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Surviving and Thriving after Trauma with Anna Runkle The Crappy Childhood Fairy

How to Heal and Connect to Your Purpose

Season 1, episode 13
1 hr 3 min / Published

This week’s episode features Anna Runkle, also known as The Crappy Childhood Fairy. It is full of information about Complex PTSD (also known as C-PSTD) and the techniques you can use to calm your symptoms. Learn these techniques so that you can heal, have meaningful relationships and BE successful by BE-ing yourself.

Complex PTSD is the result of repeatedly experiencing traumatic events, such as violence, neglect, or abuse. Childhood PTSD (the largest subset of C-PSTD) is often more severe because it occurs during the formative years of childhood.

Healing from Complex PTSD or childhood trauma is a process but feeling better does not have to wait! In this episode we discuss the tools and strategies that Anna learned and began teaching her followers, subscribers, and clients.

If you or someone you know has complex PTSD, you know how difficult it can be to cope when you get triggered. In this episode, Anna Runkle and I discuss the techniques that she uses to reregulate, by unpacking the thoughts that often spin out of control.

My healing was not the result of one big AH-HA moment. It is a journey that is often painful and difficult. When I look back, I can't believe I have made it this far. However, I couldn't have done it without support. To find that support I began with forming healthy relationships (something that I am still working on).

We also discuss the difficulties that people with PTSD often have with interpersonal relationships, the importance of feeling connected, and the techniques that will assist you in forming meaningful relationships.

Healing is not just about feeling better. It is about feeling better so that you can find your gifts and your purpose. Anna and I found our healing in the form of helping others through sharing our stories and facilitating their healing journey with information and tools for success.

You deserve to heal. You deserve to make your dreams come true.

Join us to learn tools and strategies to start feeling better today!




  • About Anna Runkle [00:01:51]
  • How Anna Became The Crappy Childhood Fairy [00:02:18]
  • What Does It Mean to Be Dysregulated  & What Does It Feel Like to Be Triggered [00:08:21]
  • How Complex PTSD Can Affect Your Relationships & Participation in Groups [00:012:42]
  • How Complex PTSD Affect Your Brain Function [00:14:18]
  • The Crappy Childhood Fairy Community [00:16:13]
  • How PTSD affects people physically [00:19:04]
  • Why Veronika Started Sharing Her Story and started The Biz Essentials Podcast [00:21:40]
  • How Can Trauma Survivors Learn Trust Our Perception and Instincts [00:23:25]
  • Anna’s Approach to Healing Concept #1: Reregulating Your Brain [00:32:08]
  • Anna’s Approach to Healing Concept #2: Relationships and Feeling Connected [00:34:08]
  • How to Have Healthy Relationships when You Have Complex PTSD [00:37:05] 
  • Why Is it Important to be Vulnerable and Honest in Relationships? [00:43:52]
  • Anna’s Approach to Healing Concept #3: Start Living Your Life, It’s Okay to Make Mistakes [00:46:34] 
  • How to Be Successful when You Have a History of Childhood Trauma [00:49:25]
  • How do You  Find Your Gifts and Your Life’s Purpose? [50:36]
  • The Daily Practice -Don’t Wait to Start Healing! [01:00:04]



About the 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 250,000 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. 

About Veronika & The Biz Essentials:

Are you struggling to get your business off the ground? Do you feel defeated, personally or professionally? The Biz Essentials Podcast is here to help! Host Veronika Childs has overcome some of life’s greatest challenges. From starting a business, to overcoming childhood trauma, extreme weight loss, a cancer-scare, and battling imposter syndrome. Through she struggles she hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams! On the Biz Essentials Podcast, Veronika will teach you how she was able to start living for adventure, rather than fear and self-doubt. She shares her own advice in building a business, as well as bringing on guests who are experts in their fields. The Biz Essentials Podcast is here to inspire and direct your path to a brighter future. Have a question, or want to be featured on the show? Reach out for ways to get connected today!

Important Links

Link to Trailer:  


Link to Video Version: https://youtu.be/paJTyUMe7OA

Link to Blog: https://thebizessentials.com/anna-runkle

The Body Keeps a Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk: https://amzn.to/3ESpLdj

Complex PTSD From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker: https://amzn.to/3ESpLdj


** Connect with Anna:**


Website: https://crappychildhoodfairy.com

Do you have Childhood PTSD? http://bit.ly/2uXHlOz

Daily Practice Techniques (free course😞 http://bit.ly/3608opl

YouTube channel:  http://bit.ly/2PkzPV7


**Connect with The Biz Essentials:**

Website: www.thebizessentials.com

Email: Podcast@TheBizEssentials.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBEessentials

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebizessentials/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thebizessentialspodcast


**Connect with Veronika**

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veronikaventures

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veronikaventures

Twitter: https://twitter.com/veronikaventure

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