Second-Hand Shock: Surviving & Overcoming Vicarious Trauma (Paperback)

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Second-Hand Shock: Surviving & Overcoming Vicarious Trauma (Paperback)

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Helping professionals can experience burnout and compassion fatigue as a result of their work, but what about those suffering debilitating problems like depression, anxiety, addiction, obesity, or immune disorders? The cause could be vicarious trauma--a phenomenon that goes far beyond compassion fatigue or burnout.

Every time you interact with those you help, you are putting yourself at risk for vicarious trauma. Absorbing others' trauma while controlling your own empathic response alters your neurochemistry and even the structure of your brain, negatively affecting your mind, body, and spirit.

Second-Hand Shock presents the Rapid Advance Process, a method of recovery created by the authors and used successfully with their own clients. The book includes The Aftershock Workbook, your step-by-step guide through the Rapid Advance Process.

This second edition offers new information about how vicarious trauma can be worsened when helping professionals deny or minimize their personal trauma history - or overestimate their effectiveness in coping with it. The authors also explore the ways that emotional intelligence can protect you from vicarious trauma.

Second-Hand Shock offers acknowledgment, hope, and healing to millions of helping professionals. There is no need to suffer in silence. You can recognize, address, and recover from vicarious trauma.

Vicki Carpel Miller is co-founder and Director of Vicarious Trauma Institute. As a Registered Nurse and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, she specializes in the practice of Collaborative Divorce, the treatment of Vicarious Trauma, divorce-related issues, and blended families. Vicki holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Minnesota and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Nova University in Florida. She is co-director of the Collaborative Divorce Institute and the Vicarious Trauma Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Product Details ISBN: 9781936268283
ISBN-10: 1936268280
Publisher: Unhooked Books
Publication Date: April 17th, 2018
Pages: 182
Language: English