[Session with counselor on the boundaries (of trainer)] to recognize who we are in the process, and what our boundaries are when approached by 'client'. To be able to: 1- acknowledge/recognize the other person's reach-out, 2- be able to articulate the limits/boundaries of our abilities.
To be able to know what we know, and is irresponsible to pretend to know beyond your actual abilities. It is ok if possible to:
Go back to adult learning principles. Adults will learn and capture what is most useful to them at the moment (they won't take in more than they are 'able/willing/ready' to).
Sometimes it is important to take a step back when the organizational level trauma is a clear impediment to any reasonable chance at success.
When there are people who are actively "sabotaging" your work / training (i.e., IT person saying no to everything), make allies out of them from the start. Same with staff who are resistant to change / learning.
Recognise that sometimes you will need to compromise on the strictness of the security standard in order to convince people about the larger goal.
Frontline Defenders: Resources for Wellbeing & Stress Management: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/resources-wellbeing-stress-management
People: Sandra Ljubinkovic, Jelena Djordjevic, Adriana Dergam, Angela Kuga Thas, Jane Barry
Holistic Security Manual: https://holistic-security.tacticaltech.org/
Capacitar Emergency Response Kits:
Safe Programme: https://www.irex.org/projects/safe