Recent terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom has left many around the world grappling with unspeakable tragedy and trauma.
The traumatic effects of terrorism can be significant and widespread, affecting any number of demographics:
- Survivors of past traumatic events
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June is ‘PTSD Awareness Month’, and in order to raise awareness about PTSD and allow people to heal from it, we need to understand what it is. PTSD is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a condition that occurs following the experience (through first-hand … Read the rest
Today marks World Health Day, an annual awareness campaign started by the World Health Organization (WHO), and this year’s theme is all about depression, and for very good reason. According to new statistics, depression is now the leading cause … Read the rest
The coming of Spring symbolizes a fresh start, a chance to reflect upon what areas of your life need a refresh or a change. And for those of us who find ourselves feeling a bit ‘stuck’, this time of … Read the rest
When someone is going through suffering, or trauma of any kind, we have a reaction to what they are going through. Our reaction externally, can have a big effect on how that person responds to us or how this will … Read the rest
Painful emotions, are painful. Bottom line. As humans, we naturally do everything we can to get rid of painful feelings. This can sometimes mean negative and harmful things for us like repressing our emotions, reacting too fast or too irrationally, isolation … Read the rest
February is Psychology Month, a celebration of the profession and the opportunity to highlight how these professionals work to help people live healthy, happy lives. But what is psychology? It’s a broad field, rooted in science that seeks to help … Read the rest
Since the release of ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’, we’ve been blessed to receive many testimonials from mental health professionals, social workers, teachers and many others, who have found a way to incorporate the book into their work. In addition to … Read the rest
After trauma, other people (and ourselves) may sometimes have unrealistic expectations of how long that trauma will continue to resurface. With additional social invitations and an influx of people around, the holidays can be particularly difficult for those of us … Read the rest
Shame and guilt are painful feelings that surround the minds of many people who have experienced trauma, and it can have a seemingly tight grip on our lives and our healing.
But shame and guilt are profoundly different, and understanding … Read the rest