• Loving Someone with PTSD

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    If someone in your life is living with the impact of trauma and experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), you might be feeling at a loss of how to support them.

    Despite your best efforts, you might notice that the things you say elicit a strong reaction, things just aren’t as they used to be, and perhaps you feel disconnected from them.

    Many caregivers report feeling unprepared to support the survivor in their life – they report feeling unsure of how to talk about what happened or if it’s even safe to do so. 

    Many families report increased conflict at home and uncertainty around how to set boundaries and get their own needs met without upsetting or triggering the other person. 

    Many family members and friends report feeling affected by their loved one’s trauma and not knowing how to get support without “making it about them”.

    Loving Someone with PTSD

    These are common responses to loving someone with PTSD/CPTSD. 

    There are many different strategies that you can use to support your loved one and yourself. The good news is that when family members get involved in a survivor’s healing journey, not only does the family benefit, the survivor does too!

    Despite this positive impact, most families don’t know where to start or how to offer that support. When left to it on your own, the process of learning to support a survivor can feel like a lot.

    You don’t have to figure it out on your own

    Loving Someone with PTSD is intended to help you navigate the difficult process of supporting a loved one experiencing symptoms of PTSD/CPTSD

    This four week group is open to anyone who has a relationship with someone who is experiencing symptoms of PTSD/CPTSD*. 

    This includes parents, siblings, grandparents, partners, friends, roommates, etc. 

    * individuals under 18 are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

    Over the course of four weeks, this group will help you:

    1) Understand how trauma impacts people and families

    2) Learn strategies to effectively communicate with your loved one including: saying the right things (eg. active listening, proactive communication) and conflict resolution.

    3) Develop strategies to care for yourself to prevent burnout and improve your wellbeing.

    4) Learn to identify and respond to vicarious trauma.

    5) Connect with a community of individuals who share your experiences.

    There will be ample opportunities to ask questions and express your concerns.

    About the facilitator

    Camila Espana is a relational therapist specializing in trauma, couples, and family therapy. Camila is passionate about helping families find harmony and truly believes that healing occurs between people. 

    She is excited to offer this group and to help you and your loved ones find safety, stability, and joy with one another. 

    Interested? Got Questions? Reach out today!

    We understand that reaching out for help and joining a group can bring about some worries. 

    Our team is happy to answer any questions that you might have and to address your concerns. 

    Not sure if group is the right fit? That’s okay!

    Take advantage of our complimentary 15-minute consultation. 

    We will discuss your needs and explore how we might be able to help.

    Use the form below to send a message. You may also call/text or email anytime.

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