PTSD Treatment Brisbane

Kembali is a world-class treatment facility that offers services to help guests comprehensively address substance abuse and mental health disorders, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Although it’s often associated with military service, victims of abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, major accidents, and natural disasters can also develop PTSD. 

People with PTSD may experience intrusive thoughts about the traumatic event, such as vivid flashbacks, unwanted memories, and nightmares. They may also struggle with shame or guilt and have a negative self-image. Additionally, they may become easily agitated or startled. 

PTSD can increase the risk of developing other mental health disorders, including anxiety and depression.

Why Brisbane Needs Treatment For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Brisbane, Queensland’s bustling capital and most populous city boasts a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty. From its origins as the Moreton Bay penal settlement to its current status as a vibrant metropolis, Brisbane has become a major tourist destination, celebrated for attractions such as the City Botanic Gardens and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Its recognition as one of the world’s most livable cities, where residents and visitors can safely explore its offerings, underscores its appeal.

Despite these positive aspects, Brisbane, like any large urban area, faces challenges related to its population’s mental health and well-being. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) provides insight into the prevalence of stress and trauma across Australia, highlighting the need for effective PTSD treatment in Brisbane and beyond. According to AIHW, in 2020, 59% of Australians reported experiencing at least one personal stressor in the last 12 months, with those having a mental health condition more likely to report such experiences. Furthermore, it’s estimated that 75% of Australian adults have encountered a traumatic event at some point in their lives, underscoring the widespread impact of trauma.

The statistics reveal a significant portion of the population is potentially at risk of developing PTSD, a condition that can persist long after the traumatic event, affecting individuals’ ability to cope with everyday life. For Brisbane residents, this highlights the importance of accessible and effective treatment options to address the aftermath of trauma. The AIHW’s findings also emphasize the commonality of traumatic events, such as the unexpected death of a loved one, witnessing severe injuries or death, and being involved in life-threatening accidents, which many Brisbane residents may experience.

Given the prevalence of stress and trauma and the potential for these experiences to lead to PTSD and other mental health conditions, there’s a clear need for specialized treatment services in Brisbane. The city’s healthcare infrastructure must be equipped to offer support that addresses the unique challenges of living with PTSD, incorporating evidence-based therapies and support systems to foster recovery and resilience.

Options For PTSD Treatment in Brisbane

As a major city and a political and cultural capital in the region, there are several institutions where residents can address and process their traumatic memories. Some of these institutions include:

Brisbane Counselling Centre

Found on Wickham Terrace, this institution features several independent practitioners who display the qualities that the centre believes a counsellor should have: kindness, empathy, diligence, respect, and a lack of judgment.

Ahead Psychology

Nestled on Webster Road in Stafford, this institution features a large group of psychologists in order to give patients an optimal chance to find the one that is best equipped to help them with their trauma.

Belmont Private Hospital

Situated on Creek Road in Carina, this private hospital provides evidence-based treatment delivered by a team of experienced mental health professionals. It is the largest private hospital in Queensland and has been practicing trauma therapy for over 45 years.

Why Brisbane Residents Find Healing in Bali for Trauma and PTSD

A Sanctuary of Solitude and Serenity

The decision to seek treatment far from home is often driven by the desire for a private space where one can heal without the fear of judgment or intrusion. Bali offers this sanctuary, where the vast ocean not only separates our guests from their everyday lives but also symbolises a journey towards a new beginning. Our commitment to privacy and confidentiality ensures that every individual’s journey is respected and protected, providing a safe haven for healing.

An Oasis of Natural Healing

Bali’s reputation as a paradise on Earth is well-earned, with its breathtaking landscapes offering more than just a visual treat. For those coming from Brisbane, the island’s natural beauty provides a therapeutic backdrop that nurtures the soul. The tranquil beaches, lush greenery, and gentle sounds of nature contribute to a sense of peace and well-being, aiding recovery from trauma and PTSD.

