Post-trauma stress training for practitioners

There are a variety of effective treatments available for helping to reduce the symptoms of post-trauma stress. Irrespective of the treatment approach, the main goals are to help clients decrease intrusive thoughts, avoidance behaviour, hyperarousal, numbing, and withdrawal, and reduce psychotic symptoms and impulsive behaviour if they exist.

Once these main symptoms are brought under control, First & Tasman (2004) advise therapy to focus on the following areas:

• Developing the capacity to interpret perceived threats more realistically and calmly.
• Improving interpersonal and leisure functioning.
• Promoting self-esteem, trust, and feelings of safety.
• Exploring and clarifying the meanings attributed to the event.
• Accessing and dealing with dissociated or repressed memories.
• Strengthening social support and social connections.
• Progressing from 'victim' to 'survivor' identification. 

Post-trauma stress training for practitioners

Learn more about support for practitioners at Unbinding Minds

Brief Hypnotic Processing Protocol

Learn to apply our brief hypnotic emotional processing protocol for reducing distress and strengthening affect regulation.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) 

An evidence-based manualized trauma-focused time-limited approach for treating post-trauma stress symptoms.

Hypnotic Processing Therapy (HPT) 

A trauma-focused approach integrating hypnotic exposure & rescripting therapy to manage post-trauma symptoms.