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Techniques and Elements of an Effective Trauma Counselling Session

Trauma is complex in its impacts, and therefore treatment needs to be complex as well. In a gradual way, we need to strengthen various aspects of a survivor’s well-being: emotional, physical, cognitive, spiritual and social. Explain to clients that their symptoms are not a sign of weakness, a character flaw, being damaged, or going crazy.

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The 4 Stages of Trauma

Regardless of whether we silence or express our trauma, we all need to process trauma at some time. Just like grieving, working through trauma is a part of the human condition that simply can't be avoided. To become happy and free from past pain and suffering, we must chart a journey forward. That is how we find hope, meaning, and freedom from our trauma.

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Nine Signs Your Co-Workers are Creating a Traumatic Culture

We often link toxic work cultures to a few toxic employees within an organization. The reality is that the environment and culture of the organization must be already damaged for these people to have a dominating and lasting effect. Corrupt colleagues can make life miserable for the entire workforce.

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Trauma Myths. Separating Fact from Fiction.

PTSD is often misunderstood because PTSD survivors typically resist telling their friends or loved ones about their diagnosis because they are afraid they will be viewed as dangerous or unstable. PTSD survivors may resist treatment because they believe the best way to fight PTSD is to remain “mentally strong.” 

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Yes, Your Boss Can Give You PTSD!

The reality of workplace bullying, abuse, and harassment is becoming accepted because of the #MeToo movement. The psychological harm trauma causes someone at work is being recognized, but it remains rare for the damage to be acknowledged as PTSD. 

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Bullying puts you at risk of developing PTSD

The damage to the recipient's mental health and wellbeing from bullying can be significant. A recent study found that those on the receiving end of bullying often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is already recognized that PTSD can be caused by experiences that are outside the extremes of life-threatening situations. 

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The 3 Stages of Trauma Recovery

Moving on past trauma, for many people, can feel like it will take a lifetime. For this reason, many people drop out of therapy and give up.  Trauma recovery takes time, and it’s a process we can’t rush. We have to take baby steps and allow ourselves to grieve the trauma. 

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Trauma Treatment Categories

This blog post explores the most common PTSD treatment categories such as coping and supportive management treatments, dual-focused treatments, and healing and resolution treatments.  

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What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.

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What is cyber-bullying? and how do counsellors assist bullied youth?

What is cyber-bullying? and how do counsellors assist bullied youth?

Bullying is the intentional use of power by one person over another. Social media and 24/7 connectivity mean bullying looks a little different than it did in the pre-digital era. Cyber-bulling can include cyberstalking, impersonation, doxxing, and more. 

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Six signs your co-workers are toxic and three effective ways of responding

Six signs your co-workers are toxic and three effective ways of responding

Research indicates the single most important factor in team success or failure is the quality of relationships on the team. One toxic team member is all it takes to destroy a high-performing team.

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Twelve Signs Your Workplace is Toxic and Five Ways It's Impacting Your Health

Twelve Signs Your Workplace is Toxic and Five Ways It's Impacting Your Health

Toxic environments, at their core, are ineffective and destructive to employees. When supervisors and coworkers routinely mistreat each other and act in self-serving ways without considering what’s best for the larger group’s success, the culture of the organization becomes dysfunctional, and employees become cynical.

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Trauma Treatment Categories

Trauma Treatment Categories

This blog post explores the most common PTSD treatment categories such as coping and supportive management treatments, dual-focused treatments, and healing and resolution treatments.

 

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