What is Trauma?

The American Psychological Association defines trauma as an emotional response to a terrible event like experiencing an accident, being the victim of a crime, or enduring a natural disaster. The variety of individual responses to trauma can make it challenging to define. In the face of these difficulties, it is essential to understand the meaning …

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Vision Board 101

By Melanie Brosnan, LCPC Create Your Vision. With the new year upon us and the desire to say goodbye to 2020 forever, it goes without saying that planning for 2021 will be a highly anticipated but cautiously approached task. Setting goals and planning for the new year can be accomplished many different ways including journaling, …

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What Is Trauma and How We Can Help

By Melanie Brosnan, LCPC Overcoming Trauma. Experiencing trauma is undoubtedly scary and life-changing. It can cause someone to have overwhelming feelings of sadness, anger, confusion, guilt, and self-blame. The National Council for Behavioral Health reports more than two-thirds of Americans have experienced some type of trauma in their lives. Traumatic events can include: Physical abuse, …

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