Being trauma informed means that you are educated about the nature of trauma and its multitude of effects on a person’s life.
It means tailoring your services so that you take the client’s reality into account and place a priority on their sense of safety and well-being.
Whether you are a naturopath, doula, midwife, massage therapist, acupuncturist, doctor or other care provider, there is a high likelihood that many of your patients or clients have experienced some type of trauma at some point in their lives. For those with a history of trauma, accessing certain services can feel frightening and can prove to be a difficult and disappointing experience.
As a care provider, becoming trauma informed is a gateway to better client relationships and being able to offer more compassionate care.