Decompression Circle™ is a staff support circle that tends to the effects of working on the front lines.
* Serves 2-15 staff per session.
Science and psychologists know the dangers of secondary traumatic stress /compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma and the necessity of minimizing impact, monitoring symptoms and getting support. Conversely most professionals on the front lines do not get this information. Employers and employees alike underestimate the impact workplace trauma is having on their professional capability, reputation, self-esteem, physical health, mental health and personal lives.
Great numbers of highly skilled, trained and disciplined professionals are lost every year due to this lack of support. Some are pushed out of organizations, fired, reassigned or ostracized. Others burn out, quit or feel like they are "not cut out for the job." Still others fall into addiction, depression, violence or suicide. Thankfully with the right tools and support things can be turned around; employees, their organizations, clients and community all benefit from investing in staff support for continued exposure to trauma.