Completely private, confidential beachside treatment programme
Goodsky's private PTSD and trauma retreat offers a comprehensive approach to treating trauma by addressing its physical and psychological effects. Our team of trauma-trained therapists, along with integrated medicine and evidence-based techniques, aim to treat the underlying causes of your PTSD and trauma. Our focus is on regulating your central nervous system and restoring the body's response to trauma. Contact us to learn more.
Why Choose Goodsky's PTSD Retreat?
Treating the root cause of trauma directly is the key to successful PTSD, depression and anxiety remission and to do this we provide trauma-trained therapists that work together with you to heal the injury of trauma directly, not just the symptoms.
Working directly with the mind and body at the same time is key to a successful recovery, as over time, PTSD, depression and anxiety erode the physical state leading to exhaustion. Working with people to achieve stability physically and mentally sets them up to be able to do the deep work required to heal and recover. To learn more about our psychological work please read about bottom-up processing.
When this type of treatment and the correct type of therapy is applied, guests feel better. Triggering reduces and, in turn, the body and mind return to a regulated and well-balanced state in which it naturally wants to be in. You can be released from the fight/flight/freeze/fawn /flop response you are caught in and start the process of recovery.
Unlike most mental health retreats around the world, Goodsky offers a completely private, confidential and tailored programme that is dedicated to your needs only.
- no shared living
- no group therapy
- your private beachside apartment
- your private treatment team
- your private guest service team
By offering only private treatment, we can ensure the most effective and safest care for everyone, including children and teenagers, with parental supervision and assistance.
PTSD Retreat Therapies and Possible Inclusions
These are primary therapies only. Many other therapies are available.
We've helped many people who have struggled their whole lives to overcome what seemed impossible. Our integrated teams provide a tailored solution based on your needs that will help you get your life back on track and regain your health.
If you are looking for mental health retreats Australia then we also take clients from all over the world and can work with you in your timezone.
Take control of your health and talk to us today 1800-940-962
Psychotherapy(trauma-informed and trained therapists)
Your PTSD retreat programme has 5 or more therapists as part of your treatment team offering different modalities of treatment and care. This ensures that you are treated from every angle and not relying on one persons skill set and training.
Your psychotherapy team not only work together on your case but integrate with the entire treatment team. With day to day progress updates and insights into therapy your team has the ability and flexibility to change treatments and direction at any given time.
You will learn to actively apply up to date tools and skills sets enabling you to self regulate mood, anxiety, stress, depression, heal relationships, safely treat trauma, re-address mindsets and self worth.
Psychotherapy (Equine Assisted)EAGALA trained and certified therapists
Together with non talk therapy we make equine-assisted therapy (EAGALA) a central and often critical component of your programme.
The highly trained EAGALA therapists in your programme (2 at all times throughout therapy) will assist you through a truly incredible experience that:
- unlocks trauma and PTSD (as used by first responders)
- reduces anxiety and depression
- reveals relationship and self insights
- provide reflection & self development in areas of your life
- builds confidence and self-worth
Psychotherapy (Art Assisted)
Closely linked and integrated with equine assisted psychotherapy is art assisted psychotherapy.
Art assisted psychotherapy holistically values the whole person in mind, body & spirit allowing you to release what is hidden in your subconscious and bring it to a conscious level by way of using art and symbolism as tools.
You don't need to be an artist but rather create objects or images that symbolise:
- self worth
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Clay Field)
This unique focus on the sense of touch and the movement of the hands is particularly effective for trauma healing in adults and children. The intense tactile experience of working with clay allows the therapist to work through early attachment issues, developmental setbacks and traumatic events with the client in a primarily nonverbal way using a body-focused approach.
The kinaesthetic motor action of the hands combined with sensory perception can lead to a profound sense of resolution with lasting therapeutic benefits.
Family Constellation Therapy
Family constellations work is considered most effective in addressing systemic concerns. These concerns might include family of origin issues, parent-child relationship difficulties, and intimate relationship challenges.
It can effectively be used as a potential therapy method for people who:
- Are seeking to address harmful relationship patterns
- Are attempting to resolve family entanglements
- Want to overcome inner turmoil
- Have experienced significant trauma or loss
- Are in search of personal and professional success
Psychotherapy (Mindfulness & Body Calm)
Learn how to apply breathwork and mindfulness techniques to regulate your nervous system. During your PTSD retreat, you will be taught self-care techniques that allow you to regulate and control reactions to situations, improve sleep and is a great way to come back to what’s important.
Self-care in enabling the body and mind to thrive
These sessions provide real tools that can be applied immediately to:
- calm your mind
- relax body
- reduce anxiety quickly and effectively
- assist with sleep and sleep hygiene
- tools that can always be used throughout your life
Neurotherapy & Neurofeedback
At the cutting edge of mental health treatment is QEEG scans neurofeedback. This therapy uses an EEG scan of your brain's activity and tailors a treatment programme to optimise neural activity and connectivity. This technique is already proven effective treatment for individuals with depression, PTSD, anxiety and the impacts on sleep and bodily function.
