THE IMPACT OF STRESS AND TRAUMA ON MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
“Trauma is an experience of extreme stress or shock that is/or was, at some point, part of life. Traumatic events are often life-threatening and include events such as natural disasters, motor vehicle accidents, the illness of a close friend or family member, sexual assault, or difficult childbirth experiences. Stress is a reaction to less dramatic and actual life events such as a job loss, exams, deadlines, finances, or divorcing a spouse. While stress is not always harmful, trauma nearly always is.” – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
This study tour will explore the impact of professional trauma on the Nurse and strategies for self-preservation. It will also explore the impact of trauma on client behaviour and their responses in health settings and how, by understanding the impact of trauma, Nurses develop the capacity to communicate better and provide an enhanced professional-client relationship.
✔ Investigate the impact of trauma on mental health and wellbeing
✔ Explore the physiological changes that can occur in traumatic experiences
✔ Identify strategies for self-preservation
✔ Review strategies for working with clients who are demonstrating behaviours associated with past and current traumatic experiences
YOU WILL ALSO LEARN
✔ The language of trauma
✔ When and how a diagnosis is made of post-traumatic stress disorder
✔ The impact of childhood trauma on psychological, emotional, and physical development
✔ The impact of trauma on the major systems of the body
✔ How the body demonstrates the experience of trauma
✔ The compass of shame
✔ To understand the limbic system and behaviours
✔ How fabulous the limbic system is and who would not want to know about it
✔ Models to help us understand trauma – “the window of tolerance”
✔ The importance of reflective practice to recognise and manage the stress associated with trauma
✔ Transference of trauma between patient and nurse
✔ How to decrease the risk of vicarious trauma
✔ How professional boundaries is a way to look after Nurse’s wellbeing
✔ The relationship between trauma and dissociation
About The Host: The Nurses for Nurses Network combines great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.
Website Link: https://www.nfnn.com.au/