One of psychological trauma’s most insidious effects is how radically and completely it can take away someone’s sense of safety.
That’s often why job number one for many practitioners is making sure to create a safe space for trauma survivors within the confines of treatment, which is essential . . .
. . . but it’s only half of the equation.
According to Peter Levine, there’s a very important follow-up step – and it’s all about knowing how to empower patients with the resources they need to make themselves feel safe – when you aren’t there.
Peter shows us one way to do it in this short video. Check it out – it’s just 4 minutes.
To find out more about some of the keys for treating trauma, including 6 steps for tracking trauma through the body, check this out.
Have you ever worked with a patient struggling to regain their sense of safety after a traumatic experience? Please share your comments below.