Coping with the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy

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The world has watched in shock and sadness this week, as the trauma of the Las Vegas mass shooting continues to have ripple effects of grief across the globe.

This horrific event was the largest mass shooting in US history, with … Read the rest

CWAR Chat: When we replace one addiction with another

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In case you missed it, yesterday we hosted an amazing discussion and Twitter chat, where Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury joined people across the globe in a conversation about replacing one addiction with another.

If you happened to miss out this time, here’s … Read the rest

Raising awareness about the trauma of cancer

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September is a month of awareness campaigns surrounding a variety of cancers, from childhood to ovarian to blood to prostate cancer. While this month serves as an opportunity for organizations and those living with the diseases to raise awareness about cancer, we … Read the rest

How walking in nature eases brain fatigue

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We have already written on our blog prior about how being in nature has amazing healing benefits, but now scientists have discovered that walking among nature can ease brain fatigue too. Just like our bodies, our brains can get tired … Read the rest

How to Cope with the Trauma of Terrorism

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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
  • People
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What is PTSD and how does it affect us?

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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

Breaking the Stigma Around Police and PTSD

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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

The importance of self-care for nurses

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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

What Trauma Victims Can Learn From This Autism Therapy

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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

Making a Fresh Start for Spring if You’re Feeling Stuck

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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