Pathways of
Prevention
and Helaing

Vicarious Trauma

3 POSSIBILITIES

Vicarious
TRAUMA

Broken
CONTAINMENT

DYsregulated
emotional
RESPONSES

LOCked
Response
Patterns

Locked Responses

Emotional
Dysregulation

BROKEN
CONTAINMENT

VICARIOUS
TRAUMA is
TYPICAL
TRAUMA

Healing
Research

Pain is
Learned
Behavior

Chronic Pain

Emotions Rule Behavior

(not cognition)

Depression and Anxiety

Dysregulated
Patterns
LOCK
(4)

Trauma

FLIGHT
Dissociation
Hallucinogens
FANTASY

FREEZE
DEPRESSION
OPIOIDS
SOCIAL MEDIA

ORIENT
ANXIETY
STIMULANTS
GAMBLING

FIGHT
ANGER
ALCOHOL
GAMING

CaNNABIS
Disengagement
Artificiality
 

Responses
LOCK

Emotions
RULE

Pain is
Learned

VICARIOUS
TRAUMA IS NOT A PHILOSOPHICAL
ISSUE

(it's a clinical issue)

Signposts

Mindfulness
As a Skill

(not meditation)

Self-Awareness

Nature
Experience

Emotional regulation

Stressful
Exercise

strength training
running

Unlocking Responses

Training
Heals trAUMA

Nature
Heals Emotions

Mindfulness
heals pain

STAFF TRAUMA
SHOULD BE TREATED

(as clients are treated)

STEPS

BELONGING
TRUST
SAFETY

START HERE

Self-Regulation
and
self-awareness

TEACH AND PRACTICE

Get
Outside

COMMIT TO HEALTH

LOCKED
IMPRINTS
(4)

RESOLVE AND COMPLETE

FLIGHT
EMBODIMENT
PRESENCE
REALITY

FREEZE
MOVEMENT
CONNECTION
COMMUNITY

ORIENT
Mindfulness
IMPULSE
REGULATION

FIGHT
RELATIONSHIPs
SELF-
AWARENESS

CaNNABIS
ENGAGEMENT
PURPOSE

Empathy
and Trust

CULTIVATE and NURTURE

Run
MOVE
LIFT
Play

Train the BODY

PRESENCE
AND Hope

(as outcomes)

TEACH AND PRACTICE

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Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: Pathways of Prevention and Healing

By Ross Laird

Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: Pathways of Prevention and Healing

Pathways of prevention and healing in situations of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue

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