The “Anniversary Effect” & How to Continue Healing
As the date of October 1 approaches, those impacted by the violence at Route 91 may experience a variety of physical and emotional symptoms as well as restlessness and fear. These painful emotions can begin many weeks or months before the annual date. Many may feel a sense of anxiety, increased stress, grief, sadness, nightmares, frustration, and anger. Others experience insomnia or sleep excessively. Some may know they just feel out of sorts but don’t necessarily make the connection to the date of the trauma.
If you are feeling these things, please know you aren’t alone. Some therapists refer to the automatic reactivation of feelings of a trauma anniversary as the “Anniversary Effect.” Please join the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center for an hour-long webinar as Alice Goldstein, MA, goes over what the Anniversary Effect is, how it might impact you, and how to continue healing. There will be time for questions and answers.
Alice is a certified life coach and in addition to this event, she facilitates a weekly support group for those impacted by Route 91. Click here to learn more.