3. Jamie - Complex PTSD and the Healing Power of Art

3. Jamie - Complex PTSD and the Healing Power of Art

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It’s PTSD awareness month and today’s conversation with Jamie focuses on her battle with Complex PTSD. I wasn’t aware of this different type of PTSD before Jamie shared her story with me. My assumption is that many of you haven’t heard of Complex PTSD either so here’s a brief description from sources that I’ll include in the show notes.

Complex PTSD  is caused by chronic, long-lasting traumatic events, rather than short-lived events and usually involve some sort of emotional or physical captivity. There are many symptoms of Complex PTSD, some of which are shared with regular PTSD. One of the symptoms that seemed to come up a lot for Jamie is called emotional flashbacks. Emotional flashbacks are sudden and often prolonged regressions to the frightening circumstances of childhood. Because most emotional flashbacks do not have a visual or memory component to them, the triggered individual rarely realizes that she is re-experiencing a traumatic time from childhood.

I met with Jamie in her home in New Orleans on June 14th, 2019 and we discussed the challenges and the triumphs that she’s experienced on her journey.  


Show Notes:

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