Breakups, dating dramas and family squabbles; Hairdressers, we have some social networks where we share all kinds of personal stories. Some of ours are more limited, some of ours are broader, and for some content creators, it even includes our entire internet family. When we relax, we tend to let our guard down, and often our conversations can turn into a free therapy session. So should there be a balance to this trend?
‘Trauma dumpind’, which we can translate as trauma dumping, means dumping a traumatic experience onto someone who is potentially inadequate to deal with it. Can you think of an example other than your family and close friends? For example, hairdressers? In July of this year, L’Oréal Professionnel introduced Head Up, an initiative focused on the mental health of salon workers, after discovering that hairdressers spend an average of 2,000 hours a year listening to their customers, Refinery 29 reported. Because it is reported that 65% of the 1,750 hair professionals surveyed experienced anxiety, burnout or depression throughout their professional careers! This is one of the most obvious evidence of the negative effects of ‘trauma dumping’ on people. According to clinical psychologist Karen Garber: “The listener may experience “secondary trauma,” causing them to have difficulty making sense of or processing the newly received information.” Of course, this does not mean that we should not listen to the troubles of our close friends or not share our own problems with anyone. As with many other things, the important thing here is to find balance. Trauma dumping mostly reveals its negative effects when exposed to it continuously and long-term. If this is a good example of starting out with awareness about this issue; First of all, we say to the people we want to share our problems with, “I need to share a problem. Are you in the mood to listen to me today? It may be possible to get into the habit of asking.