Trauma

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Dealing With Compassion Fatigue as a Trauma Therapist

For those of us who work closely in a therapeutic relationship with people who have experienced trauma or other painful life events, compassion fatigue sometimes feels like an inherent occupational risk. Compassion fatigue, sometimes called secondary traumatic stress, is the condition of becoming utterly emotionally (and physically) exhausted after being exposed to others’ trauma for …

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How ART Can Help Patients Overcome Traumatic Dissociation

Dissociation and Trauma Pathological dissociation is a common obstacle faced by victims of trauma. In addition to getting in the way of day-to-day life, it may hamper their attempts to seek help. As defined by¬†Verywell Mind, “dissociation is a psychological experience in which people feel disconnected from their sensory experiences, sense of self, or personal …

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