For those people who have symptoms of Complex PTSD there is a new self-help group starting in Bedford – The Survivors Hub.
Complex PTSD is usually associated with the military or front line services but many people do suffer who are not obviously in these groups.
This new peer support group is called The Survivors Hub and is being run by Recovery Code X. Lottery funding has been received to enable the group to run these monthly sessions with a minimal fee to participants.
The symptoms of Complex PTSD may include the following:
- Difficulty controlling emotions
- Periods of losing attention and concentration
- Physical symptoms, headaches, dizziness, chest pains and stomach aches
- Cutting yourself off from friends and family
- Relationship difficulties
- Destructive or risky behavior, such as self harm, alcohol/drug misuse.
Complex PTSD may be brought on by traumatic events that have happened in early life, which may include abuse by parents or carers.
The Survivors Hub aims to empower people who have experienced repetitive and on-going abuse to unlock the codes to their own recovery.
This will entail a five month course starting on December 9th, which will be conducted via monthly Zoom meetings.
Initially the Hub is open to women only.
The Survivors Hub sessions will be facilitated by Juanita Puddifoot MBACP, who is a professional transpersonal counsellor as well as a survivor. She uses a variety of therapeutic skills and holistic techniques to help those suffering from Complex PTSD.
Early Bird: £20 per session (£100 full course)
Standard: £25 per session (£150 full course)