Trauma can rip away a client’s sense of safety . . .
. . . and leave them with a nervous system that is primed to detect threats.
That’s why as practitioners, it’s so important that we have strategies to build a client’s feelings of safety before we help them process traumatic memories.
So in the video below, Chris Willard, PsyD shares some specific questions, movements, and psychoeducation (including some from compassion-based therapy) that can help establish a sense of safety after trauma.
Have a look.
Chris brought up a few movements that come out of the field of compassion-oriented therapy. So if you found this video helpful . . .
. . . you can get more compassion-based strategies that can bring depth to your interventions in the Clinical Application of Compassion Master Series.
In this program, you’ll hear how to integrate compassion-based approaches into your clinical practice from some of top experts in the field, including Paul Gilbert, PhD; Jack Kornfield, PhD; Kristin Neff, PhD; Chris Germer, PhD; Kelly McGonigal, PhD; Dennis Tirch, PhD; and Deborah Lee, DClinPsy.
Now we’d like to hear your thoughts. What are some other ways that you help clients build a sense of safety and security? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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