Relaxation Response

We often hear about the fight or flight system but the thing we less frequently hear about is the relaxation system. Yes! The body has a system for relaxing! The relaxation system is also called the parasympathetic nervous system. And the same way that fight or flight plays a crucial role in the body, the relaxation also plays an important role.

What is Vicarious Trauma?

Vicarious trauma is when an individual was not present for a traumatic event but has heard details and aspects of a traumatic event, and these details impact the functioning of the individual. Friends, family, and official supports are all at risk following a traumatic event. Vicarious Trauma has similar symptoms to survivors of first hand trauma.