Traumatic life events can leave deep psychological or emotional wounds, regardless of an individual’s previous history. The ongoing effects of trauma can be distressing and disruptive to a person’s lifestyle, health and wellbeing if comprehensive therapeutic support is not received.
Each bespoke program at The Banyans Health and Wellness is designed to help people with their unique experience and needs. We understand the highly sensitive nature of trauma and the personal processing that must occur for long-term restoration and healing. All therapy at The Banyans is entirely one-on-one, with no group therapy – ensuring the space, safety and confidentiality required for honesty and openness.
The Banyans Health and Wellness is home to equine therapy horses, and an EAGALA certified equine therapy program. The EAGALA model of equine therapy is run onsite by lead psychiatrist Anja Kriegeskotten and a highly experienced equine therapist. Equine therapy has shown remarkable results in assisting individuals experiencing trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The multimodal therapy program at The Banyans means that guests engage in an intense and busy therapeutic program each week with a variety of registered therapists and health professionals. Spanning medical practice, psychiatry, psychology, physical exercise, nutrition, music therapy, art therapy and mindfulness practices, guests approach their experience from multiple perspectives to gain coping skills and long-term restoration.
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.
For those who may be experiencing more than one condition, the personalised nature of each program can incorporate elements of treatment for multiple conditions. We are able to incorporate elements of treatment for mental health, substance misuse and abuse, chronic stress, trauma, and eating disorder into a program for trauma.
Every member of the team at The Banyans is supportive, experienced and caring – from casual chats in the hallway to therapy sessions.