Posttraumatic Stress (PTS) can occur after a traumatic event. People with this condition are often troubled by distressing memories or thoughts about the trauma. They often avoid memories and other reminders about what happened, and can experience intense anxiety, sadness, or anger. These symptoms have a significant impact on relationships, work and daily activities.
A traumatic event is an event you witnessed, experienced, or learned about that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury. Common types of trauma include:
- Car accidents
- Work accidents
- Physical or sexual assault
- Military combat
- Natural disasters
- Working as a police, fire, or ambulance officer, where you are often confronted with details of these types of trauma
This course has been developed for people who have symptoms of PTS, and teaches people practical skills to help them recover.
Who will find this course useful?
People who have experienced a traumatic event and are significantly troubled and distressed by their memories of the event.
You can do this course at your own pace but it has been designed to be completed within 3 months. We recommend completing one lesson every week or fortnight. When you complete the course in 3 months, you will be given another 12 months access to help you practice your new skills and progress further. Please note, there is a 5-day lockout period between lessons, to give you enough time to practice the skills you have learned before moving on to new skills.
How much will it cost?
The course is A$59 for three months’ access.
What type of support will I receive?
You will need a clinician to enrol you in this course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you discuss with your clinician and work out how you can make contact if you have questions or concerns as you proceed though the lessons.
How is the course structured?
Our online questionnaires help to establish how you are feeling. Results from the questionnaires are then relayed to your clinician after each lesson. You will be emailed by THIS WAY UP if your scores are above the acceptable range. We recommend that your contact your clinician in this event.
Our lessons are in a comic based format, where you can follow the journey of a character as they learn practical skills to combat PTS. They also learn how to maintain these skills, manage and reduce difficulties, and prevent symptoms from returning.
Download our summaries and activities to reinforce what you learnt in each lesson.
Download additional activities and information that you can complete between lessons.
Schedule your next lesson using our online calendar and we’ll send you reminders for your next lesson.
We are have recently completed a randomised controlled trial on this course. Results will be published soon. For information about the trial see: