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Title: Website and Facebook page
Post by: spryte on October 08, 2014, 11:18:26 AM
The website Emerging from broken has been a great source of insight to me. Darlene Ouimet doesn't actually mention C-PTSD, I don't think. I haven't read the book yet, and I haven't gone too far back in the blog but she puts up several posts a day on fb, which have been great for inspiring thoughts about my own journey from "broken." She is a survivor of several different kinds of child abuse, including sexual, emotional and neglect.

Here's her website:

Also check out her fb page:
Title: Re: Website and Facebook page
Post by: Kizzie on October 08, 2014, 04:21:20 PM
Wow Spryte, great site - tks for the link. I just read a couple of posts by her guest blogger Pam Witzeman who writes with such clarity about her feelings, experiences and recovery - really powerful.  I hope one day I will be able to write like her about the my CPTSD mish mosh that needs sorting out and verbalizing.

There were many times when I was older, that I sought refuge in a dark closet when my parentís alcoholic rages reached a fevered pitch and even today when I am deeply saddened or feel threatened, I find myself isolating and seeking refuge in invisibility. I know now that when I do this I am dissociating from a painful reality in the most complete sense of dissociation, next only to death. This is the source of my most debilitating depressions when I seek refuge in the isolation of the complete abandonment I experienced during the earliest days of my childhood. If the environment I grew up in had been less hostile, I may not have sought this refuge but isolation and invisibility are much more pleasant than connectivity with abusive, alcoholic, psychologically disordered parents. On one hand, I had a deep, painful yearning for them to notice me and actually, see me; but on the other hand, being seen was dangerous and likely to make me a target for verbal and emotional abuse.

Title: Re: Website and Facebook page
Post by: Kizzie on October 08, 2014, 04:24:06 PM
Now this is enticing!  Darlene writes:

I am a certified professional life transitions coach specializing in healing. I work internationally on Skype or over the phone. I have a gift for seeing how the heart got broken and the lies at the core of that damage. I have a gift for helping people see themselves the way they originally were; as wonderful, lovable and worthy people. I have a gift for hearing things people donít realize they are saying which helps me to help my clients see where they are stuck.
Title: Re: Website and Facebook page
Post by: spryte on October 08, 2014, 04:45:49 PM
I'm glad you liked it Kizzie. I find her fascinating actually. I read a post that she did that kind of described how she started blogging. She doesn't have any "formal" psychological training, but she does indeed have a gift (very similar to my own) and in four years went from a beginning blogger to a successful blogger with a book and a coaching practice.

I think there's so much healing to be had too in helping others heal, in somehow turning all the awful things that we've experienced into something positive. It sucks that there's a need for it at all, but there is, and the only thing we can do for now is help the best way we can.