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Those who work in humanitarian, development, advocacy, content moderation, and other challenging roles experience elevated risk of harm and are frequently exposed to trauma-related content. This content may involve violence, injustice, the pain and suffering of others, hate speech, and other grpahic content.
As a result, these staff members experience unusual levels of stress and vicarious trauma that can take a significant toll on their wellbeing and work.
Organizations with employees in these types of roles are increasingly aware of the need for effective staff care and resilience services to support wellbeing.
To help address these needs, KonTerra provides a range of training and support services that can be delivered virtually, in a variety of languages. Below are some session titles and descriptions most frequently requested for staff in high-stress roles.
Effective Self-care for Managing Stress and Building Resilience
Participants learn about what stress is, the difference between self-care and self-comfort, and effective self-care priorities for building resilience.
Building Resilience In Ongoing Crisis Environments
Participants learn about how people typically react to crisis and danger, several practical and portable skills for regulating your crisis response reactions (and why doing this is so important), and key priorities for building resilience and maintaining wellbeing in an ongoing crisis environment.
Understanding and Coping with Burnout
Experiencing burnout is a very real risk in high-stress occupations, and it takes a very serious toll on health, mood, and productivity. Participants learn about burnout and explore a roadmap they can follow to help prevent and manage it.
Understanding and Coping With Vicarious Trauma
Vicarious trauma is an occupational hazard for everyone whose work exposes them to violence, deprivation, injustice, and other people’s suffering. Participants learn about vicarious trauma, how it impacts and changes us over time, and strategies that can help prevent and manage it.
Psychological Safety When Working With Graphic Content
Participants learn about the psychological risks of working with graphic content (including vicarious trauma and moral injury). They also explore protective processes and effective self-care/coping strategies when working with graphic content.
Key skills for coping with challenging calls or interviews
Participants learn and practice skills for responding to effectively and sensitively during challenging calls or interviews, regulating their own reactions, and caring effectively for their own wellbeing.
Putting Resilience-Building Skills Into Practice
In this action-oriented, practical session, participants learn about and practice several resilience-building skills, including using breath, visualization, self-compassion, and movement.
Supporting Staff Effectively During Crisis
Managers and leaders play an important role in shaping how staff experience crises and stressful events (and consequently how well they cope). This webinar explores how managers can support their staff and promote resilience and wellbeing during crises.
Supporting Your Staff (and Surviving Yourself) In An Ongoing Crisis Environment
Participants will learn about research-supported and experience-tested strategies for supporting staff in ongoing crisis environments, including ways to:
How Managers and Leaders Can Help Prevent Burnout
Burnout is a serious problem in many high-pressure professions—a problem that affects both the individual’s wellbeing and performance and that of the team and organization. In this webinar, participants will learn more about burnout, what causes it, and how managers and leaders can address and prevent it.
How Managers and Leaders Can Help Prevent Vicarious Trauma
Experiencing some degree of vicarious trauma is almost inevitable if an employee’s work regularly exposes them to violence and suffering. As such, organizations and managers have a duty of care to support at-risk employees. In this webinar, participants will learn more about vicarious trauma and how managers and leaders can help address and prevent it.
Every organization and team is different. We frequently develop and deliver training in response to requests related to on specific topics, such as: