Dealing with Trauma and Difficult Emotions: Working Towards Recovery

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The Scottish Alcohol and Drug Strategy, Rights Respect and Recovery (2018), emphasises the importance of trauma-informed, person-centred recovery services.  An understanding of the fundamentals and strategies for assessment of trauma-related reactions is essential for services working with people who are using substances.  Supporting people in developing skills to manage intense emotional reactions is a key part of person-centred recovery and this course introduces strategies for emotional regulation and manging disclosure.


Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the range of experiences which may be involved with trauma reactions and the factors to consider.
  • Understand the role of emotions in trauma reactions.
  • Explore strategies for helping people identify emotions and their intensity.
  • Practice strategies to help people learn how to better manage intense feelings.
  • Explore strategies for increasing the effectiveness of recovery-orientated treatment within a Scottish context, including motivational enhancement for lifestyle change.

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