Post-Traumatic Stress – Not a Life Sentence

1-Day Seminar

Available globally as tailored-to-client, private and public forum events  

Unique
Informative
Empowering
Inspiring
Supportive Environment

 Register on-line here - tell us which date and location you prefer

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 

  • General Public – PTS/PTSD sufferers, carers, family, friends, colleagues
  • Community & Charity Groups – Community Associations, Wellness Centers, Aid Workers, Rape/Crisis Centers, Family Support Centers etc.
  • Police, Emergency and Rescue Services – SES, Ambulance/EMS, Police, Fire & Rescue, Coastguard, Community Emergency Response Units, Volunteer Rescue Services
  • Medical and Mental Health Clinicians – Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counsellors, Community Health, Child and Adolescent Health, Military or emergency services clinicians, Women’s and Men’s Health Specialists, Child Trauma Specialists – APS Events
  • Rehabilitation Specialists, Providers and Advisors
  • Students – social sciences, clinical studies, sociology, international relations, international security
  • Government & Private Organizations – Policy Makers, Strategy Decision Makers, WHS/OHS Practitioners and Advisors, Rehabilitation Coordinators, Workplace Counsellors, Human Resources Managers, Equity & Diversity Workers, Emergency Management Personnel/Wardens, Prison Workers/Custodians
  • Military and Other ‘Veteran’ Organizations


THE FULL SEMINAR PROGRAM
(8.30 a.m. through 5.00 p.m.) 

INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN LIFE AFTER TRAUMA – A PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Dr Rebecca Jackson, Consultant Psychologist – This segment equips delegates with a basic understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress, including diagnosis history, diagnostic criteria and symptoms, prevalence, course, comorbidities, and risk factors for certain populations as well as common treatment approaches and interventions. The segment also explores individual differences and introduces the concept of post-traumatic growth.

 

PTSD – A SOLDIER’S EXPERIENCE (and beyond)

Tony Haigh, Senior Consultant  Hear about Tony’s early experiences of the effects of war and terrorism;  understand what a traumatic event looks like including real examples (censored); learn about Tony’s personal experiences and his close call with PTSD; learn the benefits of pre-and post-deployment debriefs, immediate intervention counselling/debriefs and ongoing support; understand the importance of being a support to others – what matters, what the boundaries for workplace support should be and how to manage perceptions; hear Tony’s experiences beyond the military; how to risk manage trauma exposure; and how to manage relationships with PTS/PTSD sufferers.

 

PTSD – FROM DARK TO LIGHT “LISA’S STORY”

Lisa Doble, Senior Consultant -  Lisa was a NSW Police Officer working in a regional location when a routine shift became a life changing experience. In this segment Lisa discusses the incident that changed everything for her; takes you through her diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of PTSD. She talks about life before diagnosis and life after Policing. Hear how minimizing risk, and Critical Incident Debriefing, could have assisted Lisa to understand what was happening; the role of family and friends; recognizing symptoms and triggers; and how crucial education is in managing PTSD and other physiological changes. Lisa is living proof that PTSD can take you on a journey from dark to light, and that you can have PTSD and still function at a high level.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF INTELLIGENCE IN HEALING FROM POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS SYMPTOMS AND MOVING FORWARD

Nola Hennessy, Founding Managing Director/Member & CEO, Serenidad Consulting -  Undiagnosed, Nola suffered PTS symptoms for 35 years until 2002 when her symptoms were permanently erased, by accident. Nola will share her story and speak about the importance of Self Intelligence in understanding symptoms and root causes; managing perceptions and relationships; rehabilitation options that fit ‘outside the box’; and how sweet life can be after healing from PTS symptoms.

 

 

A SPECIAL “SPRKLE” SEGMENT

Julie Cross, Human Connections and “Sprkle” Consultant
Our final segment will leave you refreshed, energized, laughing, reflective and most importantly, with a smile that will last for weeks………a unique and fun experience!

 

 

THE ABOVE SEMINAR IS COMPLEMENTED BY OUR BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE 

1-2 DAY SEMINAR AND WORKSHOPS