Complex Ptsd, the result of Adverse Childhood Experiences can affect many areas of our adult life. As adults, we can experience repeated unhealthy work life, home life and relationship experiences despite our external appearance of togetherness. We can feel disconnected from our core self and carry an internal weight as the answers to "Who am I" or "Why am I here" go left unanswered.
Add to these thoughts and emotions the always present threats of anxiety attacks and depression, along with an overwhelming fear that we stuff down behind our masks to hide the internal deep pressure and we find ourselves daily pondering how we're going to place one foot in front of the other.
At night we don't sleep as we question why can't I just feel alive? Feeling all kinds of guilt and shame the pressure implodes and we wonder how we could have done things differently. The answer is we couldn't, we were children and we are not to blame. Not one iota of the blame rests with us. However, the decision to begin recovery does rest with us.
Recovery from Childhood Trauma is hard work. I won't lie to you. Why is it hard? Predominantly it's hard for a few reasons. Firstly, we don't have language around what is happening to us. Secondly, we've never been parented in a healthy manner and will need to learn how to reparent ourselves. Thirdly, our brain has been programmed for safety and we need to discover how to work with our brain and body to create new neural pathways.
Where can I start?
Firstly, if a greater understanding and language is needed plus a desire to know more check out my YouTube page for videos with down to earth information. It's a great place to begin understanding what happened to you internally and where to from here.
Next, head over to the Complex Ptsd group I run. You'll discover an ultra-safe environment with people learning just like you PLUS we'll be your cheer squad throughout your journey. You'll find me in the group daily Monday - Friday and you'll be able to determine if you're ready to work with me. Also available are Testimonials from people who have worked with me.
What happens in a Consultation?
Your initial consultation is an intake session combined with a strategy session for the next week. I have legal requirements as a professional I need to meet plus your history helps unpack where you are today.
We Do Not go back over the past in any depth. Doing so is counterproductive with Complex Ptsd. You are already reliving the trauma every day in your body, therefore, you do not need to revisit any trauma.
Complex Trauma Coaching is to equip you with tools, educate you with language and personal understanding and encourage you to take the next one step with the education and equipping. I will be your placeholder as you recover.
At the end of the session we devise a new strategy for what you need in your life now, you record the strategy and take the strategic steps in between the consultations.
Can you work with a therapist and a coach at the same time? Yes, and you can also include your therapy and coaching with other practitioners also.
How often are my appointments? Depending on where you are in recovery will be the determining factor. Most clients work with me weekly to get into the rhythm and then drop back to fortnightly when they're ready. You will know exactly what you need and I will support your decisions.
Am I ready for Trauma Coaching? The answer lies in are you determined to become alive and unpack your authentic self and are you stable? Most of my clients find me when they've tried everything else and it hasn't worked, oftentimes clients have spent a long time in therapy and get fed up with making minimal progress.
Feel welcome to discuss what you need with me in FB Messenger. You'll find I never push anyone due to years of experience. When you're ready you're ready, so it's safe to have a chat with me.
How long does Recovery take? I can't be specific here as Complex Trauma is an individual journey needing to take into account many different factors, for example, the stage of recovery you are at today. I can guarantee your hard work combined with coaching produces results you can see rapidly.
Do you have other questions? Please feel welcome to message me at LindaMeredith.Org
Are you ready to work with me?
Step 1. Book an Appointment in the calendar below this information. You'll receive an email confirming your appointment for 1 hours duration.
Step 2. Pay for your Appointment also below this information. You'll also receive confirmation of payment via email.
Step 3. Connect with me via email or my FB Page. I'm happy for you to message my personal FB Profile to speed up us connecting and for you to feel comfortable. We will work out if you feel comfortable with a video chat on Zoom or FB Messenger. Either works for me, and most clients feel comfortable on FB Messenger. Yes, it does have to be video chat.
I'm currently available during office hours 8 am - 4 pm Monday to Friday, in Australia, Brisbane time. Click here for time zone calculations.
My greatest joy is working with you to achieve your goals and having you come into a deeper understanding of who you are and why you are here. I look forward to walking with you.
Blessings and dreams,
Please Note: I keep appointments for residents of the UK and other countries with a similar time zone separate to this schedule. Please message me and we'll open up a slot for you.