Coping with the shock

If you find yourself in life-threatening situations or endure other unexpected and shocking or distressing events, you are confronted with intense feelings of fear, powerlessness, vulnerability, and helplessness. It is possible that you develop complaints as a result. Fortunately, these often disappear of their own accord. People are resilient; they usually have a natural ability to restore their health. This website focuses on ‘empowerment’, and aims to explain and clarify normal reactions to distressing events and offers you tools to help you cope with and process the overwhelming event on your own as much as possible. Not everyone recovers under their own steam, though. For this reason, this website also provides links to help and counselling.