Recovering from Workplace PTSD

A Recovery Guide for Mental Health Professionals and PTSD Survivors

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Recovering from Workplace PTSD Workbook

A Workbook for Mental Health Professionals and PTSD Survivors

Second Edition
Companion workbook for the PTSD recovery guide.

Recovering from
Workplace PTSD

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Recovering from Workplace PTSD
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A Recovery Guide for Mental Health Professionals and PTSD Survivors

Recovering from Workplace PTSD

A Recovery Guide for Mental Health Professionals and PTSD Survivors

First Edition

Kevin William Grant

Kevin William Grant approaches the complex topics of workplace mental health and coaching from clinical psychology, life coaching, and corporate management perspectives. In the clinical psychology domain, Kevin draws upon his experience as a clinical psychology researcher with a Master's degree. His coaching perspective originates from collaborating with clients as a Certified Professional Coach. Finally, Kevin's management perspective comes from real-world experience in product and innovation management at Microsoft, Mozilla, TD Bank, The Globe and Mail, and Bell Canada.

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Personalized Recovery Plan

Build a personalized PTSD recovery plan with educational material, workbook exercises, and proven tips and techniques.

Recovery Strategies

Effective PTSD recovery strategies for mental health professionals and PTSD survivors.

Self-Reflection Exercises

Contemplate, understand, and digest the material with workbook exercises.

PTSD Learning Materials

Valuable reference material that summarizes the current PTSD research and recovery landscape.

Effective Research Tactics

Learn effective ways to research recovery resources in your local community.

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Is your workplace authoritarian or collaborative? Is Your Workplace Healthy?

Authoritarian organizations develop cultures that tend to blame problems on individuals, and task accomplishment becomes a secondary priority. Exercising power and control within the organization means productivity and profits generally suffer.

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What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.

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The 3 Stages of Trauma and PTSD Recovery

Moving on past trauma, for many people, can feel like it will take a lifetime. For this reason, many people drop out of therapy and give up.  Trauma recovery takes time, and it’s a process we can’t rush. We have to take baby steps and allow ourselves to grieve the trauma. I’ll walk you through the three stages of trauma and PTSD recovery and leave you with a few final thoughts that may help you find your path to recovery.

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PTSD Myths. Separating Fact from Fiction.

PTSD is often misunderstood because PTSD survivors typically resist telling their friends or loved ones about their diagnosis because they are afraid they will be viewed as dangerous or unstable. PTSD survivors may resist treatment because they believe the best way to fight PTSD is to remain “mentally strong.” PTSD myths deter many PTSD survivors from seeking professional help. Let's explore these myths in more detail.

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The top 8 signs you have burnout and how it's impacting your health

Burnout is the impact of too much stress over a long period. Working excessive overtime also increases the risk of burnout. The symptoms are irritability, fatigue, mood swings, and decreased work performance.

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Nine Signs Your Co-Workers are Creating a Toxic Culture

We often link toxic work cultures to a few toxic employees within an organization. The reality is that the environment and culture of the organization must be already damaged for these people to have a dominating and lasting effect. Corrupt colleagues can make life miserable for the entire workforce.

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Six signs your co-workers are toxic and three effective ways of responding

Research indicates the single most important factor in team success or failure is the quality of relationships on the team. One toxic team member is all it takes to destroy a high-performing team.

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Yes, Your Boss Can Give You PTSD!

The reality of workplace bullying, abuse, and harassment is becoming accepted because of the #MeToo movement. The psychological harm trauma causes someone at work is being recognized, but it remains rare for the damage to be acknowledged as PTSD. 

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Twelve Signs Your Workplace is Toxic and Five Ways It's Impacting Your Health

Toxic environments, at their core, are ineffective and destructive to employees. When supervisors and coworkers routinely mistreat each other and act in self-serving ways without considering what’s best for the larger group’s success, the culture of the organization becomes dysfunctional, and employees become cynical.

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Have you becoming desensitized to workplace abuse and how to identify the signs?

Workplaces become abusive when employees are denied basic human needs, dignity, and respect—when they don’t receive the validation, information, encouragement, and communication they need from management or coworkers. Employees become resigned to being mistreated because they’re surrounded by abusive behavior daily and have no way to change the situation. Most employees fail to recognize and acknowledge workplace abuse simply because it becomes the norm.

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Preparing employees to respond to traumatic incidents

Organizations can help prepare leaders and employees to respond to traumatic incidents to help reduce the potential negative effect on their own mental health.

Employers cannot guarantee that employees will never be exposed to trauma in the workplace. However, they can take action to help prevent the most debilitating effects of exposure to trauma by adequately preparing employees. Preparation includes both the ability to respond in the moment and access to the necessary coping strategies and social support after the incident.

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PTSD Treatment Categories

This blog post explores the most common PTSD treatment categories. I'll cover:

  • Coping and Supportive Management Treatments
  • Strengthening and Tone Work Treatments
  • Healing and Resolution Treatments
  • Medication-Assisted Treatments
  • Rebuilding and Establishing a Meaningful Life
  • Technology-Assisted Treatments
  • Bottom-Up Treatments
  • Dual Focus Treatments
  • Mixed Approach Treatments

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