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The role of negative emotions in reflective practice

The picture is of a yellow house reflected in the water. Photo by Alan Hughes

Reflective and trauma-informed practices are a vast topic. As the Rethinking Homes Network develops, we plan on bringing you more resources and think pieces on this topic. In the meantime, enjoy some thoughts of about the role of uncomfortable emotions in poverty work. I’d say it was realising the importance of discomfort that led me toward realising the value of both reflective and trauma-informed practices in social housing work. The blog got a few interesting reactions, some people seemed to really reject the idea, so key lessons in there about the difficulty of working with complex emotions.

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