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Fred's story

Fred's story

How do early childhood experiences influence our perception of safety in the world?

The following case study follows the life of Fred, who was exhibiting a trauma response at work when you met him at the start of this week.

Now, let’s follow Fred and his little brother Josh from when they were children to start to understand how their experiences shape their patterns of reacting, relating, and responding.

Watch and share

Watch the animation and think about how you could apply what you have learned so far in the course to Fred and Josh’s experiences. See below for some examples to get you started and share your thoughts in the comments.

Step 1.7 What type of trauma were Fred and Josh exposed to?

Step 1.8 Apply the 3 Es of trauma to Fred and Josh’s experience.

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Trauma, Neuro, and Shame Awareness: Best Practice for Professionals, Organisations, and Communities

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