But this can often be challenging . . . and nuanced.
That’s because for many trauma patients, sometimes even a friendly face or a gesture of compassion can feel unsafe, even threatening.
So what are some key ways we can avoid triggering clients and foster stronger feelings of safety?
In the video below, three leading experts share their strategies. Check it out – it’s about 3 ½ minutes.
What strategies have you found effective for helping clients feel safe after trauma? Please share your comment below.