Holistic Recovery Without the Financial Burden

The prospect of receiving high-quality treatment without the financial strain is a significant factor for many. Bali’s cost of living and the efficiency of healthcare services mean that we can offer comprehensive treatment programs at a fraction of the cost one might incur in Brisbane. This affordability, combined with the high standard of care and the inclusion of holistic healing practices, makes Bali an attractive option for those seeking recovery.

A Journey of Cultural and Spiritual Renewal

Bali’s rich cultural tapestry and spiritual heritage offer unique opportunities for growth and healing. Guests are invited to engage with the island’s traditions, from meditation and yoga to participation in local ceremonies, providing a pathway to inner peace and understanding. This cultural immersion is about experiencing new things and integrating these practices into the healing process, offering insights and tools that can support long-term recovery.

Tailored Therapeutic Approaches

Recognising the individuality of each person’s experience with trauma, our approach in Bali is to tailor therapy to suit each guest’s specific needs. This personalised care ensures that everyone receives the most effective treatment, with therapies ranging from conventional counselling to innovative holistic practices. The goal is to support each individual through their recovery journey, providing them with the skills and understanding needed to heal.

For Brisbane residents and Australians alike, Bali offers a unique combination of privacy, natural beauty, cost efficiency, cultural enrichment, and personalised care, making it a compelling choice for those seeking to heal from trauma and PTSD in a supportive and nurturing environment.

How To Get to Bali from Brisbane

Brisbane Airport is the international airport that serves the city and South East Queensland. Covering 2700 hectares, it is the largest airport in Australia in terms of land area. It’s also one of the best-performing large airports in the world, with around 87% of arrivals and departures taking place within 15 minutes of their scheduled times.

Should you choose to come to Bali for trauma counselling, Brisbane Airport will be the first leg of your journey. The plane that takes you to Bali will not just be a vehicle; it will be a vessel that changes you, a cocoon of sorts.

How We’ll Address the Symptoms of Trauma in Bali

When you get to Bali, you’ll find that we use evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and personalised treatment to help you address the symptoms of PTSD. Here’s an overview of what to expect when you come to us for treatment:

Individual Counselling

In individual counselling, guests will be given a safe space to delve into the traumatic distress at the root of their PTSD. The counsellors will also work with them to help them understand why it happened and assist them with ways to healthily process and cope with what happened to them.

EMDR Therapy

We also provide EMDR therapy that allows patients to recall distressing events while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus, typically guided lateral eye movements, though other forms of bilateral stimulation, such as auditory tones or taps, may also be used. This process is thought to mimic the psychological state of REM sleep, aiding the brain in processing and integrating traumatic memories. EMDR has been extensively researched and is recognised as an effective treatment for trauma symptoms and PTSD by organisations worldwide, offering hope and relief to many who are struggling with the aftermath of traumatic experiences.

Group Therapy

Many individuals who experience PTSD symptoms generate a loss of interest in socialising. Many of them struggle with their self-image due to guilt or shame over their traumatic event and withdraw socially because they don’t feel like they deserve to have positive interpersonal relationships. Many also isolate to avoid things that may trigger their symptoms. Many also become wary of other people and have a hard time trusting others.

Group therapy provides individuals with a safe space to connect with others as well as learn from those who may have experienced trauma and are further along in their recovery.

Holistic Care and Excursions

Another cornerstone of our treatment is our holistic care. We don’t believe in treating just the mind and body; we also want to treat the spirit. To that end, we integrate activities such as yoga and meditation into our care plans. We also provide our guests with the opportunity to go on excursions to beaches, monkey forests, and a temple so they can experience Balinese culture firsthand.

Address Your PTSD and Trauma With Us

Many individuals struggle with the effects of their trauma, and unfortunately, many of them do not receive the help they need. Instead, they may ignore their symptoms or turn to self-destructive behaviours, such as substance addiction, to cope. However, there is a better way. While the traumatic event cannot be changed, a person can change how they address it.

If you or a loved one is experiencing signs and symptoms of PTSD or complex trauma, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you or your loved one address trauma in a healthy manner so that you can live a fulfilling life.


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