Trauma

Orlando Strong: Resilience & Strength

Orlando Strong: Resilience & Strength

“On the road again” has become my mantra in recent weeks.

April began in Orlando where I delivered a keynote speech to a gathering of emergency responders, victim’s advocates and counselors whom responded to the Orlando Pulse shooting last year. I entered the hotel during a thunder and lightening storm and dark clouds. It seemed a fitting metaphor for what this group of professional helpers has endured.

Remembering September 11th

Remembering September 11th

I awoke early Friday morning to travel to Manhattan to present at the VOICES of September 11th Resiliency Conference. Mary and Frank Fetchet created VOICES of September 11th,  in the aftermath of the death of their son in the World Trade Center.

Essential Trauma Support

Essential Trauma Support

I am a life-long seeker of anything related to inner and outer health and wellness and have learned many things from lots of different locations.  This took time, effort and money to accomplish. I learned this way because I was unable to find a centralized location to access the information I was seeking.

Fireworks and Triggering in Trauma

Fireworks and Triggering in Trauma

Survivors of war and interpersonal gun violence may difficulty tolerating fireworks and may feel triggered as though they were experiencing the violence again. This blog focuses on helpful tips to manage the distress. 

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