Advice for Coping with Trauma
by Brisbane City Psychologist Marie Simpson
Life is unpredictable and, at times, we or someone close to us may experience a highly stressful or traumatic event.
Traumatic events could include experiencing violence or workplace bullying, being involved in a car accident or even an armed hold-up. Although there are individual differences in terms of how people respond, an experience like this can lead us to experience many different reactions. This is because it overwhelms our usual coping mechanisms for a period of time.