Workplace Trauma : Future Focus Counselling & Consulting

Common Sources

  • Witnessing or being involved in a workplace accident or injury
  • Experiences of bullying, harassment, or discrimination
  • High-stress or high-risk work environments
  • Organizational changes or job insecurity
  • Lack of support or recognition in the workplace

Signs of Trauma

  • Persistent anxiety, fear, or hypervigilance related to the workplace
  • Avoidance of work or work-related situations
  • Intrusive thoughts or flashbacks about a traumatic work event
  • Changes in mood or behavior, such as irritability or withdrawal
  • Physical symptoms like sleep disturbances, fatigue, or headaches

Therapeutic Approach

Therapy for workplace trauma often involves a range of techniques tailored to the individual's experiences and needs. Mindfulness-based interventions can help in managing stress and promoting relaxation. Narrative therapy can be useful for individuals to make sense of their traumatic experiences and to find a way to articulate their story in a healing manner. Relaxation techniques and stress management strategies can also be beneficial in addressing the physical symptoms of trauma. Additionally, exploring emotional responses and developing coping strategies through talk therapy can provide significant relief. The goal is to support individuals in their recovery, helping them to understand and process their experiences, develop resilience, and find healthier ways of relating to their work environment. This therapeutic process is crucial for restoring mental well-being and confidence in the workplace.

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