Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD – What is it?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an extreme form of anxiety following a traumatic event. Sufferers often develop PTSD after experiencing an event that caused them to feel extreme fear, shock or helplessness such as a car accident or wartime atrocity or after being repeatedly exposed to trauma such as childhood abuse or sexual violence.

PTSD can even develop after simply hearing details of such events on a regular basis, as can happen with emergency workers who are exposed to traumatic events every day.

Many of us may experience a trauma at least once in our lives and spend a period of time finding ways to cope. But what defines PTSD is when these feelings of anxiety do not fade with time, but continue to be felt months or years after the event and may even get worse, often being triggered by something which reminds us of the event.

Traumatic events that can induce PTSD include acts of war, terrorism, torture, assaults, car accidents, natural disasters, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. And those in the military, firefighters, police officers, paramedics, emergency workers and psychiatric professionals are particularly susceptible to this condition.

The Palladium Private Program is supported by CBT, ACT, Rational Emotional Behaviour Therapy and other client-specific techniques chosen on a needs basis. Our program is underpinned by Mindfulness Training, which has existed for millennia but has only been studied and proven effective in the last twenty years.

Our approach to PTSD is completely different to what you may have tried before. We assist you to identify and address the cause of your problem within peaceful and relaxing surroundings and our qualified therapists work with you one-on-one, day by day, teaching you how to initiate a new way of thinking based on objectivity and reality.

This approach is accompanied by nutritious meals cooked by our passionate chefs and physical care from our professional personal trainers, yoga teachers and spa and massage therapists.

So if you or someone you know needs help with PTSD, feel free to talk to one our admissions team about a program that’s custom-designed for your needs. You can contact Palladium Private by filling in our online query form or by calling us direct on 1300 573 095.