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Workplace layoffs can have a profound impact on both laid-off employees and those who remain.
Laid-off employees may experience shock, anger, sadness, and even a loss of identity. It is important to acknowledge and validate these feelings while also taking proactive steps towards recovery.
Remaining employees may also experience increased stress, survivor's guilt, and fear of further downsizing. It is important to validate your feelings, practice open communication, and establish boundaries.
Therapy can be immensely beneficial for both laid-off and remaining employees. Therapists offer a non-judgmental and confidential environment to express and process complex emotions associated with layoffs, and they equip individuals with effective coping mechanisms to manage stress, anxiety, and depression.
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