhealthy parents, what she's learned since separating herself, and moving forward in her (is this called "happy?") life. Thank you Monica for being so ballsy and putting yourself out there. …
 
So that last episode was an unexpected doozy, huh? (Still mortified.) Well, I'm back in Illinois and ready to clear the air with some actual LESSONS from this mess. In the past two weeks, here's where I've been, what I've realized, and what my therapist (and a helpful listener) has recommended for continuing to live under the same roof as an emotio…
 
Do you feel TURNED OFF (or even disgusted) by healthy, secure partners? Or find yourself pushing away people who treat you well? You might have an Avoidant or Disorganized Attachment Style, but it's possible to change! Episode Highlights: I answer 2 questions from our listeners, and explain what Avoidant/Disorganized Styles are really about Are you…
 
Episode 22 What’s Going On? Emotional Overwhelm April 8, 2021 Today’s episode is no more than a brief explanation about why I have been MIA the past couple of weeks. I know there may be a few of you who may be concerned, and I want to set you mind at ease. Unfortunately, I don’t have the energy to give you any resource links this week, but if my pl…
 
TRIGGER WARNING: emotional abuse, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. Childhood abuse can come with a lot of overt violence and aggression... or it might be more subtle than that. Years after tackling the obvious trauma, it might be a bit crisis inducing to realize your "safe" parent was the one who affected you the most, all along. Plus, seeing the …
 
Do you feel guilty or "ungrateful" when you think about how your parents contributed to your childhood issues? You're not alone, this feeling can prevent you from acknowledging what really happened to you! In today's episode I explain what's actually happening unconsciously, and a step-by-step Inner Child exercise to help you RELEASE guilt and resp…
 
In this episode we will talk about the two final shapes of trauma and also update the sleeper trauma as it has changed quite a bit and then we going to get into the new shapes of Cluster Trauma and Sea Urchin This belongs to my effort to categorize and organize PTSD and Trauma and PTS so people are better informed of what they need and more tailore…
 
It's the Ask Me Anything results from March - talking about the specifics of changing your trauma-born core beliefs and behaviors with a neuroscience background approach. Understand what you're trying to accomplish, reach your goal more efficiently. Here's how our neural networks are causing so many problems and how to use our trauma physiology (ri…
 
We've all got insecurities...but what if you're obsessed with being "THE BEST" at something, otherwise you feel like you're nothing at all? In today's episode, I talk about how to release this pattern of overcompensation, and start building true, authentic self-worth. Episode Highlights: How these insecurities manifest based on your Attachment Styl…
 
In this episode we will talk about the question that is important to the way we treat PTSD and in society: Is there a difference between military and civilian trauma? Luckily it is no longer a question if only soldiers get PTSD, but there have been some muddied water and confusion on those different situations. I think it is very important to under…
 
Episode 22 C-PTSD and More Grief And the Grief Goes On March 25, 2021 Yeah, the grief continued all through this week. Remember last week when I talked about grief has no time restrictions? Well, last week really proved this to be true. Last week’s episode I focused on the 5 Stages of Grief and how you too will go through these stages, even if it i…
 
My episodes are prolific and many of us have trauma-born ADHD. So... what if there was a convenient "wrap up" to get the MF point already? Here it is. Need more help absorbing information? Check the YouTube channel for the video version AND get ready for the animated short, coming at you soon. Why not take this to level 11. Cheers, Fuckers. - Jess …
 
Expanding on fragmented personality via lessons from Janina Fisher and John Welwood (TMFR recommended authors). One of the ways we make sense of early trauma is black and white, "good or bad," thinking. Our abusers are good OR bad, but nothing in between. Unfortunately, we have the same corresponding judgements of ourselves in that moment..... and,…
 
Are you a people pleaser and can't stop caring about what other people think? The people pleasing brain affects EVERYTHING that you do in life. In this episode, I'll show you how to change this pattern without shaming yourself. Episode Highlights: The common misconception about "people pleasing" and what it really is I share how I used to feel like…
 
