What Is Trauma?
My Trauma Counselling Approach
My approach to dealing with trauma generally focuses on these four ideas:
Re-Connection: Sometimes people affected by trauma disconnect from people that care about them. Helping individuals stay engaged with those people is an important indicator of those who make positive recoveries from trauma incidents.
Compassion: People effected by trauma may become somewhat 'hardened' to the world around them. Developing a way of softening or regaining sensitivity to
themselves and those around them will help produce long-lasting positive change.
Contribution: For some, it may be possible to turn a horrible experience into a way to give back constructively. Channeling overwhelming emotions into a positive contribution can help some people actually emerge even stronger after a trauma.
Future-Pull: Connecting with an individual's preferred future full of possibilities and in which the effects of the trauma are resolved, underpins the help that
goes into ensuring that trauma does not impact people in the long-term. In most trauma scenarios, it will be helpful for individuals to receive trauma
Debriefing with the option of follow up counselling consultations to assist with continued post-trauma recovery.