1. Trauma counseling (Index)

Trauma Counseling

Index

 

SESSION 1:INTRODUCTION TO TRAUMA COUNSELING

·       Introduction

·       History of trauma research

·       Healing has to do with man in his totality

 

SESSION 2:WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEBODY EXPERIENCES TRAUMA?

·       A definition of trauma

·       Life assumptions shattered

·       The different phases of a traumatic experience

·       Important aspects regarding the typical phases of grief

·       The four grief tasks

 

SESSION 3:POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER – 1

·       What is PTSD?

·       What causes PTSD?

·       Avoidance of memories

·       Psychic numbing and emotional anaesthesia

·       Duration of PTSD

·       Triggers

 

SESSION 4:POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER – 2

·       Dissociation

·       Diagram of walled off areas

o   Emotional damage during childhood

·       Mood disturbances

o   Depression

o   Anxiety

o   Hostility

o   Avoidance

o   Grief for losses

·       Impulsive behaviours

·       Somatic (bodily) complaints

·       Overcompensations

·       Repetition compulsion

·       Self-mutilation (self-injury or self-injurious behaviour)

·       Other addictions and self-destructive behaviours

·       Alexithymia

 

SESSION 5: INNER CHILD, FRAGMENTATION, REPRESSED MEMORIES

·       Inner child

·       Definition of MPD/DID

·       Loss of memory

 

SESSION 6: THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

 

SESSION 7:THE CLOSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY AND SPIRIT/EMOTIONS

·       The general-adaptation syndrome

·       Examples of diseases that can be stimulated by repressed trauma

·       Examples of intense emotions that can have a negative influence on a person's body

·       The Holmes and Rahe scale

 

SESSION 8:ACTIONS THAT STIMULATE THE HEALING PROCESS

·       Memorialising our pain

·       Revisiting the site of the trauma

·       The importance of telling our story

·       The importance of reliving the trauma

·       The four steps proposed by dr Merle Friedman

·       Secondary trauma

·       Seven principles of healing

·       Aspects that confirm the healing process

 

SESSION 9:PRAYER SESSION

·       The importance of a healing prayer

·       Ways of getting in touch with our emotions

·       Conducting the prayer time

 

SESSION 10:FINDING PURPOSE IN OUR PAIN

·       Giving meaning to the meaningless

·       The square root

·       Important to see the broader picture

·       The role of pain

·       Darling’s theory of spiritual development

 

SESSION 11:PRACTICAL GUIDELINES

·       Debriefing model

·       Steps to take after a disaster/trauma

·       Warning signs of trauma related stress

·       Guidelines for people who are walking alongside a survivor

·       General suggestions for responding to suffering

·       Responses to someone who has been raped

·       Guidelines for responding to disclosures of abuse

 

SESSION 12:IMPORTANCE OF A WELL-BALANCED LIFESTYLE

·       Physical exercise

·       Healthy eat and drink habits

·       Rest – recreation – holidays

·       The rearrangement of priorities

·       Support systems must be in place

·       The importance of spiritual growth and church involvement

·       Widen your circle of involvement

 

SESSION 13:PREPARING OURSELVES ON FUTURE TRAUMA

·       Evaluating the quality of our existing relationships

·       Hopeful tenacity

·       A large enough picture frame

·       A reconsideration about my identity

·       Vocational satisfaction

·       Living on both sides of the street

 

Bibliography

Appendix 1:Dissociation

Appendix 2:Holmes & Rahe scale

Appendix 3:Square root

Appendix 4:Darling’s theory of spiritual development

Appendix 5:Self-mutilation (self-injury or self-injurious behaviour)

Appendix 6:James Friesen’s criteria for distinguishing between an ‘alter’ (fragmented or dissociated personality) and a demonic entity

Appendix 7:The general-adaptation syndrome

Appendix 8:The debriefing of bank personnel after a bank robbery