What’s Coming This Episode?
At some point in our lives, like it or not, a potentially traumatic event will hit us.
Trauma is a Greek word meaning “wound”. A wound can be physical, mental, emotional, financial and so on. The concept of trauma comes from the idea that the wound, or event that is being experienced, is greater than our resources to deal with it. In that sense we have been overwhelmed. However there is a difference between experiencing trauma and being traumatised.
This week we’re joined by our good friend Mark Pollard of Vantage Law. Why do we have a solicitor on The Self Help Podcast? Well, Mark is all to often the first point of contact for people looking for help following a traumatic event (think car accident, injury at work, etc.) so he, as you’ll find, has a great deal to offer.
Don’t worry, be happy. It’s The Self Help Podcast! Enjoy the show 🙂
Show Notes and Links
- Check out the Vantage Law website and do drop Mark and his team a line for an informal chat if you need to
- Sean has of course written a blog post for this week’s show and here it is
- Ed’s off on his cycling adventure soon… follow this link for more info
- We talked about some really hard hitting events that caused trauma and massive emotional stress to scores of people. Think Hillsborough, 9/11, 7/7 and the Jamie Bulger case
- Films that Ed mentioned this week: Superman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind & Born on the Fourth of July
- Lego highlights of Brazil vs Germany from the recent World Cup demolition
- What is CBT?
Resource of the Week
- Sean has found a ‘Directory of Local and National Agencies and Helplines‘ PDF and also mentioned Headspace along with One Moment Meditation
- Ed demands that you register for the site Quora – their weekly emails are fascinating
- Mark found a great app for iPad app called ‘Don’t Panic‘. Great find! He also quite rightly plugged his own website which will tell you all you need to know about Vantage Law
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