“I loved her more than anyone!” he cried out, sobbing, shaking in my arms as we lay in bed. Whilst I felt sad that I could not ease his pain, I also wondered whether he would ever say or feel that, about me…. 4,226 more words
Tags » Vicarious Trauma
New research was published by the University of Limerick (UL) in Ireland showing that children who grew up watching their parents being abused had similar reductions in future psychological wellbeing to those who were, themselves, abused. 165 more words
New research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published less than a month ago, has found scientific evidence of second-hand anxiety, or what some call “vicarious trauma.” When participants were primed with videos of other people being subjected to electric shocks, they displayed more fear – in physiological measures, brain activity, and self-report – than those who did not, especially when the participants were given a pharmaceutical that blocks the opioid system, the part of the brain that integrates and updates its expectations. 33 more words
What It’s All About: Trauma
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and on the anniversary of September 11th, it seems appropriate for me to write a blog about… 1,157 more words
I’ve been off work now for 2 months following a traumatic incident in my workplace.
2 months ago today, I lay in bed after my shift was over, and could not stop the hamster wheel inside my head from spinning and spinning and spinning as I played the incident over like a bad movie. 1,032 more words