Trauma Recovery Coaching Goals

Primary Goals

Our primary goals as a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach are to help our clients:

• establish personal safety

• feel heard, validated and understood

• learn how to connect with themselves and others by first connecting with one another and then connecting with the survivor community

• identify the lies they learned due to their abuse and replace them with truths

• identify their strengths and maximize them

• set goals and action steps for their recovery

• understand how their trauma impacted them biologically, psychologically, emotionally and relationally

• develop a toolbox full of strong coping techniques to facilitate healthy personal change and make their recovery smoother

• connect with adjunctive resources that will help them meet their recovery goals

• identify any maladaptive coping mechanisms they are employing and address them as they choose to do so

• understand how intergenerational trauma, family mythology and family systems have effected them

Escalated Care Protocol

This client protocol is triggered by:

• An expression of active suicidal ideation – there is intent and a plan

• Active drug or alcohol addiction

• Demonstration of an inability to keep themselves safe, resulting in their engaging in unsafe behaviour such as unprotected sex, walking alone at night in potentially dangerous neighbourhoods, intentionally driving recklessly, dissociation while driving or at other risky times

• Repeated involvement in physical altercations

• Repeated involvement in criminal activity

• Involvement in an actively abusive interpersonal relationship

• Any other behaviour that evokes a concern for your client’s physical and psychological safety

• A score of 40 to 50 on the Client Safety Risk Assessment