HOW TO TALK TO AND COMFORT SUICIDE SURVIVORS

HOW TO TALK TO AND COMFORT SUICIDE SURVIVORS

It can be difficult to know what to say to or do for someone who is grieving the sudden death by suicide of a loved one. Dr. Borschel provides some great insight on this topic in this recent SCMP article. Read the full article here. Dr Monica Borschel is a US-trained...
CONNECTING THROUGH PLAY

CONNECTING THROUGH PLAY

People are social and long for human connection. This connection includes the knowledge that you are seen and heard, and that you are respected and appreciated for who you are. Children also need human connection; we can connect through play. Play is a child’s way to...
UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA

Trauma occurs when an accident, abuse, loss or something unpredictable causes us to feel emotions such as intense fear, shock, denial and distress. For the most part, people might have trauma reactions such as nightmares, hypervigilance or physical symptoms after a...
WHY AM I SO ANGRY?

WHY AM I SO ANGRY?

Humans have emotions for a reason. Some emotions keep us safe, social and on a certain life path. Anger is an emotion that tells others, “don’t mess with me,” or “I want to feel in control.” Anger helps us to feel powerful and it can motivate us. Anger is not a...