Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dwell on things that calm you; empower y

Dwell on things that calm you; empower you, bring you peace of mind- whether external or internal resources, activities, objects or people. Whether activities you like (reading, physical activity or crafts), qualities you have, or memories and people you cherish. … Continue reading

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Emotional First Aid When traumatic event

Emotional First Aid When traumatic events happen, they challenge our sense of safety and predictability and this may trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. These reactions are normal. Emotional First Aid gives you information on how to help yourself, your … Continue reading

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The media must deprive terrorists of a p

The media must deprive terrorists of a platform by denying their “fifteen minutes of fame” by refusing to give airtime to their…

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The Many Facets of American Tragedies Co

The Many Facets of American Tragedies Collective horror strikes our nation again, this time in a Newton, Connecticut elementary school. We are horrified and in disbelief, but we were also in disbelief this year in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater … Continue reading

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Terrorists are traumatized people who ha

Terrorists are traumatized people who have lost their connection to their own humanity and the humanity of others. http://ow.ly/g4V9l

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Terror’s intent is to create collective

Terror’s intent is to create collective trauma of fear, panic, helplessness to stop normal life, hurt the spirit and ability to feel free. The intent is to make people afraid of the future and moving in constricted, instead of free, … Continue reading

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Ask the media to help stop the copycat p

Ask the media to help stop the copycat phenomenon by working with the therapeutic community. #traumahealing

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Avoid media’s repetitive airing of traum

Avoid media’s repetitive airing of traumatic images; shut off the TV; switch to another program or return later. http://ow.ly/g3w1Y

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Most media are caught in the trauma vort

Most media are caught in the trauma vortex; informed audiences who demand they become a healing force take them out of the trauma vortex.

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The media must avoid incessant coverage

The media must avoid incessant coverage of violence and tragedy and refrain from showing repetitive or disturbing images.

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Large scale overwhelming events such as

Large scale overwhelming events such as earthquakes and tsunamis are clearly traumatic events. http://ow.ly/g3vLm

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Learn about collective trauma and how yo

Learn about collective trauma and how you can be part of collective healing. http://ow.ly/g3vGm

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Learn about media-related secondhand tra

Learn about media-related secondhand trauma and guidelines to avoid and/or heal it. http://ow.ly/g3vBf

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Protect against media-related secondhand

Protect against media-related secondhand trauma; be aware when you are exposed to disturbing media images.

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Learn about the nature and symptoms of t

Learn about the nature and symptoms of trauma, and tools to heal or cope with it. http://ow.ly/g3vr0

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Learn how to identify traumatic symptoms

Learn how to identify traumatic symptoms and how to develop resiliency to future traumatic events. http://ow.ly/g3vjz

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Let the media know when their coverage a

Let the media know when their coverage affects you. A trauma-sensitive media can help process trag¬edy without giving up on hope.

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The media has the potential to facilitat

The media has the potential to facilitate trauma healing at mass levels. We must coax them to develop trauma healing skills.

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For our own sake—individually and collec

For our own sake—individually and collectively—it is crucial to commit to healing trauma personally and at mass levels.

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Resolving trauma at individual and colle

Resolving trauma at individual and collective levels supports harmony in our social structures, from family to world peace.

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