Learning to cope with trauma

» Posted on May 21, 2006 in Blog | 1 comment

Dr. William Clough, director of the pastoral counseling program at Argosy University/Sarasota has stated, “During a crisis, it is necessary to focus on coping, problem solving and social support.” In the article I read it talked about how a trauma can cause an emotional response/ordeal that can carry a heavy toll on a person. I agree with the article about how we need support from our family and friends, but what the article didn’t mention was the support of and belief in our Lord. Faith can get people through a crisis and help heal them faster. We can’t forget that when we are dealing with a difficult situation. How has your faith helped you?

I find when I’m troubled talking with God helps me put things in perspective. Voicing my problems helps me to see them in a different light. I am amazed when I’m wrestling with an issue and I pick up my Bible and there before me is the answer I’ve been looking for. A verse will pop out and speak to my heart.

1 Comment

  1. Oh, how true! I worked as a personal touch volunteer with our Baptist Hospital and a lot of what I did was sit with families whose ill family member was going through a code, until a chaplin could make it there. And praying with them and talking did so much during a difficult time.

    In the training I took for the position they went over and over how much healing can be acheived both mentally and physically through prayer!

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