If you've ever experienced an allergic reaction, or witnessed your child experiencing one, then you're likely familiar with how it can feel afterwards - once the reaction is over. These emotions and thoughts may include feelings such as fear, worry, sadness, or even guilt, and explorations to try and understand what happened in order to prevent it from happening again.
For some, they may process through this phase quickly, while others take longer. Some may even find themselves becoming stuck along the way, unable to find their way back to navigating food allergies confidently.
New podcast episode on this topic!
In episode 9 of the Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast, I'm joined by fellow allergy-informed clinician, psychologist Fawn McNeil-Haber, PhD.
Together, we explore common feelings and thoughts that many may feel for days, weeks or even months after a reaction. We explore how those emotional reactions may lead to common behavioral changes and actions. Additionally, we share strategies to help people through this while on the journey back to confidently managing food allergies. [These tips may be helpful for parents and allergic kids, teens, and adults].
|T.R.A.C.E. Post-Anaphylaxis Tips PDF - Tamara Hubbard, LCPC|
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- The standard definition versus Brene Brown's definition
- HOW and IF weakness plays a role in vulnerability
- Real life examples from Brene's research
- What role time plays in vulnerability and lack of confidence in managing allergies
- Food allergy-related vulnerability examples
- 5 steps to work WITH vulnerability rather than AGAINST it
Find them here via the podcast website, or find Exploring Food Allergy Families on your favorite podcast app!
And while it may be tempting to just read the handout without listening to the episode, the additional context within the episode is extremely helpful as well!
|5 Steps to Navigate Vulnerability & Food Allergies (Handout)|
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Last year, I shared survey results exploring how non-allergic siblings felt. Recently, I became more curious about how dads perceived their experiences as food allergy parents. So, rather than trying to assume, I decided to go straight to the source: the dads! Below are the results from this anonymous survey.
In addition to reading through these responses, be sure to check out episode 2 of the Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast, where themes from this survey are discussed. Additionally, you won't want to miss an upcoming episode where I chat openly and honestly with an experienced food allergy dad.
their experiences parenting a child with food allergies?
YOU manage better or more confidently than your partner/spouse does?
YOUR PARTNER/SPOUSE manages better or more confidently than you do?
and your spouse/partner don’t always agree on?
(i.e. comfort level about eating at restaurants or eating may contains)
If you’re a dad reading this or listening to episode two of the podcast, did you feel these results aligned with your own experiences?
Or did these themes seem to fit with your partner’s experiences?
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