Self-care of the therapist

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Trauma therapists need to work on their own self care. The experience of witnessing many terrible histories in their patients, the frequently challenging therapeutic relationship with trauma survivors, make the therapist self care very important. But during the pandemic time, a new situation appears, where professionals are on the one hand the ones who help others, and on the other one direct affected by the general stressful environment.

This video series includes some reflections and tools for improving therapists' self care.


Anabel Gonzalez, Psychiatrist and psychotherapist trained in various orientations, incl. Group Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Systemic Therapy and trauma-oriented therapies. PhD in Medicine and specialist in Criminology. She is a board member of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) and is Vice President in the EMDR Spanish Association.

ESTD course self care part 1 English subtitles
ESTD course self care part 2 English subtitles
ESTD course self care part 3 English subtitles