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Can I be a good trauma worker if I’m a trauma survivor myself?

When asked what the greatest challenges are for trauma workers who are trauma survivors themselves, respondents commented: Separating their story from others; that is, being entwined with their clients’ experiences Transference as it impacts their professionalism, their boundaries, vicarious trauma and themselves Re–traumatisation as it exacerbates them leaving the field and can lead to development […]

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So what is TRAUMA really?

Trauma impacts us physically, emotionally, mentally, and psychologically. Repetition and re–experiencing can occur immediately, as well as many years after a traumatic experience. Ambiguity occurs when we feel as though we are living in two worlds. It also occurs when we have a sense that those who care about us are physically present and psychologically

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