Understanding Trauma & PTSD
Trauma refers to an experience that is so deeply distressing and overwhelming that it reduces your ability to cope.
If left untreated, it can leave lasting mental and emotional wounds.
Trauma is caused by events in which someone felt powerless to prevent the event from taking place, like accidents, abuse, violence, or natural disasters.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is a condition that often follows in the wake of a traumatic experience.
Getting professional help is a brave and important step on the path to healing. Recovery happens in the context of supportive relationships, whether with friends, family, therapy, or a survivor community.
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Are You Worried That You Might Be Experiencing PTSD?
Complete the PTSD Checklist (PCL-5), freely available on our website, and please seek support from a mental health professional.
Please Note: This tool is provided for information purposes only and is not intended as a diagnostic measure or a substitute for professional advice.
The Impact of Trauma & PTSD
Trauma & PTSD can manifest emotionally and physically, impacting the quality of your life.
Most people who struggle with trauma or PTSD experience:
Fear| Anxiety | Memory loss | Difficulty in concentration | Changes in sleep patterns | Unexplained physical pain | Excessive feelings of guilt or shame | Difficulty maintaining relationships | Difficulty performing at school or work | Difficulty participating in social activities
It is common for trauma & PTSD to go hand in hand with other mental health conditions, like anxiety disorders and substance abuse.
Post-traumatic growth is the positive psychological transformation that occurs when processing trauma, leading to personal growth, heightened resilience, and a deeper appreciation for life.
The Benefits of Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy
In our experience, our 6-month psilocybin-assisted therapy program offers the equivalent of 5 years worth of traditional therapy.
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What is Psilocybin?
Psilocybin (often referred to as “Magic Mushrooms”) is a naturally occurring compound found in some mushrooms. It is a powerful and hopeful form of treatment for trauma & PTSD.
Psilocybin’s impact on the brain
This compound seems to work its “magic” by indirectly influencing serotonin receptors, which can help regulate your mood and emotions. It also promotes better communication between different parts of your brain, allowing you to gain new insights and release suppressed emotion.
Why we use psilocybin in our evidence-based therapy framework
When psilocybin is used in a therapeutic setting, it can facilitate a state of “ego dissolution”, which allows us to feel connected to something larger than ourselves, allowing deep and lasting relief from painful emotions and thought patterns. It offers a special opportunity for deep self-reflection and personal growth, allowing you to view your hurdles with greater clarity and understanding, instead of judgment.
To get the most out of your psilocybin journey, pre-journey preparation and post-journey integration therapy with a qualified, compassionate psychologist will help you process and grow from the experience, giving you the tools to heal from depression and sustain these changes long after therapy has ended.
Why Choose Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy with EQNMT?
EQNMT takes a personal and caring approach to your healing. Our therapy programs are tailor-made just for you, ensuring a personalised journey to wellness.
Our holistic programs include everything you need for a complete transformation, from Preparation & Integration Therapy to experienced professionals guiding your psychedelic experiences.
After each session, our qualified psychologists provide Integration Therapy to help you make sense of it all.
Your safety is our top priority – we conduct thorough screenings to ensure this is the right fit for you, and if it's not, we'll provide alternative recommendations for your well-being.
Psilocybin-assisted therapy should only be conducted under the guidance of trained professionals in controlled settings. While the preliminary findings are encouraging, more research is needed to fully understand the use of psilocybin in the treatment PTSD & Trauma. Individual responses to psilocybin may vary, and may not be effective for everyone.