Personal Reflection Paper
The invidious comparison is a harmful correlation that demonstration one’s individual view of others as indicated by another as per their class, race, sex, or religion. It is a negative practice to adapt. I work daily trying to redirect my mind from comparing myself to others; it is human nature to have these thoughts. I have noticed when I do compare myself to others. I become sad because I have not reached the level of their success, and the flip side to this is I never compare myself to anyone less fortunate than me. No one wins at comparing themselves to others.
The direction I have taken to stop invidious comparing myself to other is concentrating on my beauty. I have created a habit in tell myself how beautiful I am every time I look in the mirror. I made a short and long term list to help me keep up with my progress. Looking at my list advance keeps me center on and, therefore, I can see my growth. These habits have helped me to appreciate who I am. I enjoy writing in my journal several days a week it helps to shift the atmosphere from comparing myself to other. A saying I like to quote is "doing unto others as you would have them do unto you". To me, that quote is telling me to be kind to other people and help them. If this is done, I won't have time to compare myself to anyone. Last, I stay focus on the positive things I do in helping other and this help me to appreciate what is positive in me.
The definition of vicarious traumatization is the second witnesses to traumatic events that happened almost every day. It's where the professional Listen to clients tell about the alcoholic in their family, child abuse, domestic violence, drug addiction, and rape. They listen, support, and validate their feeling and their experience. The opportunity is open to shed their burdens. As professional helper we second witness the trauma; we cannot help but, to take in some of the emotional pain they have left with us. It is like they exhale and we inhale bits and pieces of the trauma. Dealing with vicarious trauma can be difficult, but one must find a way to avoid the repeat of trauma in our lives. I am thankful that I know the warning signs when trauma has consumed my thoughts. The steps I take are going to my quiet room where I pray. It gives me meaning, purpose and hope of why I am in this position. Getting the adequate time off of work to take care of me helps release stress and escapes the dreadful events. I take long walks to reflect on Mother Nature’s beautiful earth. Journaling a couple days of weeks gets my thoughts on paper and out of my head. Last, I have the support team in place that I can talk to and release what is going on within me. With the above strategies set in place, it will help me with avoid feeling vicarious traumas. We have to understand vicarious traumatization is real. Over time, human service workers confront trouble on a daily basis. Would it be easy to start questioning - why is God allowing these things to happen in the world, and why is there so much suffering in this world? You do not won't get caught up with those thoughts continuing to wonder in your mind because a human service workers could lose focus and become angry, bitter, depress, and sad. Yes, it is natural to feel some type of way; you might even change by seeing and hearing terrible things, but implementing strategies to help avoid vicarious traumatization is where transformation take place. Vicarious traumatization is a normal reaction, but the fact that traumas are on a rise we need to be ahead with preventative measures in place. Here is a couple of strategies that I would create to help workers release their stress. First, I would provide a support group where others can come in and participate in the conversation with their colleagues about the devastating events that