Dr. Laurie Nadel Discusses New Book “The Five Gifts: Discovering Hope, Healing, and Strength When Disaster Strikes”

HMM Correspondent Aileen Javier interviews Dr. Laurie Nadel about her new book, The Five Gifts: Discovering Hope, Healing, and Strength When Disaster Strikes. Dr. Laurie Nadel is a psychotherapist expert in acute stress, trauma, and anxiety issues. She is considered a thought leader in the emerging field of acute stress and PTSD. On this interview, Dr. Laurie give a brief introduction of the Five Gifts, what motivated her to write this book and how these gifts can help us ease unexpected traumatic experiences. On this interview, Dr. Laurie discusses the importance of forgiveness and the relation of gratitude and guilt in traumatic experiences. How our digital society might be causing more vicarious trauma and what can we do about it. Also, Dr. Laurie discusses how social distancing does not stop human connection. April is National Stress Awareness Month and on this month Dr. Laurie gives a one-time offer for the audience.




 Laurie Nadel, PhD helps individuals, first responders, and groups through the emotional minefields of disasters. An expert in trauma, PTSD and burnout, she has worked with hospital staff, first responders affected by Parkland and 9/11; and teenagers whose fathers were killed in the September 11th World Trade Center attacks.  She is an expert on mental health and climate change who has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR Radio, Fox Radio News Network, and CNN.com.  A news writer for 20 years, she wrote the script for After the Fall: The Rise of a 9/11 Community Center, narrated by Dan Rather. ([http://www.laurienadel.com)]www.laurienadel.com)


 “A wise Sherpa who can guide anyone through troubling times.” 

–from the Foreword by Dan Rather


 Dr. Laurie Nadel is an Architect of Change.” – Maria Shriver


 “Trauma Is Not a Bad Hair Day”

“Our impatient culture is not prepared psychologically for the long process of healing from the horror of facing off with life-and-death,” says Dr. Laurie, who adds that “trauma is not a bad hair day. We need to adopt new habits and mind-sets and borrow the spiritual practices from other cultures to learn how to stay calm when catastrophe strikes.”  –Dr. Laurie Nadel 


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THE FIVE GIFTS: Discovering Hope, Healing and Strength When Disaster Strikes Laurie Nadel, PhD

ISBN 9780757320446