Tools for Managing Traumatic Stress by Jeri LaVigne, EdD, PhD
Tools for Managing Traumatic Stress:
Traumatic experiences and other forms of traumatic stress can make life incredibly difficult and unpredictable. Using strategies like avoidance and denial as your only strategies can cause more problems than they attempt to solve. These symptoms can’t be avoided all the time, and trying to avoid them may cause you to close yourself off to opportunities, create anxiety or feel even more restrained by your traumatic experience. It may also be harmful to only have one method of coping because it may not help you every time. Rather it’s better to have an abundance of tools at the ready for when you’re feeling the scary reach of traumatic stress. So, here are some diverse coping methods to add to your toolbox.
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About Jeri LaVigne, EdD, PhD:
Jeri LaVigne, Ed.D., Ph.D. is an educational psychologist who is most interested in the health of your brain. She also holds a Diplomate in Functional Neurology She has been working in the field of brain health for more than 30 years helping children and adults reach their goals and dreams by teaching them how to better process information and create optimal brain performance. Dr. LaVigne is an Irlen Director, certified in the Irlen Method and is a Neurofeedback practitioner. Because every brain is different, she offers several therapies that aid in brain balancing including cold laser, kinesiology, and sound and light therapies. She specializes in trauma, both physical and emotional. She is an International workshop facilitator and conference speaker, most recently addressing the 2019 Louisiana School Nurse’s Conference, The Women’s Professional Development Network, and the 2019 Irlen International Conference in Manchester, England. She is also a graduate of Edwene Gaines’ Masters School and is a prosperity teacher specializing in goal setting, forgiveness, and meditation. She is also a certified Fire Walk Instructor. She has assisted in creating several non-profit organizations, such as Anatta World Health and Education and the Roosevelt Ashley Foundation, providing medical and educational programs and supplies to children in need around the world.