Healing Process


Healing from organizational trauma is a process, and there are steps and tools of effective interventions. In the case of a devastating traumatic event, for an organization to heal and avoid long-term traumatization the following must be addressed:

  • Ensure stability, safety, and containment
  • Name the trauma and normalize experience
  • Integrate the trauma in affirming and meaningful ways
  • Move forward

— Excerpted from Chapter 6, Intervening in the Immediate Aftermath of Trauma