Stephanie Foo was diagnosed with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as CPTSD, after she began struggling with panic attacks at work every morning. Experiencing both physical and verbal abuse during childhood and later abandoned as a teenager. In this conversation, Stephanie shares how her life has been impacted by this CPTSD and how she eventually found healing through education, different forms of therapy and meeting others who also suffered from CPTSD. She went on to write a New York Times bestseller titled “What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma”. Subscribe to our email so that you never miss an episode https://medcircle.com/podcast 0:00 Intro 01:14 This week’s guest 02:03 The difference between PTSD and Complex PTSD 03:36 Coping during the midst of abuse & how traumatic responses impacted her life 07:56 Prioritizing her mental health & healing from CPTSD 11:38 Writing a NYT-bestselling memoir of her CPTSD 15:55 Finding the right therapist & treatment for CPTSD 21:38 Building a support system 25:15 The impact of generational and immigrant trauma on Stephanie’s upbringing 34:06 Making progress in her healing journey 35:57 Stephanie’s advice for anyone battling CPTSD 38:51 Outro #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #livedexperience #cptsd #psychology #podcast #complexptsd
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