Workshop for refugees on dealing with Secondary or Vicarious Trauma

Evelyn Oldfield Unit will host a workshop on how to deal with Secondary or Vicarious Trauma.

The workshop titled “Mindfulness Training – Dealing with Secondary or Vicarious Trauma” will be held at 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA, on 7th May 2014 from 1.30pm to 4.00pm.

It is designed to support refugee and asylum-seeking women—staff or volunteers.

Do you hear traumatic stories from others? Does this bring up stress or trauma? Would you like to learn some techniques to manage this/ protect yourself? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then you are strongly encouraged to attend the workshop.

The workshop will cover: An introduction to Mindfulness; Life Balance; Managing Vicarious Trauma (what vicarious/secondary trauma is, how it can affect you, support for this); How to support each other from here.

Indi Muneesamy, Development Specialist and Gestalt Counsellor Lucy Christopher, Group Facilitator and Gestalt Counsellor, will conduct the workshop.

This event is open to refugee or asylum-seeking women only. Attendees need to represent London-based refugee/asylum-seeking support community organisations.

If you’d like to attend, please contact Sarah on 020 7697 4102 or email [email protected]

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