Preventing Vicarious Trauma
Develop insight into how to manage stress and be effective when helping highly traumatised people.
- Starts 15 NovStarts 15 Nov
- 65 British pounds£65
- Online via Zoom
This workshop is designed to develop insight into how to manage stress and be effective when helping highly traumatised people. Supporting this client group can have a serious impact on well-being and capacity to cope; work in this field can lead to vicarious trauma and ‘burn out’. We intersperse a PowerPoint presentation with opportunities for discussion and sharing experience of helping refugees. How can it help? Taking care of yourself: We need to take care of ourselves in order to support others. Traumatic feelings can be experienced vicariously; learn how to manage this so that you can support your own mental health. What is vicarious trauma and ‘burn out’? What neuroscience tells us. Increasing awareness: Become more aware of how you and other people are feeling as a means to help develop a calmer atmosphere. Trauma-informed workplaces: Trauma informed care applies to staff and volunteers as well as to service users. Exploring how to establish and maintain a trauma informed workplace for yourself and others. Exploring our own triggers: Explore how past upsetting experiences can trigger us to feel the same thing is happening in certain similar situations. Find strategies to cope. Building resilience at work and outside: Resilience protects us from vicarious trauma. Exploring how we can expand our resilience. Connection and a calmer nervous system: Antidotes to trauma are connection with others and calming our nervous system – considering how we can do this for ourselves as well as for our clients Avoiding ‘burn out’: Look at ways of ensuring you have boundaries and strategies that allow you keep well over time without becoming ‘burnt out’.