Self-soothing after trauma

Beaumont, EA ORCID: 2012, 'Self-soothing after trauma' , Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, 12 (3) , 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.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal
Publisher: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1475-0724
Depositing User: S Rafiq
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 17:21
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 18:34

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