Author: Linda Meredith

Business and Trauma
Linda Meredith

Connection Between Unmet Needs and Mental Health at Work

Humans have needs. There’s a hierarchy of them.

👉 Stress and overwhelm result from unmet needs or pain (unmet need to be free from pain). Or as Buddhism might put it: attachment to desire (expectation versus reality).

👉 Trauma results from chronic stress and lack of agency.

👉 Complex trauma results from trauma or neglect as a child and your nervous system experiences emotional flashbacks. (Then your Inner 7-year hijacks your brain!)

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Complex Ptsd Recovery
Linda Meredith

Strategies for Coping with Stress

Recently, I came across a number of infographics with lots of different ideas, coping strategies and calming strategies and thought it’d be great to put them in one place for a handy reference.

Choose one or two before you get stressed, practice them when you aren’t stressed and you’ll begin retraining your brain. Don’t try and do them when you’re overly stressed as with complex ptsd you may well trigger the brain further by introducing something new. Consistency is key.

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Raw & Real: CPtsd
Linda Meredith

I am a Loner

I AM A LONER WITH THOUSANDS OF FRIENDS. I have always felt alone, but not lonely. This feeling began when I was very young, and it was hard to be with. I didn’t have the tools, the knowledge, or the understanding to articulate the emptiness, so began the titled vision of my aloneness.

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Complex Ptsd Recovery
Linda Meredith

Identifying Toxic Shame

Beginning to recognise Toxic Shame when we have complex trauma isn’t easy. It’s been our normal for so long it takes a concerted effort to start the recovery process. The good news is we can do this!

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Book Reviews
Linda Meredith

Complex Ptsd: Surviving to Thriving

“I had literally been searching for decades to questions I could never frame. Walking through life was a continual nagging that my life was being held back, that I wasn’t able to achieve the dreams I had. Even when those dreams were seemingly run of the mill. To be a wife, mum and raise a healthy family. When I first read this book I shed tears of pure relief. Finally, someone understood what I could never put into words.”

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Trauma Coaching
Linda Meredith

Admin Basics 101

You have been developing the expertise to coach.

You know that you can do that well and now you have to set up a business structure in order to have a coaching business.

Unlike being in an established organization, there is no IT team, no HR department, no administrative support to ensure that you have everything you need in your office in order to smoothly run your business. In addition, you are potentially running a business that may be international in nature, with the technology we now have available and the interconnectedness of the Internet!

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Complex Ptsd Recovery
Linda Meredith

My Complex Trauma Coaching Story

My Complex Trauma Story I know the exhausted, confused & alone feelings… Right in the middle of the busyness of life, surrounded by good friends,

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Complex Ptsd Recovery
Linda Meredith

Trauma Coaching and boundaries

With the new skills we’ve learned in our course and certification, how do we as new coaches set boundaries for ourselves in stepping in with “coach skills” for our personal relationships?

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