Brookside Center for Counseling and Hypnotherapy

Disaster and Trauma: Coping Techniques and Resources


In the aftermath of the terrible tragedy that has befallen our nation, Brookside Center would like to offer the following resources to those professionals and individuals who need comfort and aid in the wake of these events. Dr. Kouguell highly recommends the following links.


Dr. Maurice Kouguell, Diplomate and Board Certified by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, will offer free counseling to people affected by the tragic incident at the World Trade Center and is available to address groups in the Exeter, NH area on this issue. He can be contacted by email or at The Brookside Center for Counseling and Hypnotherapy: 603-778-8338.

 Using EFT After a Terrorist Attack

Practice parameters for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder

Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster: Patient Care, Community Consultation, and Preventive Medicine

The Effects of Traumatic Situations on Both Individuals and Emergency Responders

Suffering from PTSD or related symptoms? View the Flashback Intervention Tool or read the article Fight, Flight, or Freeze: Reactions, Ongoing Stress and Health, both by D. Villena-Mata, Ph.D., C.H.T of CirclePoint.

The Basic Structure of Loss and Violence Trauma Imprints In response to the September 11th attack on America, we at Judith A. Swack and Associates are offering detraumatization sessions both in our office in Needham (a suburb of Boston) MA and by phone bridge. Also see the article Antidote for the Psychological Effects of Terrorism).

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress HomePage Increasing awareness of the effects of trauma and improving the quality of intervention for survivors. Referral network to locate professionals who work regularly with survivors. They also offer invaluable documents that can be printed/downloaded for teachers, professionals and lay-people to assist with dealing with crisis situations.

  The National Center For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Preventing or decreasing PTSD and other adverse consequences of trauma is the foremost aim of the National Center. This website is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress.

Need a quick dose of hope and inspiration? View or download this powerful PowerPoint presentation: Today Only.

Need to calm the extreme anxiety associated with trauma quickly? Click Here to learn a simple and powerful  EFT™ sequence right now! or Click Here to View or Download a PowerPoint Tutorial Slideshow about EFT™  (1MB).

The Center For Child and Family Development offers a comprehensive Disaster Shock handbook in both html and PDF formats.

Primary Care Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect a wide range of patients in family practice, regardless of culture, age, sex, or socioeconomic class.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: The Burden to the Individual and to Society. Early and aggressive outreach to treat people with PTSD could help reduce the enormous societal costs of this disorder.

AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION: Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster: Patient Care, Community Consultation, and Preventive Medicine. This paper examines posttraumatic responses of direct concern to clinicians working in a community exposed to a disaster.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY: Comorbidity of Psychiatric Disorders and PTSD. (In PDF Format) Data from epidemiologic surveys indicate that the vast majority of individuals with PTSD meet criteria for at least one other psychiatric disorder.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers advice on how to communicate with children and adolescents during times of crisis.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY. Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The guidelines include sections on diagnostic assessment, differential diagnosis, subtypes of PTSD, and treatment.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF EXPERTS IN TRAUMATIC RESPONSE. Law Enforcement Traumatic Stress: Clinical Syndromes and Intervention Strategies. Law enforcement and emergency services personnel are highly prone to PTSD. Also, Down the Long Road of Grief: Supporting Survivors, Families and Loved Ones in the Aftermath. In the aftermath of tragedy, individuals, families, responders, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods and the community reverberate in grief.

PTSD TREATMENT RESOURCES: If you are looking for PTSD treatment resources, please visit the Directory of Mental Health Practitioners and the Treatment Center Directory.

Helping.Org. Helping people make a difference in times of tragedy.


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