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REACTIONS TO PERSONAL CRISIS
  • How you may feel emotionally after a traumatic
    incident.

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Professional People
  • Used to dealing with crises
  • Able to stand back
  • Self control
  • Role boundaries
  • Human!
  • Emotions
  • Feelings
  • Personal Life
  • Caring people

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Understandable reactions to abnormal events.
Although intense and difficult to put up with,
these are the way ordinary people can
feel. Normal set of responses to an abnormal
occurrence.
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Definitions
  • TRAUMA - a powerful shock that may have
    long-lasting consequences.OED
  • POST TRAUMA STRESS - The normal reactions of
    normal people to events which, for them, are
    unusual or abnormal

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Definitions
  • POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER - The development
    of certain characteristic symptoms following a
    psychologically distressing event which is
    outside the range of normal human experience
    DSM IVR

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Seven stages of Transition
INTERNALISATION
DENIAL
MOOD
SEARCH FOR MEANING
NUMBNESS
TESTING
DEPRESSION ANGER
ACCEPTANCE OF REALITY/LETTING GO
Beginning of transition
TIME
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Basic Beliefs
  • Invulnerability - bad things happen to other
    people
  • Meaning purpose - the reason to live and carry
    on. Life makes sense.
  • Self-respect (image,esteem,confidence) - Im
    OK, value

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In the first weeks and months
  • Re-experiencing incident
  • Flashbacks Dreams
  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Numbness
  • Helplessness
  • Shame Guilt
  • Fear. Living on borrowed time

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Effects on your body
  • Tiredness and exhaustion
  • Racing heart and shakes
  • Rapid breathing
  • Profuse sweating
  • Headaches, neck and backache
  • Tightness in throat and chest
  • Gastro-intestinal problems
  • Sleep problems

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In the longer term
  • Loss of interest
  • Loss of confidence
  • Personality change
  • Avoidance behaviour
  • Inappropriate behaviour
  • Excessive smoking or drinking
  • Relationship difficulties

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Trauma Support Programme
  • legitimises the impact of trauma
  • acknowledges organisational responsibility
  • provides appropriate and effective support.

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Critical Incident Review - Facts
  • Before the Incident
  • During the Incident
  • After The Incident

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Critical Incident Review - Feelings
  • Feelings experienced during the incident
  • Sensory Impressions
  • Emotional Reactions
  • Feelings

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Critical Incident Review - Future
  • Normalisation
  • Information
  • Recommendations
  • When to seek help
  • Support
  • Personal care

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Appropriate Intervention
  • Critical Incident Review
  • Counselling
  • GP / Force Medical Officer
  • Referral to Psychiatric Service
  • Evaluation and Monitoring

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Each man must find within himself the various
methods to contain and control the pain and
confusion within. There are no ready-made
answers. It is a slow process of rediscovery,
where denial or flight from inward turmoil is the
antithesis of self-healing. We go that road
alone. We may be helped but we cannot be pushed
or misdirected. We each have the power within us
to re-humanise ourselves. We are our own self
healers. Brian Keenan, The Guardian 09/08/91
following the release of fellow hostage John
McCarthy
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Title: REACTIONS TO PERSONAL CRISIS


1
REACTIONS TO PERSONAL CRISIS
  • How you may feel emotionally after a traumatic
    incident.

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(No Transcript)
3
(No Transcript)
4
(No Transcript)
5
(No Transcript)
6
(No Transcript)
7
Professional People
  • Used to dealing with crises
  • Able to stand back
  • Self control
  • Role boundaries
  • Human!
  • Emotions
  • Feelings
  • Personal Life
  • Caring people

8
(No Transcript)
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Understandable reactions to abnormal events.
Although intense and difficult to put up with,
these are the way ordinary people can
feel. Normal set of responses to an abnormal
occurrence.
10
Definitions
  • TRAUMA - a powerful shock that may have
    long-lasting consequences.OED
  • POST TRAUMA STRESS - The normal reactions of
    normal people to events which, for them, are
    unusual or abnormal

11
Definitions
  • POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER - The development
    of certain characteristic symptoms following a
    psychologically distressing event which is
    outside the range of normal human experience
    DSM IVR

12
Seven stages of Transition
INTERNALISATION
DENIAL
MOOD
SEARCH FOR MEANING
NUMBNESS
TESTING
DEPRESSION ANGER
ACCEPTANCE OF REALITY/LETTING GO
Beginning of transition
TIME
13
Basic Beliefs
  • Invulnerability - bad things happen to other
    people
  • Meaning purpose - the reason to live and carry
    on. Life makes sense.
  • Self-respect (image,esteem,confidence) - Im
    OK, value

14
In the first weeks and months
  • Re-experiencing incident
  • Flashbacks Dreams
  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Numbness
  • Helplessness
  • Shame Guilt
  • Fear. Living on borrowed time

15
Effects on your body
  • Tiredness and exhaustion
  • Racing heart and shakes
  • Rapid breathing
  • Profuse sweating
  • Headaches, neck and backache
  • Tightness in throat and chest
  • Gastro-intestinal problems
  • Sleep problems

16
In the longer term
  • Loss of interest
  • Loss of confidence
  • Personality change
  • Avoidance behaviour
  • Inappropriate behaviour
  • Excessive smoking or drinking
  • Relationship difficulties

17
Trauma Support Programme
  • legitimises the impact of trauma
  • acknowledges organisational responsibility
  • provides appropriate and effective support.

18
Critical Incident Review - Facts
  • Before the Incident
  • During the Incident
  • After The Incident

19
Critical Incident Review - Feelings
  • Feelings experienced during the incident
  • Sensory Impressions
  • Emotional Reactions
  • Feelings

20
Critical Incident Review - Future
  • Normalisation
  • Information
  • Recommendations
  • When to seek help
  • Support
  • Personal care

21
Appropriate Intervention
  • Critical Incident Review
  • Counselling
  • GP / Force Medical Officer
  • Referral to Psychiatric Service
  • Evaluation and Monitoring

22
Each man must find within himself the various
methods to contain and control the pain and
confusion within. There are no ready-made
answers. It is a slow process of rediscovery,
where denial or flight from inward turmoil is the
antithesis of self-healing. We go that road
alone. We may be helped but we cannot be pushed
or misdirected. We each have the power within us
to re-humanise ourselves. We are our own self
healers. Brian Keenan, The Guardian 09/08/91
following the release of fellow hostage John
McCarthy
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