Complex post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as C-PTSD is a response to the chronic stress of social or interpersonal prolonged trauma. C-PTSD is differentiated from PTSD by the length of exposure, inability to escape the trauma, personal violation and exploitation, and fear of re-victimization.
Because it piles up slowly like an avalanche, narcissistic abuse is a soul-crushing form of trauma. In many circumstances, it has a long-term negative impact on your identity and mental health. As a result, the stages of recovery following narcissistic abuse are a continuous process rather than a one-time event.
Complex trauma and PTSD caused by narcissistic abuse necessitate a different strategy than healing from individual traumatic incidents. Going through the phases of trauma recovery is just as important as working through the phases of drug and alcohol rehabilitation. It won’t be quick or simple, but you’ll emerge more dignified stronger, kinder than you were before the abuse.
Here are the 10 ways on how to heal from CPTSD caused by narcissistic abuse.
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