Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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De-stigmatizing trauma and the effects of trauma.
Danielle Render Turmaud, M.S., NCC
Do you find yourself pushing down emotions, stress, anxiety, trauma, or grief only to have them pop back up again unexpectedly?
Do you find yourself in survival mode more often then you would like? Although it is adaptive and needed at times, going through life in survival mode can have harmful consequences.
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, we often hear the term “collective trauma." So, what is it and how is it impacting us?
We all respond differently to stress. Having a history of trauma may lead to increased difficulties in navigating stressful situations like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Are you noticing an increase in stress, fear, or anxiety in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Here is why, along with some tools to help you cope during this time.
Viewing troubling media may lead to vicarious trauma in adults and children.
In the hustle and bustle, let us not forget the importance of supporting children by respecting their boundaries this holiday season.
When people face adverse experiences, they are told to “bounce back” from them. This notion is harmful and not an accurate representation of resilience.
New research suggests that there has been a 70% increase in child sexual abuse cases treated in emergency rooms. It is imperative that we give children a safe place to get help.
Where Halloween may be fun for some, it can be triggering and distressing for individuals who have survived traumatic experiences.
Blaming survivors for their traumatic experience is common. Here is the reason behind it and some words to support survivors in their recovery.
Trauma can have lasting adverse effects on survivors. Whether it has been days or years since the trauma, recovery can start any time.
Negative beliefs surrounding trauma can be re-traumatizing for survivors. It is imperative for us to combat these misconceptions so that survivors can get the support they deserve.
Danielle Render Turmaud, M.S., NCC, is a counseling professional, Instructor of Counseling and Psychology, and current doctoral student in counseling who specializes in working with survivors of trauma.