Category: Complex PTSD

Compassion-Focused Therapy

  Part 4 “Theory Underlying Compassion-Focused Therapy The neurobiological model of CFT sees key anxieties as emerging from the interaction between the life history of the person and the “tricky” nature of our evolved brains (Gilbert, 2000, 2009, 2014). Traumatic memories are tagged by the brain’s threat-based alarm system, […]

Impact of Trauma on Compassion

Part 2 Impact of Trauma on Compassion “The capacity to be sensitive to suffering and the motivation to facilitate well-being are connected to a sense of belonging and secure safe relationships (Gilbert, 2009). Such social conditions create internal capacities to regulate emotion and the ability to trust in […]

Compassion-Focused EMDR

    Part 1 In our sister blog  The Alcoholics Guide to Alcoholism  one of our contributors has been charting his progress through EMDR therapy for complex post traumatic stress disorder in the following blogs starting with the most recent – Brain Sculpting  Filling the Hole in the Soul  […]

Treating the effects of Trauma in It’s Infancy: Maltreated Children and EMDR.

Neural processing of emotions in traumatized children treated with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy: a hdEEG study Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has been proven efficacious in restoring affective regulation in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients. However, its effectiveness on emotion processing in children with […]

Evidence for proposed ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD: a latent profile analysis

ABSTRACT Background: The WHO International Classification of Diseases, 11th version (ICD-11), has proposed two related diagnoses, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD within the spectrum of trauma and stress-related disorders. Objective: To use latent profile analysis (LPA) to determine whether there are classes of individuals that are […]

What is Complex PTSD?

Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a not a diagnosis in the DSM-5 psychiatric manual, released in 2013, but is proposed to be included in the ICD-11 diagnostic manual, due for release in 2017. Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as “complex trauma”, is the result of multiple traumatic […]

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