When your loved one's PTSD turns your life upside down, I'm here to help you RISE UP
And on the inside you’re feeling:
shame —— worry —— hurt —— anger —— fear
overwhelm —— frustration
Anyone dealing with a loved one’s PTSD diagnosis (or suspected-diagnosis) knows this range of emotions and stress.
Loving and caring for someone with PTSD is a lonely, isolating and frustrating journey that few people understand.
But, I do, friend.
I’ve been in your shoes.
Just over 10 years ago, our family was thrown a curve ball when my beloved partner, Murray, was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His symptoms, his eventual diagnosis and his recovery journey turned our lives upside down. It was an exhausting and emotional journey.
I felt like I was on a roller coaster - and I'm NOT a fan of roller coasters!
It was a challenging and scary time for me - and really for both of us, as partners and parents.
And, while I’m grateful that Murray could access the therapies and treatment he needed, I was completely in the dark.
As a partner of a trauma survivor, I felt isolated, unsupported and overwhelmed.
My emotional state threatened my marriage and negatively affecting how I showed up as a parent.
I felt pretty hopeless.
But I’m naturally optimistic and resourceful. So I rolled up my sleeves and started researching how to support and heal myself so I could better support my family.
I did a LOT of reading!
I tried finding help and support everywhere: my physician, local mental health nurses, coaching, therapists and alternative healing practices.
You name it, I tried it.
And over time I found the right combination of self-care and self-regulation tools, coaching and therapies that began to work for me.
The darkness and heaviness inside of me lifted.
I started to feel like my old self again.
I began to heal from the grief of losing the life I thought I’d have.
I felt hope for my future and my family again.
Once I discovered the tools and strategies that brought me calm and peace - and helped me better support my partner with PTSD - I wanted to help other supporters and caregivers.
And so I created:
- a coaching business and online support system to help PTSD partners learn how to heal, find hope and live peacefully again
I’d love to help you find some peace in the chaos of dealing with PTSD in your loved one.
Click below to learn how to:
"If you're ready to focus on yourself and your own role in the PTSD journey, then I would recommend working with Carla. It's not about fixing your partner. It's about you looking after you."
Christine — Group Program client
"Carla entered into my life at a time where I was kinda lost. I was really struggling with the relationships in my life. Carla and I really connected, I felt like she really understood me. She helped me understand the most important relationship — that was with myself! In order to be present and the best for those people in my life I needed to love me first! Carla was able to help me create a way for me to come back to me, take a moment, take a breath and understand the only approval I need is mine! And with that my relationships around me have gotten stronger!"
R — Private Coaching Client
Today, I have tools to manage my own emotions and support my family.
When *stuff* hits the fan (because it will), I have strategies to find my calm again, and even to have a little fun!
If you'd love to feel this way too, I'm here to share these healing tools with you so that you can rise above whatever’s weighing you down.
"I would highly recommend Carla to anyone. Anyone who's feeling stuck. Anyone who feels like they need a change or a different environment to clear the head.
If you want to find a new way of thinking, or a new perspective on your life, she's definitely the one to help you get there."
"Carla is very personable and she has a wealth of life experience that she brings into it. She does such a great job as a teacher and as a coach to turn it back to you and to have you do your own work in order to make your own progress."
"My experience was great — it was emotional, but very freeing. I was able to talk about my feelings and what I wanted to move forward with in my life. I felt very free afterwards and very thankful to Carla for helping me get there."
Download this free guide FULL of all kinds of tools to help you get back to the healthy, happy you.
You’ll learn different ways to find peace and healing so you can better support your loved one and bring hope and joy back into your life.
I’ve been there. It works!
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DISCLAIMER: Rising Into Resilience is a coaching and wellness resource dedicated exclusively to supporting people who love a trauma survivor with PTSD/CPTSD. The Information provided is not a substitute for professional advice. Rising Into Resilience is a support service only.
If you are suffering from PTSD or know someone who is, we encourage you to seek medical help in your community.
If you feel that you may need medical advice, please consult a qualified health care professional.
If you are in crisis, please call 911 or contact your local Crisis Support Line immediately.
Supporting PTSD Partners, Spouses & Supporters
If you're looking for ways to get back to your old self while supporting a loved one with PTSD, the Resilience Roadmap can help you start to do just that!