CPTSD: Understanding Complex Trauma & Its Recovery

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As we face the worrying increase of environmental events, pandemics, and wars across the globe, the topic of trauma is extremely relevant across various contexts.
It can potentially result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD).
In a therapeutic context, we’re seeing more and more people in our practices who have been exposed to the deep wounding and trauma of these events.
The increasing occurrence of CPTSD is particularly alarming, and as therapists, we need to be equipped with an understanding of this condition and how to support our clients as they navigate their trauma experiences.
In this article, you’ll learn more about Complex PTSD—how to spot it, how to differentiate it from other similar conditions, how to support your clients, as well as useful resources you may want to use or share with your clients.
Before you continue, we thought you might like to download our three Resilience Exercises for free. These engaging, science-based exercises will help you effectively deal with difficult circumstances and give you the tools to improve the resilience of your clients, students, or employees.

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