Vicarious [Secondary] Trauma Workshop
BOOKING OPENS Friday 6 October from 11am
The vicarious trauma workshop is designed for researchers whose work engages them with the traumatic experiences of others. It aims to help researchers reduce the risk of vicarious traumatisation and manage the exceptional emotional demands this kind of research can place on them.
It is particularly relevant to research contexts including conflict, genocide, natural disaster, domestic violence, imprisonment, sexual abuse, and displacement, but is open to anyone who feels it might be useful.
Researchers can attend before, during and/or after fieldwork. The workshop consists of a full day from 9:30am – 4:30pm
The morning session will introduce the phenomenon of vicarious trauma: how it develops, typical effects, and broad strategies to mitigate these effects including: trauma-informed self-care, managing trauma exposure, processing trauma, trauma-proofing your relationships, and balancing trauma with the positive.
The afternoon session will look in more detail at the neurophysiology of stress and trauma response, and introduce a range of techniques borrowed from the trauma therapist’s toolkit that the researcher can deploy to stay functional and well. We discuss use of breathing techniques, imagery, and other in-the-moment interventions. We also introduce a range of methods to process traumatic experience, including therapeutic journalling and self-help trauma therapy techniques.
• Have a deeper understanding of the process of vicarious traumatisation and how it relates to individual research
• Be aware of a range of strategies and techniques to maintain personal and professional mental health and wellbeing
• Form ongoing contacts to draw upon for support if required
See our full Terms and Conditions below
If you have specific circumstances which may affect your engagement with this event, or your meeting our Terms and Conditions, please continue with your booking and contact us by email to discuss how we can support you: firstname.lastname@example.org