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The Trauma of it All, When it Becomes Overwhelming!

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Rita Badaloni Hodges

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If you have experienced some sort of traumatic incident in your life, whether it be the loss of a loved one, domestic violence, sexual abuse, natural disasters even.l.Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless and vulnerable in a dangerous world.Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and alone can be traumatic, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective facts that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. There is something called "Traumatic Incident Reduction" that can be helpful.Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a brief, memory-based, therapeutic intervention for children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced crime-related and/or interpersonal violence, war, disasters, torture, childhood abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, traumatic bereavement, or other severe or shocking events. The program is designed to resolve symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and low expectancy of success (i.e., low self-efficacy) by integrating dissociated cognitive and emotional aspects of traumatic memory. Join me and my special guest speaker as we discuss trauma here on The Serenity Show live at 9pm CT at 646-929-0421 and/or www.blogtalkradio.com/ritahodges. Audience participation is encouraged. Live listeners, go to the bottom of the episodes page and click on the live link so you can chat online in my studio with me. Its free!! See you there!

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