Trauma

Rebuilding Intimacy after Tragedy: How to Help Your Partner Cope

By Lindsay Larson There is nothing sadder than when a loved one suffers from a personal tragedy. Our heart goes out to them and all we want is to be there for them. However tragedy, which can vary from the loss of a close relative to surviving a rape, has a traumatic impact on an… Read more »

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A Tragic Loss Can Result in Unexpected Gifts by Madeline Sharples

This is the season of gift giving and receiving. And right about now I’m usually thinking about what to get, how much to spend, and how will I ever get it there on time. For a procrastinator who doesn’t like to shop, my season of gifts can be daunting. However, it is also a time… Read more »

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How Childhood Defenses Hurt Us As Adults

As adults, we are often asked to reflect on the positive influences, role models, and experiences from our past that shaped who we are today. Just as often, in everything from college essays to job interviews, we are asked to retrace an obstacle we overcame, a challenge we faced head on, or a disadvantage we… Read more »

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Dr. Don Meichenbaum on the Application of Stress Inoculation Treatment for Individuals Suffering from PTSD

The following videos and transcripts are part of an exclusive interview series with Dr. Don Meichenbaum and Dr. Lisa Firestone. Dr. Meichenbaum is  a founder of Cognitive Behavioral Modification with special expertise in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In this interview with Dr. Lisa Firestone, Dr. Meichenbaum discusses the importance of both treatment… Read more »

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As Iraq Ends, a New Battle with PTSD Begins

Following Obama’s recent announcement that all U.S. Troops will be brought home from Iraq by the end of the year, one can’t help but wonder about the emotional trauma that will follow many of these soldiers home. Studies show that between 11 to 20 percent of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be diagnosed with Post-Traumatic… Read more »

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How To Bully Proof Your Children by Building Their Resilience

The heartwrenching stories and startling statistics coming out about bullying are commanding a justified level of concern in parents. With new data revealing that more kids are affected by bullying and cyber-bullying than we ever imagined and that both bullies and victims are at higher risk for suicide, our eyes are opening to the fact that… Read more »

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PODCAST: Overcoming Trauma

“Witnessing a traumatic event is emotionally painful and can affect a person for the rest of his life, says Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of The Mindful Brain. Dr. Oz talks with Dr. Siegel about his book and about how people can cope with trauma by reframing the event into something that is a lesson rather… Read more »

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The Importance of Psychological First Aid in Japan

In the past few days, PsychAlive.org, started getting unusual visits from outside the United States. Typically only attracting an audience of nations that hold English as their first language, we were surprised to find that the place these visits were coming from was Japan. The disaster in Japan has sent a ripple of grief, shock and… Read more »

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