Hi, I wanted to talk to you about the shooting that was so close to home for all of us. As a therapist I have seen this touch various lives and different ways. I almost think of it as the five degrees of separation, in other words if we didn’t know someone that was at the shooting, we know someone that knew someone. It’s hard to imagine that we who live in the Inland Empire were a part of, in one way or another, the second biggest terrorist act on America soil since 9-1-1. As well as one of the biggest mass shootings in America. I think this has affected us in many ways.
How often do we see more than one shooter during a mass shooting? What about the fact that there was a woman terrorist. It’s almost difficult to rap your brain around that one. Or that she left a six month old baby in order to commit this crime. We can’t live in fear, as that is not a positive way to live. However, we can always learn something from every situation, do pay attention to your surroundings when you are out and about this holiday season. Pay attention to exits when you are in enclosed buildings.
But most importantly, live life and do your best to enjoy the holiday season. If you feel any trauma and or anxiety from this event, please do not hesitate to contact me at 909-693-3177. I’m here for you.