Week 1 – January 5th, 2021 Theme: How to Help Staff Cope with Trauma

Most of us are quite happy to usher in the new year. 2021 has the potential to be a time of reconnecting and healing. Have you thought about how to help your staff team cope with and overcome trauma? Learn the basic how-to’s in this brief article: https://www.workhealthlife.com/respdes/downloads/archives/expat-healthy-working/Newsletter_Shepellfgi_HealthyWorking-Expat_E_1010.pdf

Week 2 – January 12th, 2021 Theme: Tool to Support Employee Success

There are specific steps that leaders can take to help staff members successfully heal from trauma. The process is not from a medical model of delivery, but a collaborative one between the worker and their leader. Easing into and being clear on returning-to-work responsibilities as well as the availability of and types of support matters. Learn more and utilize a fillable workbook to help your employees be successful here:


Week 3 – January 19th, 2021 Theme: Self-Help and Coping Strategies

The Department of Veteran’s affairs offers a catalog of coping resources and self-help options related to trauma management. Explore mindfulness and the ways in which an office visit from a therapy pet might be in order: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/gethelp/selfhelp_coping.asp

Week 4 – January 26th, 2021 Theme: Practice Mindfulness to Decrease Stress

Setting up the workplace to offer the best chance of success in coping with trauma is essential. Helping your team members prevent email addiction and strategize to limit multitasking are a great start. Learn more about it in this article from Berkeley. It even includes an audio recorded breathing exercise to utilize at your desk: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_practice_mindfulness_throughout_your_work_day