One of trauma’s most insidious effects is how radically and completely it can take away someone’s sense of safety.
That’s why it’s crucial to create a safe space when working with patients who have experienced trauma.
But that’s only part of the equation.
According to Peter Levine, PhD, there’s a very important follow-up step – it’s about resourcing patients with techniques they can use to help themselves feel safe – even when you aren’t there.
Peter shows us one way to do it in this short video. Check it out – it’s about 6 1/2 minutes.
What techniques have you found effective in helping patients feel safe? Please share your comments below.