This Course is for You If:

  • You grew up with neglect, violence, abuse, poverty or parental alcoholism/addiction

  • You're high-functioning, but your emotions and behaviors sometimes undermine you at work and in relationships.

  • The usual approaches to healing (like therapy) haven't seemed productive --or you're in therapy, but you're ready for a you can manage yourself.

  • You're tired of being held back by your PTSD symptoms and you're ready to take a BIG step toward finally feeling fulfilled.

Take the course that's helped more than 1400 men & women worldwide recover from the effects of early trauma.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Part One: About Childhood PTSD

    • Healing c-PTSD download first

    • Video 1: Welcome to the Course

    • Childhood PTSD Signs and Symptoms

    • Video 2: Why this Approach is Different

    • Video 3: How the Course Works

    • Exercise: Your Wildest Dreams

    • Video 4: How I Learned to Heal My Childhood PTSD

    • Video 5: The ACE Study

    • Exercise: Get Your ACE score

    • Exercise: Taking Stock of Past Trauma

    • Video 6: Trauma and PTSD

    • Video 7: Treatments for Trauma

    • Exercise: Solutions You've Tried

    • Video 8: How to Write Your Fears and Resentments

    • Guide to Writing Fears and Resentments

  • 2

    Part Two: The Underlying Problem: Dysregulation

    • Video 9: Dysregulation of the Brain & Nervous System

    • Exercise: Dysregulation Signs and Symptoms

    • Video 10: Dysregulated Emotions, Impulses and Behaviors

    • Video 11: The Impulse to Escape

    • Video 12: The Impulse to Cling

    • Video 13: The Impulse to Control

    • Exercise: Dysregulated Emotions, Impulses & Behaviors

    • Video 14: Emergency Measures to Re-Regulate

    • Emergency Measures to Re-Regulate

  • 3

    Part Three: Learning to Re-Regulate -- The Key to Recovery

    • Video 15: How the Daily Practice was Developed

    • Video 16: Review -- How to Write your Fears & Resentments

    • Review: Guide to Writing Fears & Resentments

    • Video 17: How to Meditate Twice a Day the Super Simple Way

    • How to Meditate

    • Downloadable MP3: How to Meditate

    • Video 18: How to Set Intentions

    • Exercise: Set Your Intentions

    • Video 19: Get a Buddy

    • Exercise: Get a Buddy

    • Overview: Full Daily Practice

    • Daily Practice FAQs

    • Video 20: NOT Talking About trauma

    • Video 21: Dialing Down Emotions

    • Video 22: Connection and Loneliness

    • Video 23: Exercise and Movement

    • Video 24: Stressful People and Situations

    • Video 25: The Gifts of Re-Regulation

    • Video 26: Using a Journal To Track Dysregulation

    • Start a Dysregulation Journal

  • 4

    Part Four: Changing Self-Defeating Behaviors

    • Video 27: Recap of Parts 1, 2 and 3

    • Video 28: The Ways We Re-Traumatize Ourselves

    • Exercise: Identify Self Defeating Behaviors

    • Video 29: My Old Behaviors, and How I Changed FINAL

    • Video 30: Three Pillars of Change: Principles

    • Video 31: Three Pillars of Change: Readiness

    • CCF 32 Three Pillars of Change: Accountability

    • Your Pillars of Change

How the Course Is Structured

We start with the basics about Childhood PtSD, ACEs, and how they can impact your emotions, your relationships, and your chances of finding happiness. Then we go deeper into the role of brain dysregulation in driving PTSD symptoms -- with techniques to help you re-regulate. You'll gain real strategies to identify and transform self-defeating behaviors that are still holding you back.

Reviews of this Course

5 star rating

Outstanding course - highly recommend

Ferguson .

There are so many reasons I recommend this course. First of all, so many of us have childhood trauma with symptoms that are affecting our day to day adult...

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There are so many reasons I recommend this course. First of all, so many of us have childhood trauma with symptoms that are affecting our day to day adult lives, and have no idea why or how to shift them... In the absence of this information, we judge ourselves, we lose faith in humanity, and can easily become hopeless. Clear information that helps us identify the root cause of our current experiences is a huge relief. And practical actions we can take to shift these experiences? Priceless. Unfortunately, this kind of information isn't easy to find. Enter Anna Runkle, the Crappy Childhood Fairy. She is changing thousands of lives by making this information easy to find and easy to understand, with steps that anyone can implement quickly. She is clear, articulate, warm and approachable. We can all relate to her and her story, and it's inspiring! Personally, I thought I knew a lot about childhood trauma, but watching the videos and hearing her speak about it in her warm and reassuring way was deeply validating and healing for me. I've even watched some of the videos twice. I eagerly read her emails and check out her new videos. Do yourself a favor... if you have any inkling that you may have childhood trauma, invest in the course and take part in the free group support sessions that Anna so generously offers. It will change your life.

