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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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What it is that sets them off.
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SGT Bonnie B.
SGT Bonnie B.
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No one Person's trigger will be the same as anothers some triggers Can be Identified W therapy and tools developed to. help work w/ the Vet. on those ID. However, some are not known until It happes
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PO1 Jerome Newland
PO1 Jerome Newland
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Confronting an obvious lie. Confrontation in any form can ruin the trust between counselor and subject. Reflect don't interject. What you guess at, is trivialising. Do not assume the next person is at the same point as the last one. Which service matters? Of course, methods, exposures, types, actions, levels of stress are different.
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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SGT Bonnie B. - Very true Bonnie.
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Barbara Huber
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I can tell you what has worked for me in 40 years of pediatric nursing: make eye contact; listen carefully; do not interrupt; do not give advice; validate their feelings; put yourself in their shoes; touch, whenever possible - holding a hand, putting your hand on their arm, their shoulder - is a powerful way to connect, be fully present, and validate their words and emotions. Hug and hold, if appropriate. Encourage tears and do not fight your own; offer a tissue and a cup of coffee; offer to find a private place - outdoors is very helpful if possible - to talk; hold all calls and messages and give your undivided attention; pray with them, if requested, or suggest it if you know that they are a person of faith and this is a known comfort to them. After this, when they have finished and “let it all out”, give positive affirmations - let them know they were right to open up to you, that they show strength, whatever you can genuinely see that is positive and good and may be a strength in healing; then sit by them while they make that call for the more expert help that you cannot provide - in my case a support group for bereaved parents, or people who are struggling with their same issues - I often walk with a parent to the social services department, the chaplain, whatever is needed. I help them take the next step. If I cannot at that time hand them over to the proper person, I tell them I will phone them later, and I do, as well as give them my phone number.
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CPT Bob Coleman
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Stick to babes and beer... they'll laugh and have a good time with THOSE memories and take their mind off the bad stuff.
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