Category Archives: Acute Response to Stress

Building resilience after trauma: Verbal First Aid

I realize lately that my ability to bounce back from trauma and loss is slowing down. I am discovering that what you say to yourself makes a big difference on how you recover from trauma, loss and setbacks. I don’t … Continue reading

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Gratitude Art Journal – entry 2

I started the gratitude journal in April of this year in this post, called Altered Book Gratitude Art Journal.   My gratitude journal is for me to focus on one thing and write about it.   For me, its function is in … Continue reading

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Understanding and healing from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Ways We Touch Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You … Continue reading

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