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After Trauma: Tips for trauma recovery

Shock and denial are typical responses to traumatic events and disasters, especially shortly after the event. Both shock and denial are normal protective reactions.

Shock is a sudden and often intense disturbance of your emotional state that may leave you feeling stunned or dazed. Denial involves not acknowledging that something very stressful has happened, or not experiencing fully the intensity of the event. You may temporarily feel numb or disconnected from life.

As the initial shock subsides, reactions vary from one person to another. The following, however, are normal responses to a traumatic event:

BULLYING: Anxiety, Depression & Helping Kids

Bullying. This is a huge topic and cannot be covered in one article. Teasing, picking on, harassing, pushing, shoving, name-calling -- all these behaviours fall under the umbrella of bullying. Bullies can be extremely intimidating. In fact, sometimes, they can be downright terrifying and they can make other people miserable, so much so, that with repeated bullying, victims can begin to suffer lower confidence and self-esteem, and their academic performance or even their physical health can be affected.

Compassionate Care for Hospital Staff

Caregivers offer skilled services with confidence and compassion, services that can make the difference between life and death. However, when care providers are impacted by conditions leading to extreme stress it becomes increasingly difficult to offer a consistent level of care.

E.A.R. Model for Field Trauma Response

This model has been developed based on the recent research, debates and in recognition of the need to have up-to-date methods of early intervention following trauma.

Embracing Vulnerability

 Life after abuse feels like a battlefield. We become like warriors, constantly striving to guard ourselves from being wounded or hurt again. In fact, by definition, being vulnerable means to be capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt! Is it any wonder that we resist vulnerability with such adamant force?!

EMDR & Other Neoteric Approaches to PTSD Treatment

This paper focuses on a critical review of contemporary approaches in the treatment of Post Traumatic Disorders. Five treatments are reviewed in terms of treatment efficacy and suitability for treatment of various forms of traumata.

Express your Emotions to Reduce Fear

Want to deal with fear?  Talk about it!

Watch this video for more details http://www.globaltoronto.com/Pages/MorningSegment.aspx?id=6442711853

Key Issues in the Use of Psychological Debriefing Models

Key Issues in the use of Psychological Debriefing Models

Psychological Response Stages of Post-Trauma/Disaster

There are several stage systems from which to assess post-trauma/disaster response.

PTSD Statistics & Demographics

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Adults

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which there was the potential for or actual occurrence of grave physical harm. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, and military combat.