Self-soothing after trauma
Beaumont, EA 2012, 'Self-soothing after trauma' , Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal , pp. 18-22.
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Individuals who have been involved in a traumatic experience often feel significant levels of shame and/or guilt. Whilst cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) may be effective in reducing other symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), these individuals may also benefit from using self-soothing techniques, such as developing empathy, loving kindness and compassion for themselves, in a nonjudgmental way1. This might be described in everyday, non-technical language, as encouraging the client to consider ‘being kinder to myself’, as an aid to therapeutic recovery, following a traumatic incident.
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|Journal or Publication Title:||Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal|
|Publisher:||British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy|
|Depositing User:||S Rafiq|
|Date Deposited:||09 Jul 2014 17:21|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:44|
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