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Coping, Finding the Silver Lining and Living Better through Positivity

My day job is not the happiest of work; I see and hear things that would give you nightmares.  I have a front row seat to the saddest, most terrifying and worst moments of people’s lives.  3,061 more words

Better Living

What doesn't kill you

It was Friedrich Nietzsche who famously said “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” And he was right. Recent studies have found plenty of evidence to support the concept of post traumatic growth. 808 more words


I'm Always the One Doing the Helping. But Who is Going to Help Me?

Maybe you’ve always been the “good listener.” The one people turn to.

Or, maybe your care-taking role is newly acquired: You became a parent to a child or a pet, took on aging parents, or got married. 810 more words

Presence Skills

How I found out about Vicarious Trauma, by Tanya Wilson

Although I am now a psychotherapist and coach, my first career was as a massage
therapist. It was in this profession as a remedial massage therapist that I first experienced vicarious trauma.  749 more words


Tanya's experience of vicarious trauma 

Tanya and I having an informal chat about her experience with vicarious trauma.


Engaged Spirituality

Hola! Everybody…
You have to stop blaming Trump. If you want an answer to your problems, a solution to your fears, look in the mirror. Trump isn’t possible without you. 1,385 more words

Podcast on Risk of Vicarious Trauma

Storyful recently released a podcast on the risks that come with prolonged and frequent exposure to graphic content. I consider this a crucial—and unfortunately still underreported—challenge in crisis human rights research. 20 more words

Vicarious Trauma