Results of a four year study show that Trauma Sensitive Yoga can be a more effective tool than CBT in addressing post traumatic stress disorder in military veterans. Logic dictates that this should also be the case when applied those still in service and moreover to those in similar front line traumatic roles such as our own emergency services. Read more here and stay in touch with us for further developments
“Before commencing on the TSP programme, I regularly practiced Yoga, but more so as a way to maintain strength. I found work a challenge, and wasn't able to process my feelings. Since starting TSP and participating regularly, I have found that I am more in control of all of my emotions, not just work feelings. Importantly I can process my feelings and deal with them in a safe way. I can appreciate and notice when I’m getting stressed or upset at work, which means I can do something about it. When I have time away from the TSP, I miss the support, I miss the feeling of inner calm, and the feeling that I can keep doing my job properly.” Jenny (Senior Physiotherapist - NHS Critical Care Unit) “Since starting the TSP sessions I have become aware of how my body use to tense up when I was stressed [read more...]
My 1-2-1 session with Karen was really useful. She is great at quickly identifying things that have motivated us to do the jobs we do, and how past experiences can lead us to choose our specific jobs. For example I became aware that some of my childhood needs were not met, but those needs are met whilst caring for my patients. Understanding why i've chosen this kind of work has really helped me understand more about who I am. I loved the TSY yoga sessions - she's a brilliant teacher. The relaxation session before bedtime is amazing: I slept really well for the first time in weeks!! Rosanna ITU Physiotherapist Bournemouth Hospital
As we have looked at how traumatic experiences of our patients can get internalised within us, and sometimes past childhood painful experiences can also effect us, this is where we can feel like we are losing our minds when the pressure is on. Like we know that when our belly’s grumble, the brain picks up that signal to then tell us it’s time to eat! If traumatic feelings emotions are trapped within us , over time this can produce an overwhelm of signals to our brains which can lead to that feeling of not knowing who we are . Plus if past painful emotions are triggered so many of us have a much higher response to certain scenarios whilst at work, which can then make us feel our much loved jobs have become unbearable!!! If our interoceptive part of our brains cannot figure out what the body is feeling [read more...]
Coronavirus has hit the Trauma Stewardship Programme for the critical care team at Bournemouth NHS at a time when it is needed most. WhatsApp and Zoom are being used for continued coaching of staff members who are even more exposed in the frontline.
There are many symptoms of health issues such as secondary trauma, anxiety and depression. Here are ten of the most common. These often become part of our lives for which we develop coping strategies, which can be harmful in themselves, as opposed to addressing the causes and dealing with them appropriately.