Being trauma-informed

There’s been a lot of ‘talk’ about being trauma-informed in the workplace. Being trauma-informed is a must, but how?

It is contextual. As a psychotherapist in my professional space, being trauma-informed requires significantly greater attention and skill.

Nevertheless, for all our daily interactions, having an understanding the nature of trauma and adopting the necessary mindset and attitude are imperatives.  Human connection and the compassion we have towards each other are the basis of being trauma-informed. It is not a thing we add to our repertoire only when we believe there may be a need for it; it is to be integrated in the way we communicate and interact generally.

Read about engaging in trauma-informed practice in my recent article for Lawyers Weekly in which I dispel some myths about trauma and provide some guidance you may find useful. They are applicable to any professional practice.


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