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Old Trauma and New Trauma by Rachel M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 17 Apr 2011 2:44am Although I thought I was okay and safe on the day I encountered the stalker, the fear developed into monster proportion on the next medical appointment day. I woke up with chest pain. Unlike my occasional temporal chest pains, it didn’t go away. I was also having problem with breathing. When I analysed they were symptoms of anxiety, the ... Read on »
Your Life After Trauma Radio Show: How Trauma Affects the Brain by Michele Rosenthal Posted Thu 12 May 2011 6:41am Tonight’s the night! At 7pm EST/4pm PST my our – new radio show launches. This one-hour show will be a place all of us can come to for live education and access to the people we most want answers from, and want to hear about. Each show, in fact, will contain both the professional perspective, plus survivors speaking about their own ... Read on »
‘Your Life After Trauma’ Radio: Pets and Trauma Recovery: How They Help Us Heal Tonight @ 7pm EST by Michele Rosenthal Posted Thu 02 Jun 2011 8:32am Baylee loves the beach! The first really positive step I took toward my recovery came in the form of deciding to get a puppy. Mired in a deep depression and feeling overwhelmed by symptoms of PTSD didn’t seem like the right time to become a pet owner but I took the plunge and boy, was it the right decision! Baylee and I ... Read on »
‘Your Life After Trauma’ Radio: Forgiveness & Post-Trauma Recovery Tonight @ 7pm EST by Michele Rosenthal Posted Thu 09 Jun 2011 11:11am In the survivor community, forgiveness is a hot topic. Ask ten survivors and you’ll get an enormous debate about the pros and cons of what it means to forgive. Facing such questions as, “What does it mean if I forgive the offense? Should I forgive? Am I a bad person if I don’t?” trauma survivors struggle to make peace with the pa ... Read on »
‘Your Life After Trauma Radio’: The Value of Trauma Research – And Why We Need It! Tonight @ 7pm EST by Michele Rosenthal Posted Thu 16 Jun 2011 1:00am Due to the high prevalence of trauma related death, trauma care becomes incredibly important. The basis of good trauma care comes from research that lets all facets of trauma response teams do their jobs in the most beneficial way. It’s precisely for this reason that trauma research needs to be a priority in our society so that we ... Read on »
‘Your Life After Trauma’ Radio: Trauma & Head Injuries by Michele Rosenthal Posted Thu 04 Aug 2011 7:00am It’s common to have a head injury and ignore it. We’ve witnessed the deaths of actress Natasha Richardson and Oxyclean spokesman, Billy Mays, due to unattended injuries related to head injuries. With this show we’re seeking to highlight what happens during a head trauma and what survivors need to know in order to regain optimal he ... Read on »
‘Your Life After Trauma’ Radio: How Siblings Are Affected By Trauma by Michele Rosenthal Posted Thu 15 Sep 2011 7:00am I watched my brother deal with the aftereffects of my trauma, so I’ve seen firsthand how a survivor’s experience can impact a sibling. How siblings manage, cope and heal their own secondary trauma wounds is a topic we don’t discuss enough. My hope is that focusing on this subject will raise awareness for this aspect of trauma so t ... Read on »
‘Your Life After Trauma’ Radio: ‘How You Can Transform Yourself After Trauma’ by Michele Rosenthal Posted Thu 27 Oct 2011 7:00am After my trauma I felt like I’d become a different person, and I didn’t know what to do about it! I didn’t know how to resolve the conflict of who I’d been before with who I felt I’d become after. If I had understood the transformation it would have helped me move through the post-trauma transition much more easily. ... Read on »
‘Your Life After Trauma’ Radio: ‘Life After Trauma and Addiction’ by Michele Rosenthal Posted Thu 03 Nov 2011 7:00am The sense of disconnection from oneself, family, community and even the world can be frightening and excruciating after a trauma. Too often anxiety and loneliness become ‘the new normal’. Luckily, there are easy steps to combat and overcome these issues. The possibility of relief, and how survivors can themselves ac ... Read on »
‘Your Life After Trauma’ Radio: Re-purpose Your Trauma in the New Year by Michele Rosenthal Posted Thu 29 Dec 2011 6:00am Thursday, December 29th, 2011 • • The new year offers an opportunity for you to begin fresh with clearer goals and better strategies. This week’s guests are geared to help you do just that as they provide tips for post-trauma transformation and ... Read on »