I recently finished a two-day grief conference. The whole program was excellent, but the most significant presentation for me was a talk about compassion fatigue given by Eric Gentry, PhD. Like many of my colleagues, I am seeing a tidal wave of people who are suffering. Most … [Read more...] about Recognizing and Reversing Compassion Fatigue
In recent years, the concept of trauma has become normative in our daily vernacular. What I mean by that is culture is talking about trauma in ways that we have never seen before. In so many ways, this is progress! But like so many concepts, there is a spectrum of … [Read more...] about How to Define Trauma
As I’m writing this we’re well into week 7 of the state’s shutdown, with no certain end in sight. Everyone I speak with seems to have the same mishmash of feelings: fear, frustration, fatigue, anxiety, restlessness, and more than a few sleepless nights. I’m in the same boat. It’s … [Read more...] about Overcoming the Trauma of Covid-19
If you are a parent, you may have discovered that each child is different and requires unique parenting techniques. Our children are people with varying natures, experiences, emotions and personalities. It makes sense that they have different needs that require different … [Read more...] about Parenting Children with Trauma
Does this sound familiar? I feel like my brain is always going, and it feels impossible to slow it down. When I'm at home, I'm thinking about work, and when I'm at work, I'm wishing I was at home. When I go on vacation, I find myself worried about things back home or at work. … [Read more...] about Too Many Tabs Open
What is trauma? When most people think of trauma, they think of things like natural disasters, witnessing or experiencing violence, or the experiences of soldiers in combat, and they would certainly be right. However, trauma can also occur from less obvious experiences, such as … [Read more...] about 3 Signs of Unresolved Trauma: Is This You?