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Dealing With Trauma

'You Alone Can Do It, But You Can't Do It Alone'

Hopewell Rogers | Posted 11.12.2013 | Teen
Hopewell Rogers

I once watched a friend hyperventilate. In seconds, she'd gone from calm to blue. What brought it on? I'd made a comment that triggered a terrible memory.

Just Remember, Thoughts Aren't Facts

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

This little instruction can be enormously helpful in bringing to light how to gain freedom from thinking.

How to Help a Child Recover From Child Abduction Trauma

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Listening empathically to children after a trauma, without judgment, is one of the greatest tools parents have.

Reclaiming Joy

Dearbhla Kelly | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dearbhla Kelly

Practicing yoga has changed me, made me calmer, less anxious, more equanimous. It's given me a physiological way to deal with trauma that was otherwise unavailable to me, and as a teacher, I now have some tools that I can share with others who've experienced trauma.

Am I the Only One Who Isn't Comforted By Patton Oswalt's Essay?

Lauren Cahn | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

I feel unsatisfied. I don't feel soothed. Perhaps the problem is that I don't want to be soothed? Perhaps the idea that I might feel better tomorrow or the next day frightens me because I suspect that being soothed may simply lay the groundwork for another "shocking" attack.

8 Ways To Cope With The Boston Marathon Tragedy

Dani Meier | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dani Meier

How do we wake to a new day and move forward? What do we say to ourselves, to each other, to our children? Sadly, no explanation can make sense of this mindless devastation. Nonetheless, there are some things we can do to take care of ourselves and to take care of each other.

A Shared Trauma: The Death of Pan Am

Helen Davey | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

Following the devastation left in the path of Hurricane Sandy, I invite those who are suffering from this massive collective trauma to view this speech.

Meeting The Need For Psychological First Aid In Japan

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

The injuries experienced by the individuals of Japan require not only physical, but psychological, first aid that can help them through what may very well be the most traumatic event of their lives.

When Crisis Strikes: 11 Strategies For Successful Coping

Linda and Tony Cole | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda and Tony Cole

A nurse told me often that an illness can be harder on the caregiver than it is on the patient, and that caregivers often experience serious ailments during the first couple years of this stressful period.

Tales Of Pan Am: Living In Two Worlds

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

My feeling is one of having lived in two worlds with Pan Am: one world was glamorous and exciting and filled with a feeling of magical unreality, while the other was all about the reality of human suffering and trauma.

Counting My People

Helen Davey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Helen Davey

An Autobiographical Book Review of Robert D. Stolorow's Trauma and Human Existence: Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections.