How to Heal Yourself From Traumatic Life Experiences

I’ll never forget my experience on the morning of September 11th fourteen years ago.

I was just a few blocks away from the World Trade Center and watched the towers fall with a mixture of disbelief and sheer panic.

Since then, I have worked with many patients whose lives were devastatingly changed forever on that day.

But all of our lives were changed in some way, and putting traumatic life experiences like 9/11 behind you and beginning the healing process can be challenging.

If you’re struggling with this, check out my Psychology Today blog post on How to Put Painful Experiences Behind You here.

All of the brave heroes who lost their lives on 9/11 are in my thoughts and prayers today.

And I’m sending my love and hopes for healing to all of the survivors who are living with the devastating loss caused by this senseless event.


Photo credit: Thomas E. Franklin

One Comment

  1. Robin Greenbaum September 11, 2015 at 8:02 pm


    Wow, that must have been something to see the towers fall. I had no idea you lived through that. I watched it on TV safely 80 blocks away. My father was supposed to leave for the airport that morning – what a crazy day! My mother and brother were near by the towers. I think my brother actually witnessed people jumping from the building.

    We should all heal from our past traumas and use them it to propel us forward with a new sense of meaning and appreciation for what we do have.


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