The PTSD Recovery is a 7-week online program that will help you understand what trauma is, how unprocessed trauma is affecting your nervous system and how to take effective action to retrain your traumatized nervous system so you can take your life back. Through insightful information, practical exercises, and reflective questions, this step-by-step course will help you:
- Understand Trauma and PTSD
- Learn Effective Coping Strategies
- Improve Your Communication
- Reconnect Your Relationships
- Heal Your Nervous System at a Core Level
The PTSD Recovery online program includes:
- Weekly Videos
- Course readings
- Daily Practical exercises
- Personal coaching calls
- Group support and follow-up
HOW IT WORKS
Within 24 hours of registering for this transformational online training program, you will receive your first email with instructions on how to participate. This is a fully online program that can be done from the privacy of your own home at times that are convenient for you. Everything you receive as part of this program is yours to keep and you will be able to refer back to it whenever you want.
Week 1 – Understanding PTSD
Before learning how to recover from PTSD, first it is important to understand what is happening to you. Therefore, this lesson will help you understand PTSD, trauma, risk factors, as well as the neurobiology of PTSD.
Week 2 - Signs & Symptoms
Regardless of how you may appear on the outside, if you have PTSD, you are dealing with a lot on the inside. The unwanted thoughts, emotions, and physical effects of PTSD can be extremely debilitating and can cause significant impairments in your ability to function in several areas of life — mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, socially, sexually, financially, professionally, and in relationships. Therefore, this lesson is aimed at helping you recognize, understand, and manage your symptoms.
Week 3 - Stress & Memory
This lesson will help you understand how the stress response is supposed to work, how it theoretically gets dysregulated in PTSD, and the role of memory in modulating the stress response. By understanding the underlying mechanisms involved in PTSD, we can get the nervous system out of constant overprotection mode and back into healing mode.
Week 4 - Relationships
PTSD affects every aspect of who you are. It depletes your mental and emotional resources. It destabilizes your roles and responsibilities and can leave you feeling demoralized, with little energy left over for your relationships. Perhaps you don’t feel trust or emotional closeness with anyone anymore. Maybe you don’t know where to go from here or how to reconnect with the people that matter to you, and more importantly, how to reestablish connection within yourself. Therefore, this lesson is aimed at helping you find ways to rebuild, reconnect, and redefine your relationships.
Week 5 - Communication
Communicating emotions from a sincere place, without shutting down, becoming aggressive or defensive, or using other unhealthy communication tactics is not easy, especially when most of your energy is being used to manage your nervous system and keep “it” together. Therefore, this lesson is aimed at helping you learn to let people in and communicate with them in a way that meets your own needs, as well as the needs of those around you.
Week 6 - Treatment
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating PTSD. You may feel like you’ve already tried everything without success. You may feel discouraged. But there is hope, and there are effective treatments that work. With the proper support and effort, you can reprogram your amygdala to relax, get your prefrontal cortex back online, and recover your hippocampus’s ability to consolidate memories, getting your nervous system out of protection mode and into healing mode. This lesson is aimed at helping you understand the approaches that are currently recommended in the treatment of PTSD, as well as those showing promising results.
Week 7 - Coping
This lesson is about understanding how and why you developed certain coping strategies, how they are working for you short and long term, and ways to discard unhelpful coping strategies in favour of new ones that will help deactivate the survival part of your nervous system and reactivate your ability to heal.