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Psychoeducation for young people: Visual tools to help young people understand the neuroscience of trauma

Dec 14, 2018

The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine (NICABM) have developed a series of infographics that explain the neuroscience behind emotions and behaviours.

If you work with clients with a trauma history, have difficulty managing emotions including anger, or trouble with distress tolerance, these infographics may be a useful tool to help explain what is occurring in their brain. Using a psychoeducation approach can help to reduce some of the shame and stigma they may feel around expressing “big” emotions.

Infographics include: “How Anger Affects your Body and Brain”, “How to Help Your Clients Understand their Window of Tolerance”, “How Trauma Can Impact Four Types of Memory”, “What Happens in the Brain During Trauma”, “Guilt vs. Shame” and more.  

Go to the NICABM website to see the full toolkit of visual tools.