Trauma Recovery Room

About This Technique

Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing event like a car accident, sexual assault, or natural disaster. The experience overwhelms a person’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, and diminishes their sense of self.

While there are no objective criteria to evaluate which events will affect a person profoundly and cause post-trauma symptoms, circumstances typically involve loss of control, helplessness, pain, confusion, or loss. 

Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer-term reactions include unpredictable emotions, nightmares, flashbacks, and physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives. Therapists can help them find constructive ways of managing their emotions.

About This Room

This room features a Coping with Trauma Card Deck, a Breathing Ball, as well as a Progressive Relaxation audio. The Room also includes a PDF workbook of 12 techniques and a video on using EFT Tapping to treat trauma.

Using the Elements in Other Rooms

While you may want to use this Room as-is, you may also want to add the Content to other treatment Rooms. The content can be found below. Follow the directions to add it to any VCR Room.


Click here to open the MP3 file. Then right-click to download to your computer. Finally, upload the MP3 file using the Audio Uploader Element.


Click here to download the PDF. Then upload the assessment using the PDF Uploader.


When you click the Card Deck Element, you can add a deck to any room. Click “Switch Deck” to choose this 51-Card Deck. Note that you can add cards or edit selected cards when you select the “Edit” button.

Click here to find additional content for the Virtual Counseling Rooms.



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