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

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Kevin William Grant, Jul 18, 2019 - Psychology - 421 pages

Stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, bullying, and burnout have all become "accepted realities" of the modern workplace. This recovery workbook will help you unpack your workplace realities, educate you about PTSD, and help you build your personalized transformation and recovery plan.

Each exercise in the workbook walks you through a process of self-reflection and self-discovery to help you understand and make sense of your situation.

Recovering from PTSD is a step-by-step process. Whether you want to make a change in the next couple of months or the next few years, this workbook is designed to help you achieve the following:

Open your mind to explore your PTSD recovery options creatively.

Identify and understand the triggered emotions that surface with your PTSD symptoms.

Deepen your approach to life and your lifestyle needs.

Define what you need in your work environment to feel healthy and happy.

Outline your recovery action plan and personal recovery steps.

Transform your passions and interests into a viable recovery plan.

Systematically walk you through how to research and contact local support professionals so you can achieve your recovery goals.

This recovery program has six core purposes:

Validate your current situation. This recovery program begins by validating your experiences and breaking through any denial you may be experiencing by examining all the ways you could be traumatized at work.

Identify your realities. Once you understand how you've been traumatized, you'll learn about how PTSD develops and how to break through the defenses that protect you from the painful experiences you're facing.

Understand workplace PTSD. Armed with a deeper understanding of what PTSD is, how it develops, and how you react to trauma, you will be able to identify the support you'll need to heal and recover. .

Build your recovery team and develop your action plan. Useful tools and techniques will help you connect with and build your team of support professionals and advocates. Once you begin working with your team, you'll start the recovery process by acquiring a set of skills and techniques to help you weather the storm and begin healing.

Grieve, mourn, and let go. Recovery will take you on a journey of grieving, mourning, and letting go, which will transport you to a new sense of calm and acceptance. I'll break down this journey into the stages you'll travel through to get to the other side.

Maintain your recovery. Finally, I'll share helpful ways to maintain your recovery, manage setbacks with compassion, and track your progress so you can proactively navigate the inevitably choppy waters as you continue your healthy and productive recovery.

 

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Contents

Workplace Bullying Harassment and Discrimination
16
Power Abusers Are in Positions of Authority
37
Am I experiencing a toxic workplace?
94
Synopsis
100
Complex PTSD CPTSD
110
Synopsis
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Building your coping strategies Workbook Exercise 32 Five important questions to ask yourself
200
Synopsis
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Synopsis
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Synopsis
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INDEX
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About the author (2019)

Kevin William Grant applies an action-oriented approach to business, trauma recovery, counselling, and life coaching. Kevin's primary goal is to help individuals take decisive and transformational steps so they can create positive, healthy, balanced, and rewarding lives. In his work as a professional counsellor, he applies cognitive, narrative, solution-focused, and trauma-informed therapies. His life coaching perspective originates from collaborating with clients as a professional certified coach (International Coaching Federation). Kevin's workplace mental health perspective evolved from real-world experience in product and innovation management in Big Tech (Microsoft, Mozilla), banking (TD Bank), telecom (Bell Canada), and digital media (The Globe and Mail).

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