Episode 20 C-PTSD and Grief Grief-The Unrelenting Shadow of Complex Trauma March 18, 2021 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross brought clarity to the grief process when she identified the 5-Stages of Grief. Regardless of the culture, all grieving people experience these 5 stages. Grief applies not only to human losses, but inanimate objects as well. Let me illust…
 
"Who am I and why am I like this?" Dipping a toe into dissociative personalities. What are the proposed mechanisms that lead to a "fragmented self?" Talking about losing ourselves to our trauma adaptations, survival systems, negative detail-obsession and obligations, on repeat. The fracture that takes place when your inherent personality has to be …
 
Hello my dears, I’m sorry to say that I just can’t record an episode. Down with a nasty cold, which sadly makes my voice not work properly… and recording the episode in cough code would take a bit too long. I am mostly fine, which is why I HAD hoped I could record it in time, but alas it was not meant to be and I had to admit defeat, as much as I h…
 
Want to harness the wacky, fun, creative energy of your Inner Child to beat the pandemic lockdown blues? Episode Highlights How I felt crushed when my BIGGEST lifelong dream as a musician got cancelled, and why I chose to turn it around! Try my 3 creative (and weird!) ways on how to use your Inner Child to take care of your mental health during loc…
 
Episode 19 C-PTSD and Communication Good Communication Communicates March 11, 2021 Would you like to improve your communication? Here are Four simple steps that will make an immediate impact. Implement these strategies into your repertoire and life will get better. Stay in your own lane. You can’t speak for the other person. You can only speak to y…
 
Last time, Cassie relayed her early experience with childhood sexual abuse and shame. Today, she's back! Talking about quiet defiance leveraged against religious and sexual trauma through educational and professional achievement, refusing to bend to social or gender norms, and doing everything her damn self. One courageous Motherfuckers shares more…
 
Ever wonder why we keep running back to things that causes us so much pain, even when we're fully aware that it's causing us pain? In this episode, I discuss why people cycle over the same toxic relationships, the same problems showing up at work and other areas of life, keeping them stuck and in self-sabotage. Episode Highlights: Learn why you rep…
 
Do you have "daddy issues"? In this episode we dive into the Father Wound and how this psychological phenomenon is creeping its way into your romantic relationships. Episode Highlights: Find out if you have daddy issues through the 3 capital A's of father wounds Learn about the different types of toxic father relationships and its consequences Lear…
 
In this episode we will talk about how we end up in bad relationships - we suffering from PTSD or the like - often find that we keep having bad relationships. Be it family, friends, partner, coworker - simply any form of relationship. You are not only imagining it - it is something that is known and it is really important to understand the reason b…
 
Episode 18 C-PTSD and Cannabis Don’t Bogart that Joint My Friend March 4, 2021 Today I am going to share with you my 50+ year love affair with cannabis. I first began smoking cannabis in January 1970 and I never looked back. Beginning as freshman at Western Michigan and continuing through today. I have never tired of the experience of being under i…
 
It's the February Ask Me Anything! How do you spot core beliefs, how do you change them, and how do you know when you've cleared the cache? Time to talk about Fucked Up Core Beliefs and all the ways they shape our lives without our permission. To submit your own AMA and potentially get a custom episode catered to your question, check patreon.com/tr…
 
People-pleasing? Low self-worth? THIS is the podcast for you, created by a therapist! After years of working in mental health, I realized that grown-ups were just wounded little children walking around in adult bodies. With Inner Child work, I have helped many clients successfully change toxic patterns in relationships and life- For good! Episode H…
 
In this episode we get into the age old question of "Why do I sabotage myself?" - or keep if you repeately doing it. Despite our best efforts we seem to run into the same issues again and again. It happens to many, but especially those affected by PTSD can end in a loop or worsening their situation or the like. So why do we do it? Why does it fail?…
 
Episode 17 C-PTSD and Co-Dependency Boundaries and Limits, Limits and Boundaries February 25, 2021 Today I do my best to stay focused on my life as a Super Co-Dependent. I was born into co-dependency and literally had no choice but to become incredibly good at being co-dependent. Everybody’s needs were more important than mine. I was fluent in phra…
 
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