Coping with Trauma'

Empathy is our catalyst to moral actions

Empathy is our catalyst to moral actions

A national tragedy unites communities in sharing the pain, loss and disbelief about the unimaginable cruelty that led to suffering and loss of life. Most caring beings are impacted by the sights and scenes of trauma [...]

Help your children adjust to their stepparent

Help your children adjust to their stepparent

Today’s high rates of divorce and remarriage have led to the creation of many step- families. Both the parents and the children face difficult practical and emotional adjustments to their new family constellation. In “Family& Relationships,” [...]

Suicide prevention in the military

Suicide prevention in the military

Suicide is an act born out of profound despondency, inability to assess alternatives and the faulty conclusion that taking one’s life is the only option left. It is a tragic, irreversible act that needlessly terminates a [...]

Be a healer- emotionally support your friends

Be a healer- emotionally support your friends

Everyone experiences some difficulties throughout life: hardships, struggles, health, family relationships and losses that often produce highly charged emotional reactions. Though we cannot be prepared for the impact of these painful emotions – the support of [...]

The Helpful Americans 9/11/02

The Helpful Americans 9/11/02

Americans from all walks of life coming together to offer help- 9/11/02 The terrorist acts of Sept. 11,2001 profoundly affected America. The goal of terrorists is to devastate and incapacitate their targeted victims. They have not [...]

Managing our fears 9/11/01

Managing our fears 9/11/01

Managing our fears 9/11/01 In his First Inaugural Address in 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated;” The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. What was true then, has been true since then, and is [...]

How do we heal? 9/11/01

How do we heal? 9/11/01

The pain most people have felt since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 has at times felt intolerable. This national tragedy has impacted all feeling, caring human beings throughout the world. The wound is so enormous, [...]

Everyday heroism 9/11/01

Everyday heroism 9/11/01

Acts of heroism have always been considered to be the highest form of human conduct. One of the dictionary definitions of a hero is ” a man of distinguished valor”. It was frequently attributed to war [...]

Why have our dreams changed? 9/11/01

Why have our dreams changed? 9/11/01

The emotional turbulence we have felt since the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon has altered not only our wakeful hours -but our night dreams as well. We are very aware of our [...]

How can we cope – 9/11/01

How can we cope – 9/11/01

We are stunned, shocked, dismayed, watching with sheer horror the sights on the television screen of destruction devastation and decimation of life. The crumbling of the towers, planes colliding with structures, attacks on the Pentagon, lives [...]