Vicarious Trauma Course
- You can feel what they feel: hopeless, sad, depressed
- You can think as they think: the world is not safe, become suspicious
- You can not sleep, or sleep too much
- You can remember their stories when you don’t want to
- You can overreact to everyday things
- You can be overprotective of your own family
- You can feel tired, burned, angry, impatient with family
- You can say or do things that don’t seem like you
- You can find yourself daydreaming or going away
- You can have nightmares or fitful sleep
- You can find that you don’t take good care of yourself
"When we open our hearts to hear someone's story of devastation and betrayal... we are changed."
Pearlman and Saakvitne
The workshop covers:
- Understanding the nature of vicarious traumatization and how the self is affected
- Assessment and recognition of the personal experience of vicarious trauma in participants using tests and questionnaires
- Strategies for transforming traumatic stress
- Strategies for first responders to maintain a long-term commitment to self care and management of work-related traumatic stress
"At best, treating trauma is hard work; at worst, it can be traumatic. All of us who do this work need all the help we can get."
Jon Allen, MD
For more information please call HGTI or email Rosalie at ObscureRosalie.