Posts Tagged Safety

Forget the can of worms. Safe first steps for trauma recovery (Part 2 of 2).

Forget the can of worms. Safe first steps for trauma recovery (Part 2 of 2).

How to start working with trauma safely and gently

 
Are you thinking about addressing past trauma?
 
Trauma work can be profoundly healing. But it can also be painful and distressing, so it can be helpful to think carefully about trauma work before you start.
 
This is the second of two articles that shares strategies for how to start thinking about trauma in ways that are gentle and safer. Topics in this article include:
 
7. Learn to brake and accelerate
8. Pick the right support people
9. Impacts on others in your life
10. Your goals for the process
11. Tell your story – or don’t – choice comes first
12. Learn the facts about trauma and its impacts

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Forget the can of worms. Safe first steps for trauma recovery (Part 1 of 2).

Forget the can of worms. Safe first steps for trauma recovery (Part 1 of 2).

Are you thinking about addressing past trauma?

 
Trauma work can be profoundly healing. But it can also be painful and distressing, so it can be helpful to think carefully about trauma work before you start.
 
This is the first of two articles that shares strategies for how to start thinking about trauma in ways that are gentle and safer. Topics in this article include:
 
1. How to be safe, now.
2. How to pick the right time.
3. How to go slow and start small.
4. How to master coping skills, and why they matter.
5. Options about medication.
6. How to plan for your emotional responses.

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