You may have heard of trauma-informed therapists. These therapists have trained to understand trauma and its impact on their clients in order to best support them during sessions.
Trauma-informed care is offered by other fields, as well; mostly in social work and healthcare.
The Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource Center says:
“Trauma-informed care seeks to:
- Realize the widespread impact of trauma and understand paths for recovery;
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in patients, families, and staff;
- Integrate knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and
- Actively avoid re-traumatization.”
I grew up with an abusive father, which led me to volunteer for and then work for my local crisis center. There, I was trained to be an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We were all trained as trauma-informed crisis counselors, and we followed all of the bullet points mentioned above in order to best serve our clients.
I’m no longer working for the crisis center, but I carry that training over to my tarot reading work for clients.
Clients often seek relationship guidance through tarot readings, and many of those clients are in or have been in abusive relationships.
I understand those clients and what they have been through, and I know how to support them through tarot readings without retraumatizing them. When a client discloses an abusive relationship to me, I integrate knowledge about abuse and how to recover from it into my readings in order to best support them on their life journey.
Not all tarot readers understand trauma and how to support survivors, but I’m hopeful that more of them learn as trauma-informed care becomes more integrated into society.
I hope this helps you understand a little more about how I work with clients. I offer compassionate, empathic and respectful support through my tarot readings. That’s what clients deserve. That’s what you deserve.
Love and blessings! ?