It's normal with complex trauma recovery for us to query what is my one next step? We often are aware of symptoms we're experiencing and can be missing the language we need to move forward.

Language is vital in Complex Ptsd recovery. Without it we’re unable to identify what is happening for us internally. Without language we can’t search for answers to questions we may be still trying to form.

I once went to a psychologist and said “I know there’s something wrong with me. Despite my life looking like it’s externally functioning well, I know there’s something not adding up inside of me.” I literally had no language to describe the impact complex trauma was having on my life. Because of this they told me “you’re doing better than 98% of my clients, you’ll be fine.” The sheer frustration I felt around my life not functioning as well as I knew it could be didn’t abate until I started studying the neuroscience and came across the impact of complex trauma – childhood developmental trauma.

What follows now are 4 infographics outlining the 5 areas of post traumatic growth. We can use them to help identify what is happening for us now and where we can take one next step. If you’re unsure about your one next step take them to your professional and work through the different areas to gain insight into each area, good questions you can journal about to gain deeper insight and new skills and structures to help with your recovery.

If you need a Complex Trauma Coach who is trained specifically in complex trauma from the neuroscience perspective feel welcome to look through our directory and connect with a coach. Complex Trauma Coaches via our directory not only study the neuroscience they live it for their own recovery too. You won’t feel alone speaking with them and they can help you practically achieve your own recovery goals.

With thanks to @complextraumahealing for the images.