A Macro Social Work Approach to Trauma-Informed Practices & Policies https://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/practice/preventing-retraumatization-a-macro-social-work-approach-to-trauma-informed-practices-policies/ Secondary traumatic stress can follow exposure to another’s experience of trauma, resulting in emotional distress and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is as if we take in a portion of the trauma that the other has survived.Continue Reading

https://blogs.psychcentral.com/caregivers/2015/06/7-ways-to-avoid-re-traumatizing-a-trauma-victim/ 1 Do not force the person to talk about the trauma:  Forcing someone to talk about a terrible event is making someone re-live the experience and all of the negative emotions that come with it. Some people just aren’t ready to open that box of worms. The person pressuringContinue Reading

Are You Being Gaslighted By a Narcissist? | Psychology Today Your gaslighter may have personality traits, or a personality disorder, which is not narcissism but which stems from a point of past trauma and fear. For instance, if your partner has abandonment issues, they may find all kinds of manipulative ways of making you stayContinue Reading

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201022125513.htm Increasing the amount of time spent asleep immediately after a traumatic experience may ease any negative consequences, suggests a new study conducted by researchers at Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Published today in Scientific Reports, the study helps build a case for the use of sleepContinue Reading

https://www.anxiety.org/understanding-traumatic-stress#:~:text=Trauma%20is%20a%20specific%20type%20of%20stress%20that,problems%2C%20to%20new%20life%20changes%2C%20to%20internal%20experiences. Trauma is a specific type of stress that reflects exposure to terrible events generally outside the range of daily human experience that are emotionally painful, intense, and distressing. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition2, there are specific criteria for what qualifies as a traumatic event:Continue Reading

6 Ways Trauma Might Inform Your Current Life https://t.co/ijN3QanivU — Better Blokes (@BetterBlokesNZ) March 9, 2020 We all know that trauma tends to repeat itself across generations. Perhaps there’s some epigenetic piece to this, but there is no doubt as to the role of direct trauma and stress as well.Continue Reading

https://t.co/r63XmNWCEw #dissociation #depersonalization & #derealization – understanding #unreality and #feelingunreal #dpdr — Trauma Dissociation (@TraumaDID) December 7, 2019 Many people with this disorder have a history of childhood trauma; particularly emotional abuse and emotional neglect. Other known factors include witnessing domestic violence, by raised by a parent with serious mentalContinue Reading

http://bit.ly/2L6gFCf There is a greater danger in remaining quiet about your traumatic experiences than there is in sharing them. One of the reasons many people feel inhibited about discussing such feelings with family, friends, and the general public is the fear that they will be stigmatized for doing so. ThoughContinue Reading