Welcome to Eyes On Trauma

Hello! I’m Eleanor, and I created Eyes On Trauma from my lived experience and subsequent scientific research. For over 25 years, despite seeing 50+ medical and mental health professionals, I didn’t know that my extreme emotional distress was caused by complex intergenerational & epigenetic trauma and childhood sexual abuse.

Through my own research, I discovered real evidence & answers that the mental health system failed to give me. Instead, I was misdiagnosed with mental health disorders and further harmed by this system. This is a scandal.

I hope the information and resources on this website will help you explore these topics further whether for yourself, to help someone you care about, or for your professional practice. I now dedicate my life to raising awareness of complex trauma through:

Emotional Flashback Cards

Discovering the term ’emotional flashbacks’ in Pete Walker’s book ‘Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving’ changed my life, and explained many of my lifelong struggles. None of the mental health professionals or psychologists I had seen over my lifetime had ever told me about emotional flashbacks. I was inspired to create emotional flashback cards to share widely. They’re available for free download, and you can now also buy a laminated set in my new online shop:

Set of printed Emotional Flashback Cards - classic psychedelic design



An introduction to Eyes On Trauma

Complex Trauma

Discover more about complex trauma and misdiagnosis

Emotional Flashbacks

Understand emotional flashbacks and how to manage them

Emotional Flashback Cards

Download a free set of emotional flashback cards

Lived Experience

Eyes On Trauma offers lived experience consultancy

Academic Research

My academic interests and PhD research proposal

Set of printed Emotional Flashback Cards - classic psychedelic design

Online Shop

Now available to buy – printed sets of emotional flashback cards


Sharing lived experience insights and anecdotes

Other Resources

Research papers, posters, infographics, book reviews and other links

“I created Eyes On Trauma after realising I had experienced complex trauma in my childhood, and a subsequent lifetime of misdiagnosis from professionals. After finally discovering the answers for myself, I can see how scandalous this is and how ineffective the western biomedical model of treating ‘mental health’ is. I have to share what I have found with the world.” 

– Eleanor, founder of EyesOnTrauma.org

Do you have a lived experience you’d like to share? A story of misdiagnosis to get off your chest? Found a useful resource? Or a question about something you’ve read here? Please get in touch with me.