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Recovery from trauma

If you want to learn more about trauma, dissociation and recovery – either for yourself or to help others – then this is the place for you.

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How do we recover from trauma?

Trauma isn’t new. We’ve been facing it as homo sapiens for hundreds of thousands of years. What’s new is our reframing of the symptoms of trauma as ‘mental illness’ (we’re mad) or a ‘character flaw’ (we’re bad) and trying to solve it with drugs or protocolised ‘treatments’.

I believe that recovery from complex childhood trauma is possible – but there is no quick fix. In healing the wounds inflicted by human beings acting inhumanly, I believe we need a safe tribe where we can be treated with dignity and respect, with compassion and empathy. And we need to understand how trauma has changed our brains and bodies so that we can reverse those changes.

I’m all about providing that understanding: through my writing and training, I help people recover from trauma so that recovery is our best revenge.

I invite you to discover my books, courses, blogs and podcasts and to join me so that we can reverse adversity together.

Find out more about me

Quick start links

Latest courses

Webinar 4: Working with trauma memories - online trauma training by Carolyn Spring
Webinar 3: Working with trauma triggers and flashbacks - online trauma training by Carolyn Spring
Working with shame online trauma training by Carolyn Spring
Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment - online trauma training by Carolyn Spring

My books

Unshame: healing trauma-based shame through psychotherapy book
Recovery is my best revenge book
I don’t feel real: a brief guide to depersonalisation / derealisation disorder (Kindle only)

Latest blog posts

Trauma and the bears – a fable
Why the symptoms of trauma make sense
Three challenges of trauma: why recovery is so hard
Why is shame such a central experience of child sexual abuse?
Trauma and the bears – a fable
Why the symptoms of trauma make sense
Three challenges of trauma: why recovery is so hard
Why is shame such a central experience of child sexual abuse?

Free Resource Guide

A free 100-page e-book for trauma survivors and those who work with and support them, providing help with flashbacks, triggers, and how to manage our mental health after trauma.

The Trauma Survivors’ Resource Guide contains 104 pages of helpful articles that dig deep into both Carolyn’s personal experience of traumatic distress, and the science of how to relieve it.

It explains how trauma impacts the brain, what can be done to reduce its debilitating effects and features resources and tools that survivors can use to better manage traumatic symptoms and the very understandable distress that they cause.

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free resource guide

The answer to trauma is always safety.

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