Our PTSD retreat integrates this therapy with the rest of your care team to optimise results in a shorter time frame and enhance capacity and function.
HBOT(Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy)
Oxygen is an extremely useful and efficacious drug in a wide range of medical conditions. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an established treatment for a number of health conditions.
Breathing 100% oxygen at approximately 2 atmospheres of pressure increases the amount of oxygen a patient normally breathes by ten to twenty times. This results in a 10-15 fold increase in plasma oxygen concentration in the blood producing a significant increase in the diffusing distance of oxygen from functioning capillaries, extending blood/oxygen flow and stimulating new capillary growth for healing
For TBI treatments 1.4 atmospheres is used with 20 litres of pure oxygen.
These PTSD retreat appointments give you local medical supervision and medical staff access through our programmes local practice partners plus any additional referrals for scans, specialists or pathology.
This medical review is essential in:
- identifying any contributing root cause
- review any current medical advice or history
- order specific pathology
- request scans
- refer to specialists if required
Psychiatric Assessment with our consulting psychiatrist will review your case and journey while examining any medications and clinical history. Your treatment team will receive a detailed report with recommendations for treatment and care with your consent. This is a top-level clinical and confidential medical report used for case insight and medication review.
Clinical Consultation and Psychiatric Oversight
- Initial Assessment
- Written report
- Personality test
This appointment gives you access to our consulting psychiatrist. In this consultation, your consulting psychiatrist will:
- Review any medications
- Review previous diagnosis
- Review blood pathology to check biochemistry
- Create a detailed report for recommendations and treatment
As part of your programme, we wish to assess your sleep and oxygen saturation levels which will provide a baseline identifying areas that can be improved. Quality sleep is essential in treating and will be crucial in obtaining desired outcomes.
Private Lab and Medicare Testing
Tailored biochemical, microbial, nutritional and hormone treatment based on test results and presenting conditions.
- Modify and optimise gut health to support neurotransmitter & brain function
- treat any bacterial overgrowth found
- stabilise mood and emotions
- optimise tailored nutrition to support all treatments
- Level out hormones and immune response
(Musculoskeletal assessment and treatment)
Physical stress and trauma resides in the body until it let go so an essential part of treating anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma is understanding what is happening physically and then treating it for relief.
To do this you will receive a comprehensive physical and structural assessment to identify weak and unstable function causing pain and discomfort.
Acupuncture(Musculoskeletal assessment and treatment)
Acupuncture works with the energy of your body. The Japanese call this energy Ki which is a vital energy for life that circulates around the body via channels or meridians. Along these pathways of energy are the acupuncture points. We choose selected points and gently stimulate your Ki and create balance throughout your whole body.
This type of therapy supports the regulation of your nervous system and calms inflammation, can improve sleep, optimises mood and may assist with relieving pain related to costochondritis.
Exercise by prescription - this is essential in so many areas of mental and physical health. We include this to:
- create a biochemical shift in your body that directly effects depression and anxiety
- ensure that you are moving correctly
- identify and confirm weakened area
- provide a tailored stretch and exercise plan
- avoid injury and assist in releasing tension
Nutrition & Mental Health Protocols
Working together with your treatment team your nutritionist will educate and support you through personal dietary changes to achieve the following:
- assist in mental health treatment
- balance blood sugar levels
- reduce inflammation
- reduce starchy carbohydrates
- treat bacterial overgrowth
- introduce health bacteria
- increase healthy fat, protein & oils
- lose weight and reduce risk of chronic health conditions
Nutrition & Mental Health Infusions
We use a tailored IV infusion regime to reduce inflammation and enhance overall well-being. These IVs will build on the treatments you have already received to improve your condition, cognition, sleep, and more.
Massage & Spa Treatments
Relaxation Massage and Spa Treatments
Are offered as part of relaxation and processing methods with the benefit of releasing tension throughout the body.
We use a professional spa allowing you to relax in a safe and peaceful environment or in privacy of your own apartment.
Lifestyle & Programming Coach
Your coach is here to assist you through your programme with goals and objectives based on what you have learnt and want to implement.
These could be lifestyle changes, relationships, work goals, weight and exercises goals or simple tasks that make all the difference to you. Your coach is someone you can be accountable to on your road to recovery.
You will have a small team of guests service personnel who will take you to private practice appointments and support you with whatever you may need while on residential.
It means that we are with you throughout your stay and you don't need to stress about finding your way around the coast or added cost of hiring a car.
Case management is your team behind the scenes that maintains progress in your programme and adapts it to changes and new found information as it becomes available.
They connect all of your treatment team with daily communications and case notes, monitor all aspects of your schedule and programme, monitors biometric data, supplies applicable resources, sources treatment team specialists and further medical history if accessible.
Family Support Stay
We know family and friend support is crucial to success in this programme. That is why we allow for supportive family and friends to stay with you at no extra charge.
While you have the support of your whole treatment team, this is a loved who can help and support you in whatever else you may need.
It also a great way to access therapies for you both, such as couples equine, cooking classes, counselling and specific relationship therapy.
PTSD Treatment and Retreat FAQ's
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