We all bring our own histories, current contexts and difficult experiences to work and to our interactions with colleagues and service users. These include personal experiences of adversity and trauma which are frequently unspoken and yet so much more common than we think. They shape the lens through which we experience our work and our […]
Many organisations are keen to implement trauma-informed approaches internally to ensure that they care as much for their staff as they do for their service users. In practice, however, this can pose complex challenges. KeepingWell NCL’s 75-minute recorded webinar and panel provides an essential introduction to Trauma Informed Practice ‘at Work’ in two ways: A […]
When you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or being reminded of something difficult, it can be helpful to imagine a ‘safe place’ which gives you a feeling of calm and safety. You can also practice a Lotus Flower meditation to help you relax. This easy-to-read infographic developed by the Traumatic Stress Clinic guides you through using a […]
It can be helpful to understand how the brain and body react to trauma so that we can make senseof our reactions. When we are faced with a stressful event, our minds and bodies react automaticallyto respond to the threat, so that we can protect ourselves from the danger and survive. These arebiological and physiological […]
Trauma can be any distressing or threatening event or series of events that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope. You may have experienced it directly or witnessed or heard about it happening to someone else. This PDF guides you through what trauma is and the impact it has.
When experiencing difficult emotions, it can be helpful to imagine a ‘special place’ which gives you a feeling of calm and safety. This PDF guides you through how to do this.
Stressful situations, such as the pandemic, armed conflict or refugee crises, and other reminders of upsetting memories can all contribute to PTSD symptoms re-emerging. These can be difficult to experience, but there are things you can do to cope. This easy-to-read infographic developed by the Traumatic Stress Clinic covers key symptoms and summarises things you can […]
Working our way down the body, tensing and relaxing each muscle can help us manage anxious thoughts and calm a worry mind. It can also help with getting a restful night sleep. This PDF guides you through how to use this technique.
People often experience sleep problems and have nightmares after traumatic experiences. Nightmarescan be similar to flashbacks and are often caused by being reminded of the traumatic events either during the day or at night. This easy-to-read infographic developed by the Traumatic Stress Clinic summarises key things you can do to cope with nightmares and get […]
Grounding techniques use the five senses to connect you with the present and move your attention away from what’s going on in your mind. You can use them when you feel overwhelmed by thoughts and feelings. This easy-to-read infographic from the Traumatic Stress Clinic guides you through practical advice on how to use grounding techniques […]