Episode 33 C-PTSD and Being Stuck in the Mud - Not The First Time, Probably Not The Last


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Episode 33

C-PTSD and Being Stuck in the Mud

Not the first time, probably not the last.

August 2, 2021

This week I am talking about being “stuck in the mud”. I’m spinning my wheels and I got no traction. It’s beginning to trouble me. The good news is that doing this podcast is regenerative for me. I know I have been really inconsistent these past couple of months, but I believe I am on the upswing after increasing my Fluoxetine to 40mg/day. This seems like an appropriate dose for the moment. Don’t think that the medication is the only thing that is making a difference. I have had a lot of time to think and thinking I did. I thunk and I thunk and I thunk. Now I’m exhausted from all of the thinking.

Today’s episode: C-PTSD and Stuck in the Mud details these struggles as well as some ideas to break the logjam. I’m not completely out of the woods yet, but the sun is shining and my mood is improving, poco a poco. I am encouraged. If it weren’t for this podcast, I would not be able to say this. I owe much of my improvement, which is marginal at best, to my listeners. You folks who consistently listen to Out of My Mind in Costa Rica. You have my heart and my dedication. Now, let me share a few websites that help to put an exclamation point onto this week’s episode.

My friend, the friend, whom I highlighted a couple of weeks ago, recommended a book by Pema Chӧdrӧn, entitled When Things Fall Apart. It is a Buddhist perspective on coming to terms with and resolving life’s most painful moments. Its approach is familiar but the practices she described are revolutionary. Not to mention, they are extremely challenging to undertake.

The Pema Chodron Foundation – The Buddhist Contemplative Tradition

Michael G. Quirke, LMFT presents a very good article for those of you looking to establish a foundation for your recovery.

Recovering from Complex PTSD: 3 Key Stages of Long-Term Healing (michaelgquirke.com)

Suzanne Jessee, M.A. in Huntington Beach, CA provides another perspective on the 3 stages of C-PTSD recovery.

The 3 Stages of Complex PTSD Recovery (theravive.com)

Mandy Lo of TraumitizedAspie writes an excellent article covering a wide range of trauma information and recovery information. Check it out.

How Does Complex PTSD Affect Interpersonal Relationships? – TraumatizedAspie.com

David Joel Miller, MS, Licensed Therapist & Licensed Counselor provides some great guidance on how to tread your path of healing. Given the complexity and interpersonal nature of Complex-PTSD, it is critical to be patient and pay attention to the little things.

6 ways to recover from Complex Trauma or Complex PTSD | counselorssoapbox

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