MindSpot PTSD Course to manage psychological and emotional symptoms resulting from trauma - MindSpot Clinic

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MindSpot PTSD Course

​The Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Course helps adults aged 18 years and over to manage psychological and emotional symptoms resulting from experiencing a traumatic event.

The PTSD course aims to help people break unhelpful habits and learn practical psychological skills to help them manage their symptoms.

The PTSD Course consists of five lessons over an eight-week period. It is designed to provide the information and skills that you would normally receive from a mental health professional. You can choose to receive weekly therapist support during the course, or you can choose to contact us when you need to. The course aims to teach the following psychological skills:​

  • How to recognise the cycle of symptoms involved in PTSD
  • How to recognise and challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, which may have worsened because of the trauma
  • How to recognise and manage physical symptoms of PTSD
  • How to reduce symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares and feelings of panic
  • How to safely start doing things you have been avoiding
  • How to stay well once the course has finished

The PTSD Course is recommended for people who:

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Are Australian residents
  • Are experiencing mild to moderate PTSD
  • Have symptoms of PTSD as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Have at least four hours a week to spend working on the course and practicing the skills

The PTSD Course is not suitable for people who:

If you have very severe symptoms we strongly recommend that you see a GP and a psychologist and/or psychiatrist for assessment and treatment.

We strongly recommend you discuss your participation in this course with your GP and other health professionals. Maintaining a good working relationship with your GP is essential and they can help you decide whether this program is going to be suitable for you.

You can find out if you are eligible for this course by completing the MindSpot Online Assessment.

  • Around 500 people have used the PTSD Course at MindSpot.
  • 96% of people say that they would recommend the course.
  • The PTSD Course helps reduce symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and depression.
  • This course have been trialled at the eCentreClinic in one randomised controlled trial with strong results.

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​This course was written by Dr Jay Spence, Associate Professor Blake Dear, and Professor Nick Titov.