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PTSD, or Post traumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person’s daily life.

This course is suitable for professionals or anyone who would like to understand and be able to support a PTSD sufferer. During the course you will:

  • Know what PTSD is and how it develops.
  • Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of PTSD
  • Understand how PTSD can effect a sufferers life
  • Be able to offer support and guidance to someone who is suffering from PTSD

To discuss further or for bookings please contact Doug Hill.

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