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How Jewelers Can Use Counseling to Recover from Traumatic Events

Thursday, July 23, 2020  
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By Jewelers Mutual Group

It’s normal to experience a range of emotions including stress following a traumatic event such as a violent crime, natural disaster, or a pandemic—especially if these events affected your livelihood.

Typical emotions range from shock to confusion and fear. You may even feel all these things at once and that can leave you emotionally and physically drained. These are all normal responses to abnormal events.

The good news is there are things you can do to assist your recovery and come to terms with the trauma you may have experienced. Talking to someone who cares can aid in the recovery process. Whether you lived through a frightening experience or witnessed it, there are ways to regain your balance.

While there are warning signs to be aware of and general advice to follow if you feel like coping on your own, it’s recommended to seek counseling from a professional.

Here are just a few of the emotional and physical symptoms you may be feeling:

Emotional symptoms

  • Fear
  • Sadness
  • Disbelief
  • Helplessness
  • Guilt
Physical symptoms
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Loss of or increased appetite
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Aches and pains

No matter the traumatic event, coping with the psychological impact may be more difficult than physically restoring your business. There isn’t a right or wrong way to feel and it’s important to pay attention to your emotions as well as your physical wellbeing.

Jewelers Mutual® Group offers the Relieve benefit—an exclusive offering connecting commercial policyholders to Lifeworks, a leading trauma counseling provider—at no cost to policyholders.

Many jewelers have participated in this program in the past and have found great comfort and value from these services. If you or any of your associates are struggling to cope with the aftermath of traumatic events, now or in the future, please consider using this benefit, which is complimentary to all policyholders of Jewelers Mutual Group.

Regardless of your struggles, know that there’s always someone available to assist you.

To learn more regarding tips for recovery or the Relieve benefit in general, visit the Jewelers Mutual Group Clarity Blog.


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