Mitigating Trauma and Building Resilience in your Workforce

Uncover how trauma and stress affect your workplace and resolve it.

Mitigating Trauma and Building Resilience in your Workforce

About the service

In this session, Marisol Solarte-Erlacher will engage the audience in a 60 - 90 minute session via didactic education, audience participation, and interactive practice to solidify the knowledge and skills gained so they can be transferred to the teams in their communities. She is inclusive in her teaching style, uses multimedia methods and encourages audience participation.

As a trauma expert, Marisol will discuss the impacts of trauma and stress, how the brain responds to trauma, and how those responses manifest in the landscape of the present-day workplace. She will then provide audience members with concrete skills to address the natural course of the brain’s responses and help build resilience in themselves and their team members with these skills. She will create a safe space to share common trauma responses in those environments and to practice stress reduction along different points in the trauma response.

It is critical to eliminate shame and blame (common feelings and responses associated with the traumatized brain) when responding to and supporting persons experiencing trauma or post traumatic stress. Marisol’s approach provides you with a clear, and neutral path to help you support your team members and yourself. You don’t need to be a therapist or get any details of ‘what happened’ in order to help. You will also be provided with some basic cues to look for in determining when you or your team member may need the assistance of a trained trauma recovery clinician. 

Learning Objectives: outline the key takeaways (specific skills and/or practical knowledge) the audience will gain by attending your session.

  1. Participants will gain an objective understanding of the autonomic brain responses to trauma and how the brain processes trauma; 
  2. Participants will learn how and when to intervene with a traumatized employee to mitigate its effects; and, 
  3. Participants will learn how to reprocess trauma so that persons impacted develop higher resilience and fewer of the negative impacts of trauma.