Trigger Warning . . . Violent Loss/Death
Good thoughts. I had a similar “trigger” experience recently while attending “Hamlet” at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego. I hadn’t seen the play since before my parents were killed. But with having experienced the trauma of the violent deaths of my parents, the play, its theme, and its message took on much greater depth and meaning.
These news items are being posted on the heels of the worst shooting incident in our country. This first entry is from Marina; who is one of the Survivor Writers, in Murder Survivors Handbook and The Journey-learning to live with violent death. She tells of one example of being triggered, an experience that many of you who have worked or lived with violent death experience in an out of your lives. With this latest incident in Las Vegas, we are adding hundreds who will be triggered in the future as well.
This year my husband and I encountered a very problematic situation which took a profound toll on our mental and physical well-being. We rented a vacation house in the desert in an attempt to restore our peace of mind. I was on edge when we arrived, so I took a stroll into the spacious back…
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