The Cogjam Effect
By Laurel Hughes

Mental health disaster is growing roots, having sprouted from today’s socio-political meltdown. We typically blame it on politics. But our angst is actually fuelled by fear response processes gone awry—within ourselves and others, both physically and mentally. Drawing from current understanding of disaster, brain science,cognitive development, trauma, and resilience, The Cogjam Effect explains how to find healing through mindfulness, compassion,and reenlisting reasoning skills we’ve honed since birth.

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The Cogjam Effect: and the Path to Healing Divisive Community and Fractured Science

Mental health disaster is growing roots, having sprouted from today’s socio-political meltdown. We typically blame it on politics. But our angst is actually fuelled by fear response processes gone awry—within ourselves and others, both physically and mentally. Drawing from current understanding of disaster, brain science,cognitive development, trauma, and resilience, The Cogjam Effect explains how to find healing through mindfulness, compassion,and reenlisting reasoning skills we’ve honed since birth.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laurel E. Hughes, Psy.D. participated in over 50 disaster operations, ranging from major catastrophes such as the
events of September 11th to minor localflooding. Between deployments, she wrotebooks, and developed numerous program and training materials for agencies and organizations that provide mental health services following disaster. Now semi- retired, she is still watching and listening— and stepping back into the ring for thisopportunity to out “the cogjam effect.”

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