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No Get Well Card

No get well card

because they can’t see your pain

Trapped inside

Thoughts unwelcome

No get well card

because “you’re not really ill.”

Should have rested more… 332 more words


Vicarious Trauma and the Impact on Mental Health Workers

I’ve been off work now for 2 months following a traumatic incident in my workplace.

2 months ago today, I lay in bed after my shift was over, and could not stop the hamster wheel inside my head from spinning and spinning and spinning as I played the incident over like a bad movie. 1,032 more words

Vicarious Trauma

Coping, Finding the Silver Lining and Living Better through Positivity

My day job is not the happiest of work; I see and hear things that would give you nightmares.  I have a front row seat to the saddest, most terrifying and worst moments of people’s lives.  3,061 more words


What doesn't kill you

It was Friedrich Nietzsche who famously said “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” And he was right. Recent studies have found plenty of evidence to support the concept of post traumatic growth. 808 more words


I'm Always the One Doing the Helping. But Who is Going to Help Me?

Maybe you’ve always been the “good listener.” The one people turn to.

Or, maybe your care-taking role is newly acquired: You became a parent to a child or a pet, took on aging parents, or got married. 810 more words

Presence Skills

How I found out about Vicarious Trauma, by Tanya Wilson

Although I am now a psychotherapist and coach, my first career was as a massage
therapist. It was in this profession as a remedial massage therapist that I first experienced vicarious trauma.  749 more words


Tanya's experience of vicarious trauma 

Tanya and I having an informal chat about her experience with vicarious trauma.