If you do this work for any matter of time you will be impacted on a personal, spiritual, or biological level.Doesn’t have to overwhelm you but you do need to be mindful of how you manage it on a ongoing basis
Example: you begin to develop overprotective feelings for a client and realize the reason why is the client reminds you of your sister who died in a car accident.
Example – you feel fine/grounded/rested and client comes in and you are overcome with feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, rage, terror, freeze response etc….
Experiences of VT are continually influenced by your life experiences – both those that we choose and those that happen to us.
What are some protective factors you have in your life helping you guard against VT?
Same photo on both CS and CF page, both feelings can exist in the same situation
Lecture 6: Vicarious
traumatization and Self-care
in treating complex
traumatic stress disorders