Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events (either in a once-off or ongoing manner) or who have found themselves in traumatic circumstances. A wide range of experiences can result in the development of PTSD, and a lack of education can also keep people from recognising its symptoms.
If you’ve been diagnosed with PTSD, you’ll know all too well the impact of a dysregulated nervous system.
PTSD causes the nervous system to get stuck in either ‘fight-or-flight’ or ‘freeze’. For some, this results in debilitating exhaustion. For others, it leads to a state of complete inner collapse.
Many people don’t realise just how functional individuals with diagnosed PTSD can be. As a result, individuals suffering from PTSD’s impacts can lack access to transformational treatments, leaving people isolated and alone in their experience.
In the immense pain of this state, many people turn to self-medication, which can often lead to an ongoing addiction.
At Hope in Health, we work to heal the trauma, not the symptom.
By addressing the underlying symptoms of PTSD-related substance abuse, we gently, lovingly support you as you experience what it is like to have a regulated nervous system.
Our multidisciplinary team of practitioners are committed to developing targeted skills and techniques that bring your nervous system out of the intolerable distress that PTSD has created and into regulation.
Our first priority in any PTSD treatment process is for you to experience true safety. In our unique, welcoming and supportive environment, you’re accepted into the kind of relief necessary for ongoing rehabilitation.
Safety isn’t always familiar for individuals with PTSD, because your nervous system lacks the necessary tools to recognise it. In your first week with our team, we focus on helping you to return to your body. You’ll experience calm, peace and safety, the foundation of your journey towards a regulated future.
In your stay at Hope in Health, our holistic, integrated approach to PTSD treatment focuses on building the tools you need for ongoing regulation in your everyday environment. They become the foundation for continuous long-term work, focusing on your immediate needs and a proactive, supported plan for your future.
When you possess the innate understanding you need to become (and remain) regulated, you’ll be much less likely to reach for the coping mechanisms used during dysregulation.
Our integrated, holistic treatments empower you with the education, insight and understanding you need to experience genuine peace. Our clients find transformational relief, the removal of shame, and the ability to build self-compassion through our PTSD treatments and healing methodologies.
Phoenix Australia reports that PTSD is the most common mental health condition in Australia after depression, with approximately 5-10% of Australians suffering from PTSD at some point in their lives. This equates to over 1 million Australians living with PTSD on a daily basis.
While we’re likely to recognise PTSD in cases where people have survived overt danger or disaster – such as war or natural disasters – PTSD is so common, in part, because of its quiet, unanticipated occurrence in many who experience it.
With so many Australians suffering from undiagnosed PTSD, the link between self-medication and addiction developments is evident. It’s just one of the reasons we’re so passionate about treating the root of trauma in our PTSD rehabilitation programs.