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Coping with Traumatic Events

Originally published by Employee Assistance Program (EAP Assist) on 13th December 2021 and republished with permission. https://eapassist.com.au/eap-assist/coping-with-traumatic-events/ Emotional responses of witnessing and experiencing disasters, mass violence and traumatic events can vary from person to person. There is no right or wrong way to feel. Common reactions include disbelief and shock, feelings of fear, anxiety guilt, anger, hopelessness, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping, changes in eating habits, and disruptions in the ability to tend to daily tasks and responsibilities. Here are 6 ways to manage the unsettled feelings and reduce the risk of psychological difficulties that may arise.1. Take stock of your media consumption. While it is natural to want to understand what happened, how this could happen, and what one can do,...

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