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The neuroscience, developmental biology, behavioral science, and experiences of CPTSD without the "bright sides," fluff, or clinical drone. Spot the underlying patterns of anxiety, abuse, bad relationships, narcissism, DID, stress illness, brain programming, memory processing, hypersensitivity... and the rest of yer "life on trauma." You aren't alone, damaged, or doomed - your resilience might make you a real MF.

For the research episode backlog and private support community hit Patreon.com/traumatizedmotherfuckers. www.t-mfrs.com

CPTSD Recovery: We Are Traumatized M***********s CPTSD, Complex Trauma, Generational PTSD, Relationship Trauma | TMFR LLC

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The neuroscience, developmental biology, behavioral science, and experiences of CPTSD without the "bright sides," fluff, or clinical drone. Spot the underlying patterns of anxiety, abuse, bad relationships, narcissism, DID, stress illness, brain programming, memory processing, hypersensitivity... and the rest of yer "life on trauma." You aren't alone, damaged, or doomed - your resilience might make you a real MF.

For the research episode backlog and private support community hit Patreon.com/traumatizedmotherfuckers. www.t-mfrs.com

    13. Recovery

    13. Recovery

    Convinced you aren't individually damaged, doomed, or destitute yet? Sick. But that comfort doesn't do much good if your brain, behaviors, and life don't change along with the perspective. 

    Here are 10 steps for CPTSD recovery and your life redesign. Keeping in mind, "different strokes for different folks," "different gains for different brains." Let the experiment begin. 

    See you on the other side, Motherfucker. 





    For a lot more "moving forward" information and support... you know by now. Patreon.com/traumatizedmotherfuckers for the catalogue of podcast episodes so far, some videos, some worksheets, and access to the private Discord support community. 

    Submit your recovery or struggle story any time - just send your recording to traumatizedmotherfxckers@gmail.com. Reach a hand back for the Fuckers that follow. 





    Cheers y'all, and thanks for the time you've given your brain. 

    Jess




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    • 39 min
    12. Loss of "Self," Learned Helplessness, and Executive Functioning

    12. Loss of "Self," Learned Helplessness, and Executive Functioning

    Do you edit your daily activities to feel "acceptable," to the detriment of your own wants, needs, and goals? Can you see yourself clearly from the outside, on one timeline? Do you have the power to "drop out" of your brain and observe its activities as a separate observer? 

    Maybe not.

    Today, we're talking about the loss of "Self" - the most flowery and easily dismissible of the CPTSD hallmarks... which might explain why we continually lose progress in trauma recovery. It's the key to keeping your brain, behaviors, and 'balance' on track. The cognitive task-manager that knows what you're here to accomplish. The center of human "purpose" and autobiographical experience. And the most elusive of the CPTSD recovery tools - especially when its been deemed "shameful" for so long. 

    Let's talk about your Self. My favorite top-down and bottom-up tool for bypassing dissociation and keeping that brain in working order. 





    Uh, lot more to say about this one. My Self has been a bit conceptually Self-obsessed, as it relates to neurobiology and plasticity. Check those detailed episodes out at patreon.com/traumatizedmotherfuckers and prepare to see your brain from a management-enabling distance that allows life-managing clarity. 

    It might be the best thing you've ever done for your Self. 

     

    Cheers Fuckers.

    Jess


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    11. Fawning, Anxious Attachment, and Enmeshment

    11. Fawning, Anxious Attachment, and Enmeshment

    What's the difference between "being a good person" and sacrificing your whole life to support others? In most of our families and social structures... there isn't one. Which makes it pretty hard to name the problem, re-examine your instincts to serve, or stand up for your right to operate your own brain. 

    Today, let's talk about one of the most ignored and normalized survival responses. Fawning. 

    If history has anything to say - sorry to everyone who kickstarts a new round of therapy because of this conversation. It's been a commonly enlightening topic for revealing accepted, pervasive, trauma patterning. 





    For a lot more talk on fawning, including some 2021 year-end wrapups that are coming out in January, hit up patreon.com/traumatizedmotherfuckers. Check t-mfrs.com if yer curious about the whole project, and to find visual versions of the shows. 

    Cheers, MFucking Fawners. 

