When a client experiences a moral injury, the guilt, sadness, and shame that come with it can be debilitating. It can create a deep wound at the center of a person’s identity.
So how can you help a client who’s suffering from a moral injury begin to heal?
In the video below, Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD will walk you through the approach she used with a first responder to help him process his actions at the scene of a car accident. Have a look.
For more insights on working with post-traumatic shame, have a look at this short course featuring Bessel van der Kolk, MD; Marsha Linehan, PhD; Peter Levine, PhD; Stephen Porges, PhD; Pat Ogden, PhD; Richard Schwartz, PhD; and other top experts.
Now we’d like to hear from you – what approaches have you found useful when working with moral injury? What do you find helpful for working with shame? Please let us know by leaving a comment.
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