Secondary Trauma - How to Cope when you Witness Tragedy
We are absorbing an INCREDIBLE amount of trauma lately. From the very public medical emergency of Damar Hamlin, to the release of brutal footage of police beating Tyre Nichols, we find ourselves in the space to again, be a witness. According to dictionary.com, to be a witness is to "be present, personally see or perceive a thing; a beholder, spectator, or eyewitness."
This episode of MYA is centered on the importance of building our individual trauma resilience skills. There is no "right" or "wrong" way to feel about these events; the key is to identify effective actions that help create healthy change. Dr. A shares her 3As of Coping with Secondary Trauma: Acknowledgment, Awareness, & Action! It's important to understand how "indirect trauma" still can directly impact our brain, causing "programming changes."
Learn more about your brain, body and behavior with Dr. Alauna on March 9-11, 2023 at https://thetraumacure.com. Join us for The Trauma C.U.R.E. : Creators Using Radical Empathy, for 3 days of fun and informative education, coaching and skill building! It's the most fun you'll ever have talking and thinking about trauma!
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