Resources Tagged With 'Grief And Trauma'
A Sister Discovers Trauma Doesn’t Just Exist With the One Who Was Hurt

Kristi Calman-Fowler tells her story as the sister to a burn survivor, showing that trauma doesn't only affect the one injured.

Personal Stories Grief and Trauma Families and Friends For Parents Getting Back to Life
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A Story of Love, Faith, and the Strength of the Human Spirit

After losing her young son in a fire that destroyed her home and gave her burns over 55% of her body, Justina Page found the strength to go on through her husband and other sons.

Women's Stories Grief and Trauma SOAR Parent And Child For Parents Phoenix World Burn Congress Phoenix SOAR Survivor Stories
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Adults Burned as Children: Buried Trauma

It was during the World Burn Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 that I first became aware of the profound issues of unresolved loss and trauma carried by many adult burn survivors who had suffered their burn injury as children and adolescents. Unresolved and unprocessed trauma and loss negatively affect the ability to be happy, intimate, trusting, and spontaneous in life.

Wellness For Parents Phoenix World Burn Congress Parent Child Resources Grief and Trauma Parent And Child Getting Back to Life Trauma Childhood burns Childhood burn injury
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Burn Discharge in a “Perfect” World: A Goal for the Burn Care Community

In a “perfect” world, we would not have a need for burn support groups, burn rehabilitation, The Phoenix Society, SOAR, burn psychologists, or burn reconstruction. The burn survivor would leave the hospital with perfect grafts, full range of motion of every joint, an appearance restored to the original, and only pleasant memories of the injury and its treatment.

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Calming Trauma - How Understanding the Brain Can Help

Several parts of the brain are important in understanding how the brain and body function during trauma. It is estimated that of 100 people who have experienced trauma, 25%, or 1 in 4, will experience PTSD. That’s also 1 of every 4 burn survivors. With statistics this high, we can conclude that this is a normal response to an extreme situation and not a pathology. Why understand PTSD? Understanding PTSD and trauma gives us back our lives.

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Coping with Real, Remembered and Imagined Stress II: Exposure Methods

Recovery from a burn injury includes not only healing wounds and regaining physical function, but also reestablishing psychological wellbeing. After their injuries, burn survivors are often confronted with a host of new stressors.

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Coping with Real, Remembered and Imagined Stress III: Cognitive Methods

In this third part of their series, the authors explore how our thoughts influence our feelings. It is easy to see that how we think about events can often intensify and prolong our feelings about them.

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Coping with Real, Remembered and Imagined Stress: Focusing Methods

For those who have experienced a burn injury, feelings of stress may occur when thinking about circumstances surrounding the injury, when tackling the rehabilitation process, or even when thinking about returning to your normal daily routine. This is the first of a series of articles discussing psychological approaches to managing stress.

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Erin Mounsey: A Challenging Road to Recovery

In Erin Mounsey's journey of recovery, he dealt with anger and consequences, ultimately spending more than 3 years in a state penitentiary. In this profile, he shares how he got his life back on track.

Men's Stories Grief and Trauma Getting Back to Life WBC World Burn Phoenix World Burn Congress Survivor Stories Nicole Smith
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God’s Answer to Prayer

In this first-person story originally published in "Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul," burn survivor Susan Lugli shares her own journey of recovery and her experience as her husband's caregiver.

Women's Stories Getting Back to Life Grief and Trauma Caregivers Caregiver Fatigue Survivor Stories Faith and Healing Spiritual healing
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Grief, Loss, and Healing After Burn Trauma: Helping Children

This article discusses the process of grief, it's intensity, the length of time it takes to grieve and how to help children move through it. The statements “Children are resilient” and “It is good they won’t remember this time” are both urban legends that probably developed to help adults feel better.

Wellness Grief and Trauma Parent And Child Parent Child Resources For Parents Grief Trauma Kids
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Guilt…One Way That We Cope

Dealing with Guilt? Of all the emotions that families endure in a crisis, guilt seems to be one of the hardest to resolve. The guilt that one can experience is often a result of burdensome thoughts we place on ourselves. It is what I call the “coulda, shoulda, woulda” effect. It is the magical thinking that helps return to us some control of a situation that is out of our control. Read this article to learn how you can deal with guilt in a healthy way.

Wellness Getting Back to Life Grief and Trauma Peer Support Health Guilt Survivor Guilt Burn Survivor Guilt For Parents Parent And Child Parent Child Resources Families and Friends Resources Professionals Jennifer Harris
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Helping Children Understand and Cope with the Experience of Hospitalization

Even the most routine hospitalization can be a traumatic and terrifying experience for a child. Add the factors of a burn injury to the equation and chances are a child will be fearful of the initial hospital experience. A strange place full of unfamiliar people and big scary things can foster a child’s imagination. Most of the people wear funny clothes and do things that hurt. How do we expect a child to react to these stressors placed upon them?

Wellness Grief and Trauma Parent And Child Parent Child Resources Kids Hospital issues Hospital For Parents
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Helping the Traumatized Child to Reclaim Life

It is a well-established fact that burns and the painful and intrusive procedures required to heal them are traumatic for children as well as adults. Traumatic experiences as such as severe burns have a profound effect on the developing child and can overwhelm their coping abilities.

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Hidden Burns Matter

Are you healing emotionally from a hidden burn? Do you feel like your experience is minimized by others because your burn isn't visible? A hidden burn is hidden pain. The pain is real. The pain is justified.

Wellness Resources Health Grief and Trauma Peer Support Hidden burn Hidden Burns Hidden Pain Hidden Burn and Relationships Hidden Scars Scar Burn Scars Burn Scar Scars Mikki Rothbauer
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