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84 – What is Secondary Trauma? Exploring the Hidden Effects and Finding Hope with Dr. Lisa Hartwell
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“I could not picture myself being exposed to trauma again. I just couldn’t. And you're talking to somebody who was very adept at managing exposure to trauma as an emergency nurse, as a flight nurse, and as a psychologist in prisons… So I’m pretty good and adept at it. But boy, it emptied my cup!”
Returning as a guest on this episode of Anchors of Encouragement is my neighbor from Hawaii, Dr. Lisa Hartwell. Dr. Hartwell is trained to identify and help others heal from their trauma. But even she personally understands how emotionally draining trauma can be.
I hope you’ll listen to our conversation as Dr. Hartwell shares her story, defines secondary trauma, and shows us 3 ways you can begin to navigate the challenges it presents.
Hope and Healing are on the way.
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Dr. Hartwell was also a guest on Episode 50 – How to Understand Grief In Your Adopted Children and How To Love Them
Disclaimer: As I said, Dr. Hartwell is a licensed professional. However, on this podcast, she is not providing therapy or medical treatment. The content of this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult your healthcare provider with your health questions and concerns.