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4 Tips for Conducting a Safe Environment for Your Clients

Everybody deserves to grow happy and healthy. Unfortunately, the world can be cruel, and these traumatic events can significantly impact our physical and mental health. These impacts can also affect their financial stability.


While prescribed medications and medical treatments can help ease the physical damage, other people forget the mental aspect of the healing journey. One of the crucial parts of healing emotional and mental trauma is creating a healing environment to reduce stress. Experts base it on research showing that emotional stress can impact our nervous, endocrine, and immune systems.


If you want to help your clients with their healing journey, this article will enumerate four tips for creating a safe space and establishing rapport with them.


1. Provide Distractions


The emotional and mental healing journey can be stressful for many people, and a safe space begins when you provide your clients with distractions. They can be beneficial in a healing environment because they can help minimise stress, reduce pain, and make the visit more pleasant. It will also help ensure that patients can focus on their healing better.


You should ask if they can bring artwork, family photos, sacred objects, plants, or stuffed animals to the hospital room. You can also play the patient’s favourite songs and find different movies or shows to distract them. Moreover, look for relaxation videos with pictures of nature and soothing music.


Additionally, ask if pets can visit the outdoor area and determine if there’s a garden on the grounds. Take the patient there when they can, and see if you can open windows in the room.


2. Remove All Environmental Stressors


Environmental stressors like noise can be distressing to many patients, especially if they have sensory issues. You can remove environmental stressors by providing pleasant smells, like lavender, to the patient to help reduce anxiety and stress and offer healing properties. You can also bring earplugs, a white noise machine, or a fan to block noise. Moreover, you can adjust the lighting if possible.


3. Keep a Loving Presence


Even the tiniest acts of kindness can go a long way. Your patients have already suffered enough physical, emotional, and mental trauma, and the last thing they want is for you to make them uncomfortable. For this reason, you should always maintain a loving presence.


However, you can only be a loving presence if you learn to love yourself by taking breaths and practising relaxation techniques to stay calm. You should also realise that optimism, hardiness, self-efficacy, and a sense of control can contribute to good health, and you can learn and practise them. Moreover, be intentional in your interactions with the patient, visitors, and staff.


4. Build Rapport


Most clients are simultaneously recovering from physical and emotional trauma while in the hospital. While providing your clients with amenities and distractions can help them heal emotionally, you must remember that creating a healing environment goes beyond attending to their physical needs.


You can ensure a holistic healing journey by establishing rapport with them. It helps to foster understanding, collaboration, and empathy. That way, they can feel accepted and valued.


How to Establish Rapport with Clients


You can build rapport using small talk, humour, empathy, reflective and active listening, and self-efficacy. You should also create a warm, understanding atmosphere by practising a non-judgmental attitude, watching your non-verbal cues, and collaborating with your patient.


Moreover, you should maintain a supportive attitude, avoid jargon, be flexible, ask open-ended questions, and clarify client confidentiality. You should also use a soothing tone, break the ice, and proceed only at the client’s pace.


The Bottom Line


All patients deserve to bounce back from their traumatic pasts holistically. You can make their healing journey meaningful by practising empathy and attending to their needs.


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