Emotional Flashback Management in the Treatment of Complex PTSD
By Mark Kelso
September 21, 2017
Pete Walker provides a convincing argument for the recognition and proper treatment of emotional flashbacks and complex PTSD, which result from childhood neglect and emotional abuse. Pete Walker is director of the Lafayette Counseling Center. He has been working as a teacher and mental health professional for thirty years, and is the author of The Tao of Fully Feeling: Harvesting Forgiveness Out of Blame.
He presents on this topic annually at JFK University and has also presented the topic at the 40st Annual CAMFT Conference and several EBCAMFT chapter meetings.Elaborations of the principles in this article—the importance of shrinking the inner critic, the role of grieving in trauma recovery, and the need to be able to stay self-compassionately present to dysphoric affect—as well on his writings on trauma typology and the role of trauma in codependence, can be downloaded for free from his website: www.pete-walker.com