Being Well Podcast: How to Cope During a Pandemic with Dr. Bruce Perry

Being Well Podcast: How to Cope During a Pandemic with Dr. Bruce Perry

Dr. Bruce Perry joins the podcast to explore how we can limit the long-term impact of stressful events, and heal from past traumatic experiences.

About Our Guest:  Dr. Bruce Perry is one of the world’s leading experts on childhood trauma, and his clinical research and practice focuses on examining the long-term effects of trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. He is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, and the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog.

 Key Topics:

1:15: Pandemic fatigue.

4:45: Experiencing acute stressors alongside chronic stress.

7:20: Practices to help yourself de-stress.

11:30: The impact of stress on our ability to regulate ourselves.

13:30: How to limit the long-term impact of stressful events.

18:40: How we can explore traumatic material without re-traumatizing ourselves.

23:30: Avoiding helplessness, and experiencing control and agency.

25:30: Dissociation as a coping response.

31:00: Disruptions of attunement.

36:00: Caregiver fatigue, and caring for ourselves.

41:30: The pandemic’s impact on people who have been previously traumatized.

44:00: A wish for the future.

46:00: Recap


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