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
It’s National Police Week in Canada, an awareness initiative created to help police connect with their communities and increase awareness about what they do.
Police officers hold one of the most courageous jobs out there, but what’s not talked about as much, is … Read the rest
This week is ‘Nurses Week’, a time to celebrate all the amazing, hard-working nurses in the world. Nurses belong to a powerful demographic of people who dedicate their work to helping others: medical professionals, therapists, first-responders, etc. As a result … Read the rest
April 2 is World Autism Day, and if you didn’t already know, Kim Barthel has had an expansive career that began in occupational therapy and she has worked all over the world with people with Autism.
One of the successful methods … 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