By Catherine Fitzgerald
Following trauma, people need to be educated on what is trauma. And, on the disruption that it causes.
For any level of growth to occur, there needs to be a regulation of emotions. Encourage physical activity, meditation and breathing exercises.
People need to be encouraged to talk about and acknowledge what happened. Invite people to share their stories.
You need to construct an authentic narrative on the trauma. What happened afterwards. And, this includes looking towards new chapters currently unwritten.
Following trauma people benefit from helping others in their community. The more they help, the more benefit they get.