5 Ways to Cope After a House Fire or Crisis

If you are reading this post, then it is likely that either you or someone you know has been impacted by a house fire. Due to the recent fire that is being fought in Fort McMurray, I created this series to address some of the main concerns and questions that are being asked.

In this video, I will walk you through five key strategies you can use to help make it easier to cope after a house fire.

Coping After Fire Series

Video 1 – Normal Reactions After a House Fire or Crisis

Video 2 – 5 Ways to Cope After a House Fire or Crisis

Video 3 – Helping Your Children Cope After A House Fire

Strategies covered in this video will include:

  • Developing and maintaining a new routine
  • Rhythmic movement & the butterfly hug
  • Active release exercise
  • Social engagement – Supportive conversations & healthy Distractions
  • Unplugging – Taking breaks from news and conversations about the fire/crisis
  • Importance of not avoiding symptoms/reactions

What Reactions are Normal?

If you are wondering what is happening to you and what some of the normal reactions are after experiencing a house fire, then click on this link to watch the first video in this series titled, “Normal Reactions After a House Fire or Crisis.”

What about my Kids?

If you have children that you are concerned about, then be sure to watch the third video in this series titled, “Helping Your Children Cope After A House Fire.”

Getting Extra Help

If you are finding it difficult to cope and you would like to be connected with some professional support, then please refer to the community resources provided below:

* AHS Adult Mental Health Intake: 780-342-7600

* 211 (Edmonton Info Line)

Contacting PsychSolutions

If you would like to connect with us personally, you can do so by clicking on the links below:

[email protected]



PsychSolutions provides services for trauma, motor vehicle & workplace injury, bipolar, anxiety, depression, insomnia, suicidal prevention & bereavement, and relationship and parenting difficulties.