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 available for free download & to buy here
- Reviewing books and relevant research
- Lived experience consultancy
- Member of lived experience advisory groups
- Seeking funding for a PhD
- Facilitating peer support campfires
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:
An introduction to Eyes On Trauma
Discover more about complex trauma and misdiagnosis
Understand emotional flashbacks and how to manage them
Download a free set of emotional flashback cards
Eyes On Trauma offers lived experience consultancy
My academic interests and PhD research proposal
Now available to buy – printed sets of emotional flashback cards
Sharing lived experience insights and anecdotes
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.