Stop1: Survivor

Coping, remaining alive and functional after a trauma

SURVIVOR-SURVIVORS (2)Check Your Map

Read Chapter 1 of “You Survived… Now What? A Road Map to Reclaiming Life” by Elizabeth Williams (Joy), MBA, LSW, LCDCIII (This should be your 2nd time reading this chapter)

Bathroom Break – Journal

Complete separate journal entries completing each of the following exercises from the book:

  • Exercise 1 –Your trauma and secondary trauma(pg. 17)
  • Exercise 2 – Your symptoms experienced (pg. 19)
  • Exercise 3 –Your coping Mechanisms (pg. 21)

Trip Advice – Support Services

  • Hang Out With The Locals – Healing Exchange
    • Start attending Survivors To Alivers Healing Exchanges. Introduce yourself, observe and participate at whatever level is comfortable for you.
  • Read and Post Reviews – Support-Tank
    • Read the top post in “Answers and Questions” and Comment “Agree” on the “Aliver Rules” thread
    • Post in the “Aliver Commitment” Topic Discussion
    • Share your thoughts on the content of the Aliver Commitment you signed. What inspired you to begin the healing journey?  What do you wish to gain?

Gas Up – Professional Support

  • Coaching
    • Review the journal entries you composed completing exercises 1-3 and come to your coaching session prepared to discuss thoughts and feelings you have about your experience of focusing on your past traumatic experiences.
    • If at any point during your participation in coaching services it is deemed that your needs are beyond the scope of life coaching, you will be referred to counseling services.
  • Counseling
    • Counseling – If you are currently in counseling, continue to engage as directed. If your counselor is agreeable, speak with her/him regarding thoughts and feelings you have about your experience of focusing on your past traumatic experiences.

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