Tagged: trauma

Violence in the media and cycles of trauma - Lately, In Science

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Apr 26, 2019

As governments consider tightening the reins on social media companies and the platforms’ use in terrorism, new research highlights the impact of being exposed to such violence. Following last month’s mosque shootings in Christchurch, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced plans to co-host a meeting in Paris called the “Christchurch Call”. The aim will be to have world leaders … Read More

A Classic Case of Science “He Said”, “She Said”: How Psychologists Trying to Prevent PTSD Got Controversial - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 11, 2019

Hilda Bastian Natural disasters have a lot in common with other major traumas, like life-threatening accidents and mass shootings – especially the emotional distress they leave in their aftermath. Hilda Bastian, CC BY-NC-ND. As predictable and common as the psychological distress is, though, what those psychologists should or shouldn’t be doing is still controversial. It’s the centre of … Read More

After Christchurch: Why rituals are important - The Psychology Report

Sarb Johal Mar 22, 2019

Today marks one week since the tragic events of 15 March 2019. As we remember those who were killed and injured, those whose lives were changed forever on that day, I thought I would post a few responses to things that people have been asking me about, either on email, in person or through media requests.   What happens … Read More

Narrative phototherapy in disaster? - Guest Work

Sarb Johal Apr 19, 2018

As my photography practice grows and evolves, I find myself thinking about how my training and practice as a psychologist and my interest in disaster mental health overlaps with my photography. I have been thinking about the role of photography as archival memory, but also as a process for recognising, documenting, representing, showing and healing. And as I’ve been thinking … Read More

How compassion can triumph over toxic childhood trauma - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 09, 2018

Sheri Madigan, University of Calgary; Nicole Racine, University of Calgary, and Suzanne Tough, University of Calgary This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. In a recent piece on the television show 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey discussed childhood trauma — shining a public spotlight on the lasting … Read More

Hugs, drugs and choices: helping traumatised animals - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 25, 2017

David John Roland, University of Sydney Rosie, like a real-life Babe, ran away from an organic piggery when she was only a few days old. She was found wandering in a car park, highly agitated, by a family who took her home and made her their live-in pet. However, after three months they could no longer keep … Read More