Sufferer Dx’d w CPTSD, Christian, no possible way out of this traumatic situation in the near future.

Hi all. I hope everyone is good today or at least coping ok. I don't feel comfortable about talking about very much other than I have been diagnosed with cptsd. I'm looking for tips to cope and also hope to provide any tips I come accross, myself.

I'm Christian but don't go to a church and I used to at least believe I was an atheist so I fully respect the scientific views and approaches to life of atheists. I have no need to convince anyone to believe my personal faith or anything I believe in, but just so folks know, Christian stuff is a welcome subject for me. In fact I'm trying to read more of the bible. So I find both Christian people and more science orientated or atheist people equally interesting to talk to. I don't have many people to talk to in real life so I'm usually just online, watching the world and commenting sometimes. I have no claim to fame, even small, and for me right now things like that aren't of interest to me but I really enjoy the intelligent videos people are making lately about global corruption. Nice to be a part of this community. Hopefully I can contribute something helpful to it as well as recieve some help in regards to dealing with cptsd and traumatic anxiety attacks, especially for those of us who are STILL in the situation causing the cptsd with no possible way out in the near future. Thanks.
 

Sideways

Moderator
Is posting this thread is the right way to say hi?
Yes it sure is!

Welcome to the forum - I hope it turns out to be a great resource for your recovery.
especially for those of us who are STILL in the situation causing the cptsd with no possible way out in the near future.
I hope you're safe. And if not, please reach out to the crisis resources in your area. Getting safe is definitely key to recovery:)
 

Friday

Moderator
Aloha, bienvenidas, benvenuta, konichiwa, welcome! 😁

I just spent (past tense, touch wood) 9 years eyeballs deep in trauma that did not cause my PTSD, but made doing more than treading water -on a good day, losing my effing mind on a bad one- impossible.

To be fair, I DID have a way out of those 9 years, but going to prison for 20-life for murder et al seemed like a riskier proposition than riding shit out. Only time will tell. Ditto, I could have saved my own ass by abandoning others to their fate, but elected not to. Personal choice. That I had to choose, day in and day out, NOT to pull the trigger on either of those two options? Has caused even more fun fun side effects. 🤮 Worth it, but still hellish as f*ck.

So, yeah. That’s a place. That some of us choose to be, whilst other have no choice. Hard, in different ways; but still hard, either way.
 
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Paula

My CPSTD has been a journey of discovery. EMDR is not easy,but worth doing,with the right therapist. Healing only happens when you are ready for it. Don't let this chance for your healing journey pass you by do to fear.
 

lostforgottensoul

MyPTSD Pro
I'm Christian but don't go to a church and I used to at least believe I was an atheist so I fully respect the scientific views and approaches to life of atheists
Gosh, this sounds familiar! I wouldn't call myself Christian at this point but also did this. Locked all the relgious crap from my trauma (a relgious cult) in a box in my mind, pretended it didn't exist, wouldn't go near it and wouldn't let anyone else near it, including my therapist, and pretended I was atheist for like a few years. Then, just out of a wim, emailed a pastor thinking "this ain't lasting long but will be the last time I try to reach out to figure out this relgious shit" and oh my god, what amazing things have come since. I don't know if that's god (any relgions god) the universe or just happenstance with a nice man, but man, what changes have happened in just a few months.

So, I get it! I 100% get it!

Whenever you are ready to talk about your trauma, we are here to listen and help where we can! Welcome to the forum!
 

Girl3

MyPTSD Pro
Hi all. I hope everyone is good today or at least coping ok. I don't feel comfortable about talking about very much other than I have been diagnosed with cptsd. I'm looking for tips to cope and also hope to provide any tips I come accross, myself.

I'm Christian but don't go to a church and I used to at least believe I was an atheist so I fully respect the scientific views and approaches to life of atheists. I have no need to convince anyone to believe my personal faith or anything I believe in, but just so folks know, Christian stuff is a welcome subject for me. In fact I'm trying to read more of the bible. So I find both Christian people and more science orientated or atheist people equally interesting to talk to. I don't have many people to talk to in real life so I'm usually just online, watching the world and commenting sometimes. I have no claim to fame, even small, and for me right now things like that aren't of interest to me but I really enjoy the intelligent videos people are making lately about global corruption. Nice to be a part of this community. Hopefully I can contribute something helpful to it as well as recieve some help in regards to dealing with cptsd and traumatic anxiety attacks, especially for those of us who are STILL in the situation causing the cptsd with no possible way out in the near future. Thanks.
Hi - I hear you - having been everything from a wiccan to where I am now where I not only believe in God, but know that He saved me for reasons known to Him. I was 50 when I got my diagnosis of CPTSD and DID. Integrating my alters has been harder than I thought - in fact I've taken off from this site for years because I suddenly couldn't recall my name/password. I think I got triggered by something that just shut me down and I went back to that space where Girl 3 doesn't know anything about 2 or 1. I still live with someone who is a psychological danger to me because if I don't he will become a physical danger to me. So, I totally get where you are. AND IT"S OK!!!! You are fine. Exercise is crucial, breathing control will help with the panic attacks and understanding that this world is run by bad forces at present with no fault to you - will help. God Bless. I find that certain sermons and some videos do help. Alistair Begg is a purist when it comes to the Bible, but unlike every other purist I've ever listened to - he doesn't claim that anyone is better than any other. We are all in this place together.
 
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