Earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunami – what’s happening to the world?
And all of these disasters have left heartbreak in their wake. Dr. Lamont (co-founder of the Brain and Memory Foundation) lives in Christchurch and fortunately sustained very little damage. She is a counsellor and conducts the Christchurch Memory Clinic. Many very distressed clients are coming to her at the moment because of earthquake stress. From her blog:
“People are describing themselves as ‘scattered’, with little focus or concentration. Technology experts are talking of looking away from their computer screens and then being unable to recall what they had been viewing seconds before. Inability to recall well-known information is causing added distress. Teachers report students are unable to stay ‘on task’. This has far-reaching ramifications as work productivity drops and students prepare for end-of-year examinations.”
So what can be done to help these symptoms? Read more…