Tag Archives: workplace

Another day on the job: Racism and workplace PTSD

How does racial trauma impact lives and careers? Can you get PTSD from your workplace? In today’s episode, Dr. Monnica Williams explains. Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Psychology. She has extensively studied the impact of racial trauma on people of colour. Source: Youtube

How Trauma Breaks You Apart (Structural Dissociation in Cold Therapy)

Structural Dissociation – part of Cold Therapy together with other approaches to trauma and retraumatization. Dissociation: integrative deficit, not defense (child has few active defenses), symptoms (psychoform and somatoform). Integration and adaptive behavior depend on synthesis (association of all components of experiences and functions into meaningful coherent mental structures both episodically and across time) and… Read More »

Love Your Narcissist? Make Him Stay, Depend on You (Tips, Resolutions)

New Year resolutions are notoriously fragile and ephemeral. But victims of abuse cannot afford this cavalier attitude: their mental – and too often physical – health depends on strictly observing the following promises to themselves: 1. I will treat myself with dignity and demand respect from others. I will not allow anyone to disrespect me.… Read More »

How to Reduce the Risk of PTSD in the Workplace | Darlene Illi | TEDxBearCreekPark

Reducing the risk of PTSD in your workplace can start with a plan. “Don’t wait until it is too late” says Darlene Illi, a 911 Operator for 20 years. In her talk about how preventing the pain of PTSD is far easier than treating the trauma, Darlene shares her P.L.A.N. to help us manage daily… Read More »

3.4 Understanding Mental Health – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

This project was a joint collaboration between the City of Ottawa and Gamifi Inc. These videos were created by Gamifi Inc. courtesy of the City of Ottawa’s Innovation Pilot Program. As part of the City of Ottawa’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace roadmap, this series of videos is designed to help employees, their families, friends, and the… Read More »