Vicarious Trauma

Managing Survivor’s Guilt: Life After Trauma

This blog post will explore ‘what is survivor’s guilt’, the challenges survivor’s guilt creates in one’s life, and how to heal from survivor’s guilt afterward. Survivor’s guilt may follow a traumatic experience that takes the life of someone you know or severely harms someone who was in the vicinity or area that you were in. […]

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Social Media and Mental Health

Recent research has shown that negative correlations between social media consumption and an increase in mental health symptoms. See the article on the National Library of Medicine for a more in-depth article here. Additionally, a person can experience vicarious trauma from all of the world events occurring in society from the constant exposure to the

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Maui, Hawaii, War in Ukraine, Trauma, and EMDR Therapy

What does the recent fire in Maui, Hawaii, and the war in Ukraine, have in common? Both of these situations carry various degrees of trauma. What is Trauma? Trauma is self-defined from person-to-person and can include either little ‘t’ or big ‘T’ traumas or both – which these situations all contain. How Does Trauma Occur?

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Vicarious Trauma

What Is Vicarious Trauma? Vicarious trauma occurs when a person experiences trauma without directly witnessing the traumatic event. This can be through the large amounts of trauma on social media, reading about the ongoing war in Ukraine, or hearing about school shootings. Also, having a job that is closely tied to traumatic experiences can create

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