    Jess


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    10. Family of Origin & Yer Brain Programming

    10. Family of Origin & Yer Brain Programming

    Here's a holiday release for ya. Merry whatever-you-do, and let's talk about families f****n things up.  

    Mental illness seems to run in families, do'nnit? Turns out, there's some biological mirroring mechanisms you might want to hear about. Why are you "the way you are"? It's because of them. Why do they refuse to see your progress and personality realistically? It's also because of them. 

    Today, let's talk brain development, brain programming, and brain-protection tactics (you might know them as scapegoating, cognitive dissonance, and delusions). Buckle up, Blacksheep. it's time to talk about the dangers of dysregulated humans penning the blueprints for younger brains. Generational trauma, yeehaw.  





    Want to hear more about this? I've got a few shows from this summer that might make sense of your... world. Hit t-mfrs.com for more project information and patreon.com/traumatizedmotherfuckers whenever you're ready to jump in to the episode backlog, exercises, and support community.  

    Cheers and good luck out there.  Jess


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    9. The Trauma Trap: Avoidance, Rigidity, and Trauma-Bubbles

    9. The Trauma Trap: Avoidance, Rigidity, and Trauma-Bubbles

    So, let's say your brain is on fire 24/7. Your body is doing the same. You're uncomfortable every moment, from the inside and out. You, very literally, are too sick and tired to deal with another obstacle or point of pressure. So... You reasonably start avoiding sources of strain. But then it gets unreasonable. 
    What happens if everything is deemed "risky"?
    Talking the eventual extreme outcome of untreated CPTSD. Turns out, it's a lot more common than you probably think - TLC specials, aside. Today, let's rap about the agitated, agoraphobic, rigid-brained experience of rightfully avoiding everything that hurts. 

    Looking to stop avoiding life so much? (On a personal note; highly recommend.) Come hang out with me a bit more in the TMFR private podcast stream and community. Live vicariously through my "eh, fuckit," approach that's firmly replaced the anxious bubble where I used to hunker. Check out the story, research, and tips at t-mfrs.com or get the private feed at patreon.com/traumatizedmotherfuckers 

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    8. Losing Control of Your Brain: Triggers, Spirals, Addiction, Self-harm, Bad habits

    8. Losing Control of Your Brain: Triggers, Spirals, Addiction, Self-harm, Bad habits

    What's the difference between your past high-functionality and current fears of "losing your fucking mind"? Bad information that was programmed into faulty neural networks being activated more regularly in ways that override the accessibility of the "human brained" prefrontal cortex. 

    The good news is, you can fix it. Your brain isn't "you" or a reflection of your value. And it's just a stupid biological reactor organ, waiting to be taught better.  





    "As much as we put it on a pedestal, your head isn’t infallible in interpreting your environment or history or future. It makes up stories to do so. It predicts events as quickly and accurately as possible, but the instructions or translations of events it contains might be flawed from the start..."

    Let's talk about collecting bad data, creating inaccurate stories, triggering ourselves to high-hell, obsessing, addictions, self-sabotage, and losing executive functioning. 





    Into the neuro-comprehension talk? Welp, that's what we're doing most often these days in the private podcast stream at patreon.com/traumatizedmotherfuckers. Learn how to see your brain and neural programming... so you can change anything you're not happy with. Looking forward at building better brains, not backwards at punishing ourselves for unchangeable events. 

    Cheers, Fuckers. 

    Jess


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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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FloweringofLife ,

Excellent Insider CPTSD Guide!

Jess so beautifully and vulnerably shares her healing journey, her learnings, as they are arising moment to moment for her. All the gorgeous, messy leaps forward and two steps back. She has helped me to have so much compassion for my own messy, complex healing journey. I’d recommend joining her discord group as well, as there is a lot of wisdom and support in the TMFR community. If you are trying to understand and heal from your own CPTSD and developmental/relational trauma, this podcast is a fantastic companion 💕✨

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This is keeping me sane.

I cannot lie, she feels like the type of friend I need. I struggle with C-PTSD & listening to this podcast makes me feel seen & heard. I’m deeply grateful to have found this podcast. She says everything you need to hear & her radical way of just stating the truth, I applaud her authenticity .

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