Few people recognize the profound negative impact secondary trauma has on people who care for others. Fewer still know how to prevent secondary trauma from permanently and pervasively harming those whose lives revolve around providing care. Research has provided us with the understanding, tools, and techniques to minimize the chances of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and increase the chances of post-traumatic growth (PTG) for those impacted by secondary trauma. By creating the right conditions for understanding and processing the event and their associated emotions, we can prevent an event from causing long-term harm.
Surfing the Trauma Tsunami: Shaping the Experience
Psychological trauma is the overwhelming wave of emotions that threatens to topple us. Repeated secondary trauma sneaks up on us, like deadly sneaker waves. To withstand the tsunami of the trauma experience and the sneaker waves that arise in the future, we must learn how to harness the energy of the experience to propel us forward.
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