Trauma and PTSD

When a person experiences a traumatic event that has threatened their life or safety, or the safety of those around them, they can be left with intense feelings or fear and helplessness. This can trigger responses such as avoidance, intrusive thoughts and high reactivity. This is called post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.

A person may develop PTSD after a traumatic event such as a car crash, physical or sexual assault, war or torture, or natural disasters such as bushfires or floods.

Many people show symptoms of PTSD in the first few weeks after a traumatic event but recover on their own with the support of family and friends. Others may require treatment and support from health professionals.

Effective treatment for PTSD involves a mix of inpatient psychiatric care and outpatient psychological services.

How do we treat Trauma & PTSD at New Farm Clinic?

Inpatient

Our inpatient service is run by an experienced multi-disciplinary team, offering you 24 hour care.  We provide a comfortable, stable environment allowing you to focus on your recovery. 

Please contact us for more information on inpatient care.

Day

The Body Oriented Therapy group focuses on trauma psycho-education, mindfulness and the development of somatic/sensory resources for regulating arousal systems. This evidence-based therapy is an integrative treatment approach that utilises techniques from other therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, attachment and neuroscience.

Who might benefit: The Body Oriented Therapy Group is a program designed for people who have experienced trauma and have difficulty in stabilising their mood and emotions.

Entry requirements: The program requires assessment with a group facilitator

Duration: A minimum of 3 month commitment is required. Group members are encouraged to continue until they feel ready to graduate;

For further information please call our Day Patient Program Coordinator on (07) 3254 9100. A referral from your GP or current treating psychiatrist is required for entry to the programs. Please send referrals to our Day Patient Program Coordinator by fax (07) 3254 9601 or email referrals.nfc@ramsayhealth.com.au. New Farm Clinic staff will coordinate admission to the appropriate program.



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