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Coping with Traumatic Anniversaries: A Toolkit

Coping with Traumatic Anniversaries: A Toolkit

In the last blog post, we talked about ways to think about and use traumatic anniversaries. Here we offer a toolkit of other useful coping strategies. Create new seasonal associations: Much of what the brain does is create associations between one experience/memory...
Coping With Traumatic Anniversaries: Thinking It Through

Coping With Traumatic Anniversaries: Thinking It Through

Many survivors struggle with traumatic anniversaries. What is a traumatic anniversary? The most obvious example is a yearly calendar date that seems to be circled in big, red marker in our nervous system, setting off cascades of emotional reactions. The anniversary...