Activity 4

Reflect on the body’s threat system, the window of tolerance, and the transfer of responsibility through grooming.

Think of the different ways these tools can help us to understand what happens when we are faced with a threat.

Think back to the different types of abuse and the impacts of trauma. Reflect on the threat responses, and the ways these three tools can help understand those reactions, and how we can use what we know as part of recovery – our own or supporting someone else.

What have you learnt so far that was most surprising, and what do you think will change in how you think about survivors and the role of support?