ZOOM: Trauma – Impact on Self, Family, Community, Health Prof’s & Staff

Thursday 8 October, 2020 @ 08:30 – Friday 9 October, 2020 @ 16:30
Via Zoom - Link emailed before workshop
$330 Inc GST
Debb Quinn
0490 949 425

ZOOM: Trauma – Impact on Self, Family, Community, Health Professionals & Support Staff

Trauma impacts individuals in different ways and for some individuals, they can experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Contemporary research also reports the co-morbid cost of childhood trauma – especially sexual abuse, neglect, and cruelty which can result in the development of major mental illnesses and medical problems including cardiac, gastrointestinal, and diabetes.

Working with individuals who are experiencing the short or long term impact of trauma can have a significant impact on clinicians, support workers, family members, and colleagues. It can be easy to be drawn into the lived experience of an individual who has/is experiencing trauma. When professional boundaries are not in place, the risk of this occurring increases. Being drawn into the trauma psychologically, emotionally, physically can result in the experience of compassion fatigue and/or vicarious trauma. Both of which can have a negative impact on the other.

During this workshop, Dr. McIntosh will use a gentle and tender experiential approach enabling participants to learn about trauma and the impact on individuals – whilst developing strategies for self-care in the learning created.

  • To understand the definitions of trauma
  • To explore trauma from a historical and contemporary perspective
  • To understand the experience of transgenerational trauma
  • To understand the impact of trauma in childhood and as an adult
  • To explore the short and long term effects of trauma including major mental illness and chronic medical conditions
  • To explore trauma through the lens of The Window of Tolerance trauma and Anxiety-Related Responses
  • To understand the benefits of professional boundaries when working in the energy of trauma
  • To identify strategies (including humour) for self and team to decrease the risk of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
Attendance earns 13 CPD Points.

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