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5 star rating

This course is life changing!

Liz Fenstemaker

Thank you so much for this course! It gave me many beautiful gifts- like understanding, compassion, knowledge, and tools to get from where I‘m at to a consis...

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Thank you so much for this course! It gave me many beautiful gifts- like understanding, compassion, knowledge, and tools to get from where I‘m at to a consistently better place of emotionally healthier, secure, and safer. The ripple effect has already begun cascading thru my life and relationships as I’ve learned to understand that it isn’t just me, that I’m not imagining these things- they are normal adaptations from a body and mind desiring to protect me from the profound trauma and abuse I’ve endured. This course birthed a greater understanding and compassion for myself and others, helped me to see that I am not defective and irredeemable. It called me out of broken survival reactions to an ever-growing emotional maturity. SO much hope and power for life change are released when we see that we are not victims, but that we have choices. Your program has been truly life-altering and I can’t thank you enough. God bless you, Crappy Childhood Fairy! <3

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Eternally greatful to finally understand my behaviour

Frank Beers

For people with childhood PTSD life is a struggle. Not being able to get your life in order and not knowing why. To get out of this prison this course helps ...

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For people with childhood PTSD life is a struggle. Not being able to get your life in order and not knowing why. To get out of this prison this course helps you and with online groups you really get into grip what works and how childhood PTSD works fou others and for you. Bless you Anna.

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Perfect timing -

Coleen Parsons

I am so grateful for Anne and this course. Just a few new practices and a lot of helpful tips is already proving to be truly healing.

I am so grateful for Anne and this course. Just a few new practices and a lot of helpful tips is already proving to be truly healing.

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Here's What People Are Saying:

"I'm blown away."

"I’m 3/4 of the way through the Healing Childhood PTSD and I’m blown away with how good this is. I’ve tried so many other things before, and I kind of got to the point of thinking, “Well it’s just me... I’m broken." Now I understand why I feel like this, and I have practical steps to get my life back on track. Anna Runkle I think you are an amazing person for sharing what you discovered on your own journey."

"From the bottom of my heart... thank you."

"Thank you Anna for your dedication to helping people. I know we all come from different walks of life and we all have our own versions of sh**y childhoods but for me personally your course has been that light bulb going off, like Aha!! That’s it!! Someone is finally saying something that registers and that I can relate to. No matter how many therapists I went to, none of them ever got to the core of the trauma. Just talking never worked for me. Your course is the first thing I have found that I can relate to and have faith that the proper healing can occur with the right tools and information. From the bottom of my defrosting heart, thank you."

"I have never found something that resonated so deeply"

"I have never found something that resonated so deeply and perfectly with my inner experience before, and I have made a life of seeking and healing. Your work is a breath of fresh air, a cool drink of water, and an empowering reality check. Watching your videos feels like a friendly slap upside the head with a plate of milk and cookies. Thank you!'

"You have given me the most effective tools that I have ever encountered"

"I just have this very great need to thank you. You have given me the most effective tools that I have ever encountered (and I've been searching a very long time), providing me control over my dysregulation and self-regulation. It feels like you've provided me a key to a cage door that I can now open, allowing me to fly free, whenever and wherever I want to go. Thank you so much. For the first time someone makes sense to me. Now maybe I can feel better all the time. I can see light. Thank you."

"I LOVE your work!

"I LOVE your work! It's helped me turn my attention to healing myself instead of focusing on understanding the toxic people. Thank you!!!

Meet Your Instructor

"The Fairy"

Anna Runkle

Anna Runkle is the creator of the beloved YouTube channel and blog, The Crappy Childhood Fairy. Since 2017 she has led online courses and weekly live calls with more than 200,000 students worldwide, teaching her radical approach to healing trauma. Her work is focused on calming dysregulation and other symptoms of childhood trauma, and changing self-defeating behaviors that are common among people who have lived dysregulated and traumatized for much of their lives. Anna's work is based on research, personal experience healing her own trauma, and 27 years of working directly with the men and women who seek to learn her methods. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.