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No Sticks Or Stones No Broken Bones

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No Sticks Or Stones No Broken Bones by Ricia Fleming

“It wasn’t that bad. Other kids had it much worse. ”

Could you be one of the forgotten trauma survivors?

Are you coping with unidentified complex PTSD from early intangible attachment trauma today?

You now have a healing guidebook written just for you.

The trauma category of non-physically-assaultive, attachment-based Chronic Covert Trauma (naCCT) poses unique challenges because of its subtle everyday nature,” says author Ricia Fleming, licensed therapist and naCCT survivor.

Maybe you experienced naCCTs such as:

  • Emotional, social, and/or psychological neglect
  • Gaslighting and reality twisting
  • “No Hugs, No Cuddles” Trauma
  • Traumatic absence of loving guidance, interest, or understanding
  • Physically present, (even over-controlling, intrusive), but psychologically un attuned (“helicopter”) parenting
  • Being used as your parent’s parent, a trophy child, or a “stand-in spouse”
  • Hidden hostilities

Because there’s no tangible trauma to point to, confusion is normal for adults who’ve been wounded by early naCCTs; many even deny they’ve been traumatized.

Yet, realistically, when we’re little, subtle everyday disturbances in our Lifeline-Relationships with mother, father, or other important caregivers can register on our bodies, minds, and spirits as threats to life itself.

In a word, as ‘trauma.’

Whether or not your caregiver was concerned and well-intentioned, whether or not you also experienced blatant physical assaults like beatings or incest, the cumulative effect of these early naCCTs can cause Complex PTSD, leaving you as an adult to cope with physical, psychological, financial, and relationship problems and overall lack of fun, spontaneity, and meaning.

This cutting-edge book, uniquely devoted to healing the hidden wounds from these early traumas, will help you take pride in how well you have managed so far.

Then it will give you action steps for starting to feel better right away.

No Sticks Or Stones No Broken Bones provides

  • Down-to-earth survivor stories you can relate to
  • Strategies for identifying, handling, and de-activating subtle People-Triggers, painful Body-State-Triggers, and hard-to-recognize naCCT flashbacks
  • Practical guidance and non-pathologizing support grounded in neurobiological research
  • A toolkit of empowering information, actionable strategies, checklists, exercises, and self-talk scripts.

 

About Ricia Fleming, author of No Sticks Or Stones No Broken Bones

 

Ricia Fleming (officially Patricia J. Fleming) says “I’m a partially healed wounded healer with cPTSD from naCCT myself.

In this book, I’ll share with you what I’ve learned personally and professionally about how to heal.

“For twenty years I provided mind-body based psychotherapy to over 3,000 people hospitalized with chronic physical pain, depression, and PTSD.

Gradually I educated myself about myself, applying to my own challenges the concepts, language, and treatment techniques that helped victims of atrocities and disasters.

To my amazed delight, I started getting better.”

With a Ph.D in English and licensed as a social worker, mental health counselor, and massage therapist, Ricia Fleming now brings together psychology, the arts, and bodywork, drawing on four-plus decades as a therapist, educator, and hands-on healer, with a focus on healing trauma.

Trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ricia is a long-time member of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD), and has served on the Executive Council of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Assn. (MaMHCA).

She also developed the BodyStory method, integrating direct body work, psychotherapeutic concepts and techniques, and personal narrative.

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