Activity 14

What would be an appropriate trauma-informed response to each of the behaviours described? Consider the threat reactions discussed earlier that are driving the behaviours. Click below to reveal suggested responses.   Reveal Answers SURVIVOR BEHAVIOUR NON-TRAUMA...

Activity 13

What does ‘empowerment’ mean to you?   Make some notes for yourself.   Reveal Examples We suggest the following are crucial for survivors to feel empowered: Safety Respect Choice Collaboration Non-judgment Information about impacts of abuse (mental health,...

Activity 12

Can you think of some basic grounding techniques that will help a person to return to their window of tolerance if they show signs of threat responses?   Reveal Answers Basic Grounding Techniques When a person is in fight or flight response, they have temporarily...

Activity 11

Make some notes about the observable signs of the fight, flight, freeze and friend/appease responses.   Once you have finished, click below to see a list of responses for each of the categories.   Show Answers FIGHT: Hands in fists Flexed/tight jaw Glaring...

Activity 10

In the next lesson, we will be looking at other potential ‘triggers’ in service settings. What is your definition of ‘trigger’?’ Can you think of anything in your current work setting or practice that might increase stress levels in an...