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Practical Management of PTSD

Professional agencies have become increasingly aware of the impact of trauma on clients, especially in the case of those with complex needs.  Trauma can be sources from many experiences including childhood abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence or through other form of victimisation or occupational exposure. This course provides a clear understanding of the impact of trauma and the differences between Acute Stress Disorder, PTSD and Complex PTSD.  It explains how the brain organises trauma memories, leading to the experience of intrusive memories, flash backs and avoidance strategies in clients. 


Based on this understanding, the course will offer participants a clear structured stepped intervention to support clients who are experiencing PTSD.  Moving from initial interventions to support clients to processes emotional responses without revisiting traumatic memories, it will also provide a set of practical interventions to support people change key symptoms of trauma through memory restructuring, grounding and the effective management of nightmares, which in itself can reduce symptoms by 70 per cent.


Who is the Course For? 

This course will be helpful for any practitioners who work with trauma on any level, form occupational trauma through to those who have experiences multiple trauma events. As such it will be helpful to those in private practice, as well as those who work with clients with complex needs in supported housing, recovery orientated substance misuse services, women specific services, those working with families, children and young people as well as mental health services.   It will also help those working in trauma informed environments such as PIE.

Also Available to be Delivered Online?


Yes, Zoom based integration


Method of Delivery 


The training course is highly interactive, even during presentations. It uses a wide variety of learning approaches including presentations, pairs and small group work exercises and self-assessment.  The course is also supported with free e-learning and further resources to re-cap, review and refresh learning. 


Course Length


1 day (9.30-4.30)

Max Number of Attendees 



Resources Required

Flipchart stand and paper

Any seating arrangement


Course Aims and Objectives

The aim of the course is provide workers with a clear range of practical skills to assist those who have experienced trauma.

By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to: 


  • Describe how the brain processes trauma memories

  • Understand the difference between Acute Stress Disorder, PTSD and Complex PTSD

  • Support clients to safely process emotions related to trauma

  • Provide a comprehensive six phase treatment intervention strategy

  • Implement strategies to reduce the impact of working with trauma on the practitioner


"Visualization techniques, greater understanding of brain function.  Theories of laughter!  As always, brilliant, informative and really well delivered training.  Thank you!"

Substance Misuse Worker

"Amazing Training.  Really loved the 2 day course and will definitely look into purchasing books and researching more."

Substance Misuse Worker

"Jedi mind tricks!  Some really useful tools and strategies to best support an individual suffering with trauma.  Loved it all-very engaging.  Brilliant as always."

Substance Misuse Worker

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