Returning to Life After Irma

ByDr. Berney

Returning to Life After Irma

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast! Today, Dr. Berney and Dr. Marshall discuss their experiences as one of the largest hurricanes in history found its way over their homes. They also review five steps for returning to life after a traumatic event.

1. Reduce Stress — Unplug from the recurring images and return to your life and your experiences
2. Reflect on the Positives — Though much was lost, there are always positives that we can highlight
3. Spend Positive Time with Your Family — By now you are probably very frustrated with one another, so spend some time together doing something relaxing and enjoyable.
4. Talk About It — Talking about YOUR experiences (not what you saw on TV or heard about) can be a very therapeutic process.
5. Get Back to Your Routines — The faster your life returns to “normal,” the better; so get back to work, return to your exercise and sleep routines, and stop eating the junk food you have probably been living on for the past week.

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Dr. Berney is a Licensed Psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience and specializes in pediatric psychology, neuropsychology, and forensic psychology. Dr. Berney provides a wide array of mental health services to his clients, including individual therapy, family therapy and parent training, psychological and neuropsychological assessment, forensic evaluations, and group therapy. In addition to his clinical services, Dr. Berney has conducts workshops and seminars to professional and community groups across the nation. He writes a weekly column in The Ledger entitled The Mental Breakdown and is co-author of several works, including the Handbook for Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child (available on Amazon Kindle), The Elimination Diet Manual (available on Amazon Kindle), and the Pediatric Behavior Rating Scale. Dr. Berney is also the co-host of two weekly podcasts, The Mental Breakdown and The Psychreg Podcast, both of which can be found on iTunes.

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