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Critical Incident Counselling

A critical incident is a relatively sudden, unanticipated event or situation that falls outside of usual day-to-day life, which can be life-threatening or threatening to the health and safety of your employees. A critical event (or traumatic incident) might include:

  • deprivation of liberty
  • severe verbal aggression
  • robbery
  • unexpected death or serious injury
  • suicide or threat of suicide
  • natural disaster such as an earthquake, flood, electrical storm
  • fire
  • bomb or hostage threat
  • explosion, gas, or chemical hazard

When critical incident events happen, they are often emotionally overwhelming to those who witnessed the event or knew the people involved. Critical incidents cause significant physical, cognitive, and emotional reactions. Discover Your Potential provides critical incident response services, which encompass a variety of group interventions and personal counselling sessions after the incident.