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Getting the Most out of Counseling after a Burn Injury

Consider interviewing therapists before you commit to an ongoing process with a therapist. Be an active participant in your therapy. Ask questions, set goals, and develop a plan of action that includes evaluating progress toward your personal, relationship, life and recovery goals.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Hospitalization Issues Listed by Stages of Development

This listing of hospitalization issues is broken down by age groups and includes basic fears, responses to hospitalization, and supportive care.

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How Shifting the Focus to Gratitude Helped My Family Heal

Alicia Assad, mother of a burn survivor, tells the story of the injury and recovery of her then 2-year-old son, William. She shares her efforts of consciously seeking gratitude as a technique to increase positive emotion, gain strength during challenging moments, and increase her ability to cope under stress.

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How to Beat the Itch

Almost all of my patients complain of itching at one time or another. For some, itching starts right away, as soon as the burn starts to heal. For others, it may wait until one or two months have gone by.

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How To Help A Person With A Serious Burn Injury

Burn survivors say that a strong support system of family and friends is one of the most important factors in a successful recovery from a burn injury. This article addresses how you can help.

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How To Talk About It:  “Crucial Conversations” With Burn Survivors

An Aftercare and Reintegration Committee (ARC) forum at the American Burn Association (ABA) Annual Meeting prepares burn professionals to discuss sensitive topics with burn survivors and their families.

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Intimacy and Sexuality after a Burn Injury

Recovering from your burn injury has taken a lot of work and energy. As you heal, you may have concerns beyond your survival and physical recovery, such as feelings about your body and relationships with others. It is normal for someone with a burn injury to have concerns about intimacy and sexuality...

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Lasers for Burn and Trauma Scar Rehabilitation: Giving Humans the Power to Heal by Themselves

Are you considering laser therapy for your scars? Dermatology has been at the forefront of laser invention and innovation in medicine. One such innovation has been the “fractionation” of laser beams. These fractional lasers have now become an impressive tool in treating burn scars. Laser treatment of scars represents a major innovation that heals in ways not previously possible.

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Lending a Healing Hand: Peer Support

Peer support is used in relation to many health conditions, such as chronic pain, cancer, cardiac issues, substance abuse, as well as burn injury. Those in the burn community have varied levels of involvement with peer support. This article explores the healing effects of peer support with personal stories and results for studies.

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Mark Nepo: Finding Inner Courage: The Journey of Transformation Private

NY Times #1 best-selling author Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher and cancer survivor who first spoke for Phoenix World Burn Congress 2006 attendees in Sacramento, CA and returned again to speak at Phoenix World Burn Congress 2014. This year he inspired attendees with a thought-provoking message about the journey we all face in finding inner courage. The original notion of the word courage means to stand by one’s core. Mark explored how we can find our way to our core, stand by our core, and sustain the practice of living from our core—to live out of our courage. To encourage means to impart strength and confidence, to inspire and hearten.

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