Our definition of “normal” gets re-written again and again as events such as Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and the tragedy of 9/11 go on to forever change people’s lives. One of the best ways I’ve learned to cope with whatever is on my plate is by writing. By writing about your thoughts, feelings, opinions, or actual details surrounding an event, the act of writing can go a long way towards helping to release the lingering effects of trauma and is also an excellent way to help you get more in touch with yourself. Listed below are a few articles to help get you started.
How Veterans Can Aid Resilience by Writing at RealWarriors.net
Writing about emotions may ease stress and trauma at Harvard Health
Trauma And The Benefits Of Writing About It at Psychology Today
And if you were affected in any way by Hurricane Sandy or any other traumatic event:
Taking care of yourself after traumatic events at Headington Institute