Although stereotypically known by veterans and those who have completely military service, serious car accidents and acts of violence are the most common causes of PTSD.

People with PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are usually individuals who have been through a traumatic event, whether the trauma happened throughout youth or adulthood, the distress and discomfort can stay within them up until they are taught the best ways to diffuse it in a safe and healthy way. These stress reactions can challenge your life perspective and lead you to have depression and self-destructive behaviour. This experience is called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.

Common Causes of PTSD

Of all people who experience a traumatic event, approximately one-quarter of these people will develop PTSD. Although commonly associated with veterans and people of military service, serious car accidents are the most common causes of PTSD. Physical or sexual assault, severe emotional manipulation and relational conflict, and natural disasters are also common contributors.

The development of PTSD can also arise due to second-hand trauma: perhaps seeing an incident occur, or supporting a loved one who has experienced a traumatic event.

 

Signs & Symptoms of PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is characterised by symptoms of anxiety, both emotional and physical. Symptoms of PTSD may become present immediately after the traumatic event, or may arise weeks or even years after the event.

Emotional symptoms of PTSD are intrusive, often contributing to a detached or depressed demeanour. People experiencing PTSD may experience flashbacks or nightmares of the traumatic event, and they may seem frequently distracted. Avoidance of reminders or “triggers” can also lead individuals to feel either numb or highly vigilant and anxious in the absence of any direct threat.

PTSD Treatment at The Banyans

Recovery for PTSD is possible with the correct therapeutic approach. Research has shown that those experiencing PTSD tend to respond well to non-traditional ancillary therapies, such as equine therapy, music therapy, and art therapy. Counselling and emotional therapies operate to equip individuals to cope with intrusive thoughts, but also promote healing and restoration. Through a clinically appropriate approach to therapy, individuals can experience long-term freedom from PTSD and regain the fullness of life through programs at The Banyans.

 

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PTSD TREATMENT PROGRAM BENEFITS
  • Holistic approach to therapy equips individuals with the skills and strategies for long-term management and recovery.
  • ‘One-on-one’ treatment for focused recovery, guaranteed privacy and confidentiality.
  • Onsite EAGALA equine-assisted therapy, as well as ancillary therapies (such as music therapy and art therapy) are shown to greatly benefit trauma recovery.*
  • Multimodal program delivered by registered therapists, including psychologists, music therapists, art therapists, exercise physiologists, nutritionists and more.*
  • Multidisciplinary team work collaboratively providing wrap-around care for each guest.
  • Psychiatry and psychology sessions facilitate deep insight into underlying factors contributing to mental health conditions with tools for ongoing treatment.
  • Psychiatrists and medical specialists provide support and supervision of medication changes. Medications are closely monitored and altered if necessary.
  • Regular sessions with multiple therapists and modalities to ensure strong therapeutic relationships and benefits, spanning psychology, nutrition and physical exercise.
  • Advanced genetic testing underlies individually designed nutritional plans based on deficiencies, intolerances and preferences*.
  • Regular sessions with registered psychologists and degree-qualified health practitioners including nutritionist/dietitian, equine therapist*, yoga therapist, exercise physiologist, and art therapist*.
  • 24/7 support staff trained in mental health first aid. Round-the-clock support staff for emotional support*.
  • Onsite nurses, chefs and support staff*.

 

*Depends on program selected.

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Therapies for PTSD Treatment

Medical Support

Regular consultations with General Practitioners, Psychiatrists & Registered Nurses.

Psychological Therapies

Regular psychological therapy with degree-qualified professionals to address underlying causes of your experience.

Emotional Therapies

Engage in evidence-based & emerging therapies, including equine-assisted therapy, art therapy & neurologic music therapy.

Physical Therapies

Tailored sessions with your exercise physiologist and yoga therapist, and swim in our infinity magnesium pool.

Nutritional Therapies

Personalised nutrition plan and supplement regime developed by a qualified nutritionist & based on advanced testing.

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Recovery from PTSD

PTSD is an anxiety condition that can have long-term impacts on an individual’s health, wellbeing and lifestyle. With a clinically appropriate approach to therapy, individuals can experience long-term freedom from PTSD and regain the fullness of life through The Banyans progams.

 

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Onsite psychiatrist and medical specialist for thorough medical support and supervision

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Daily therapeutic appointments with psychologists, ancillary therapists and support staff

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24/7 support from trained mental health staff ensures safety, security and care

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Focused, personalised treatment to ensure effective, measurable results

Onsite EAGALA Equine-Assisted Therapy

Equine therapy has been shown to encourage significant improvements in individuals experiencing PTSD. Our EAGALA-certified equine therapists, engage regularly with guests to provide a safe therapeutic space. Guests with PTSD benefit from the connection with an animal rather than a person, and the use of representation to process potentially difficult experiences.

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Industry-Leading, Degree-Qualified & Registered Therapists

The multimodal program at The Banyans allows guests to engage with a number of degree-qualified, registered therapists that support and equip them throughout their program. Research-based alternative therapies such as music therapy, art therapy and equine therapy have shown to be particularly beneficial for those experiencing PTSD, and can be included in a guest’s tailored program.

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Effective Psychological Treatments for PTSD

The highly qualified psychologists and psychiatrists at The Banyans have extensive experience in trauma-specific therapy modalities, including eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), brainspotting, EAGALA-assisted equine therapy, and cognitive processing therapy.

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Entirely Tailored Program

The Banyans team understands the deeply personal and vulnerable aspects of therapy, especially when processing traumatic events. The therapeutic aspect of your program at The Banyans is entirely one-on-one, to ensure that you experience the safety, privacy and security required for deep healing and long-term recovery.

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DVA Approved

The Banyans is able to work with Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Gold Card holders. As we are not a contracted provider, our Intake Team will assist guests in the application process to the DVA Health Approvals Board. Learn more here.

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Tailored treatment plans delivered entirely one-on-one for focused recovery. Treating mental health, addiction & eating disorder concerns.

Live-in treatment up to 12 weeks

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Flexible & focused programs to prioritise your wellbeing while balancing life. Treating mental health, addiction, eating disorders & workplace wellbeing.

1 day per week, up to 8 weeks

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Online Programs

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Gain access to The Banyans industry-leading programs from anywhere in the world via our digitally delivered Online Programs.

Flexible schedule over 14 – 28 days 

Anywhere in the world

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NDIS Programs

Short-term accommodation, respite & therapy with allied health practitioners. Working together with participants & their support teams to achieve program goals.

Short-term accommodation & respite up to 2 weeks

Brisbane hinterland

For plan-managed and self-managed NDIS participants

Residential Programs

Tailored treatment plans delivered entirely one-on-one for focused recovery. Treating mental health, addiction & eating disorder concerns.

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Live-in treatment up to 12 weeks

Brisbane hinterland

Multidisciplinary team, evidence-based program

Day Programs

Flexible & focused programs to prioritise your wellbeing while balancing life. Treating mental health, addiction, eating disorders & workplace wellbeing.

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1 day per week, up to 8 weeks

Bowen Hills Luxury Facility

Multidisciplinary team, evidence-based program

Online Programs

Gain access to The Banyans industry-leading programs from anywhere in the world via our digitally delivered Online Programs.

The Banyans Online Program

Flexible schedule over 14 – 28 days 

Anywhere in the world

Multidisciplinary team, evidence-based program

NDIS Programs

Short-term accommodation, respite & therapy with allied health practitioners. Working together with participants & their support teams to achieve program goals.

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Short-term accommodation & respite up to 2 weeks

Brisbane hinterland

For plan-managed and self-managed NDIS participants

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