Coping with Terrorism and Grief

Symptom & Suggestions
Symptoms (of Stress, Grief, Reactions to 9/11/01) and Suggestions for Coping

Patti Briggs' PowerPoint Slides

An examination of the causes and symptoms of grief 
-- and  suggestions for coping.

AAHESGIT-125 Posting 10/18/01:  Text excerpts from Briggs

PDF Version of Patti Briggs' PowerPoint Slides

Stress-Related Symptoms and Corrective Steps
 Excerpt from Connect by Edward Hallowell   
"Questions and Answers on the Care and Maintenance of
the Human Brain for the Harvard Chemistry Department"

            AAHESGIT-126 Posting 10/18/01:  Text excerpts from Hallowell

Coping with Terrorism and Grief Webcast/Interview

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Among the most effective antidotes (and preventatives) for terrorism and grief are laughter, love, and connections. Each of us needs them and each of us can provide them -- for and with others.  We need to build more "nurturing communities" in which everyone can feel connected, supported, and encouraged to learn, teach, and grow.

Holding Babies.— and other Near Life Experiences
Excerpts from AAHESGIT Posting by Steven W. Gilbert, June 18, 1996
     Full text of AAHESGIT Posting #127 10/29/01

Connected Education, Connectedness -- Discussion Questions

Postcards, Instant Messaging, & Other Forms of Maintaining Connections
[Steve Gilbert's Posting to AAHESGIT of 11/00]

Edward Hallowell on "Connectedness"

"What is connectedness?  It is a sense of being a part of something larger than oneself.  It is a sense of belonging, or a sense of accompaniment.  It is that feeling in your  bones that you are not alone.  It is a sense that, no matter how scary things may become, there is a hand for you in the dark.  While ambition drives us to achieve, connectedness is my word for the force that urges us to ally, to affiliate, to enter into mutual relationships, to take strength and to grow through cooperative behavior." [p. 196] 

This is Edward M. Hallowell’s definition of “connectedness” from an essay of the same name: "Connectedness," pp. 193-209, in  Finding the Heart of the Child, Association of Independent Schools in New England, Inc., 1993.  In that essay he also describes some of the ways in which different forms of connectedness are possible, important, and at risk:  familial, historical, social, institutional/organizational, informational (ideas), religious/transcendent. 

Dr. Edward  Hallowell's Website including information on his newest book:

Human Moments: How to Find Meaning and Love in Your Everyday Life