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Books by Alison

Let's create happier workspaces that support flourishing humans.

This definitive and comprehensive eBook is packed with insights and practice wisdom developed during 25+ years of therapeutic practice and research. It explores what trauma is and how trauma will impact the individual and the organisation as a whole. We dig deep into burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma in the workplace: how they affect us at an individual, organisational and societal level, the risk factors, and the protective measures we can create in our workplace and our work practices. We take you through how to build a trauma informed organisation and an individual trauma informed work practice.

This resource will guide organisations on how to support staff through the challenges of stressful work, and support individuals to prevent burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.

It is transformative and essential reading for those people who support individuals impacted by stress or trauma; and people exposed to stories of trauma in the course of their work. The work sectors that can benefit the most will include health care; front line services such as police, firies and ambulance; psychologists, counsellors and therapists; defence forces; lawyers; researchers and journalists dealing with traumatic material.

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A beautiful gathering of self-care strategies and mindfulness techniques to help you in building your own self-care strategy. Supporting you to build mindful, habitual practices to care for your self in your day to day life.

This book enables you to build a flexible practice that works for you, with loving, adaptable strategies and ideas.

As well as pages of suggested self-care tips, mindfulness strategies and Journalling techniques, the beauty of this book is in the encouragement for you to interact with the pages and ideas. There are Reflection pages, as well as over 80 blank Journal pages for you to write. colour and make your own.

Embrace your journey <3

Research by Alison

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A systematic literature review exploring evolving and emerging themes in vicarious trauma research from 1990 to 2021.

This research was undertaken as part of my Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

A primary implication arising from this review is that over time researchers have recognised the importance of moving away from generalisations and towards individualised viewpoints of trauma in general and vicarious trauma. This was borne out by the move away from broad brush strokes of meaning in both personal risk and protective factors, and in post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience factors. As part of the evolution of the research literature, there is also a general move towards examining the phenomenon of vicarious post-traumatic growth, vicarious resilience, and personal and professional growth through trauma work

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