INTENSIVE PROGRAMS

Experience Transformation: An Intensive PTSD Program

Our Intensive Program is a transformative journey designed to provide focused and accelerated support for individuals. Combining evidence-based therapies, expert guidance, and a supportive environment, this program offers a comprehensive and immersive experience tailored to address the specific needs of participants.

Key Elements of the Program:

1. Intensive Therapy:Throughout the program, participants engage in intensive individual therapy sessions with experienced trauma therapists who specialize in stress and trauma treatment. These one-on-one sessions provide a safe space to explore and process traumatic experiences, address underlying beliefs and emotions, and develop effective coping strategies.

2. Group Therapy: Participants benefit from the power of group dynamics by participating in structured group therapy sessions. These sessions foster a sense of community, empathy, and shared support among participants who have similar experiences. Group therapy provides opportunities for validation, connection, and learning from others’ perspectives, enhancing the healing process.

3. Evidence-Based Approaches: The program utilizes evidence-based therapies proven effective in treating PTSD, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Experiential Therapies. These approaches aim to address intrusive thoughts, manage distressing emotions, modify unhelpful patterns of thinking, and promote adaptive coping strategies.

4. Psychoeducation and Skills Training: Participants receive comprehensive psychoeducation on the nature of stress and trauma, its impact on daily life, and effective coping mechanisms. They acquire practical skills and strategies to manage symptoms, regulate emotions, improve sleep, and enhance overall well-being. Psychoeducation empowers participants with knowledge and tools to take an active role in their recovery.

5. Holistic Therapies: Complementing traditional therapies, holistic approaches are integrated into the program to promote overall wellness and resilience. These may include mindfulness practices, relaxation techniques, expressive therapies (such as art or music therapy), yoga, and physical exercise. Holistic therapies help participants reconnect with their bodies, reduce stress, and promote self-care.

6. Aftercare Planning: Towards the end of the program, participants work collaboratively with the treatment team to develop a comprehensive aftercare plan. This includes identifying local resources, establishing ongoing therapy options, and outlining strategies for maintaining progress and support upon program completion.

The 10-Day Intensive Program provides a concentrated and focused approach to address symptoms and support individuals on their journey towards healing and recovery. With a compassionate and experienced team of professionals, a supportive community, and evidence-based interventions, participants can expect a transformative experience that lays the foundation for a brighter future.

Follow-up Clients

The Intensive Program is designed for clients who have previously attended a Long Program, or are seeking a more intensive treatment program. Follow-up care maximizes clinical efficacy and long-term rehabilitation. 

The Intensive Program goals are to review the skills learned in the Long program and further integrate and develop them with each client, adding some more advanced training on an individual basis based on the individual’s readiness. The Intensive Program is carefully planned with the group composition and past group experiences in mind to plan an individualized program for all clients. Follow-up participants are encouraged to attend within 3-6 months after the Long Program and there are separate programs for Men’s Programs and Women’s Programs.  

Daily Schedule

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Group Therapy/Education Session
Engage in a supportive and educational group therapy session where participants have the opportunity to share experiences, gain insights, and learn valuable coping strategies. Our expert facilitators guide discussions and provide psychoeducation to promote healing and growth.

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break
Take a brief break to rejuvenate, reflect, and recharge for the next phase of the day’s activities.

10:45 am – 11:45 am: Individual Counselling Sessions
Experience the benefits of personalized one-on-one counselling sessions tailored to address your specific needs. Our skilled therapists offer a compassionate and confidential space for you to explore and process your unique journey towards healing. Additionally, engage in individual community exposure therapy, empowering you to gradually confront and overcome specific triggers or challenges within a supportive environment.

11:45 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break / Exercise
Enjoy a well-deserved lunch break where you can nourish your body and connect with fellow participants. Engage in optional physical exercise options tailored to your abilities and preferences, fostering overall well-being and promoting the release of endorphins to support your healing journey.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Individual Sessions
Continue your personal growth and healing through focused individual therapy sessions. Utilize this time to dive deeper into specific issues, explore personal insights, and work collaboratively with your therapist to address your unique therapeutic goals.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Somatic Therapy
Experience the power of somatic-based approaches, which can further enhance your healing process. Engage in practices such as mindfulness, yoga, art therapy, or other modalities tailored to promote mind-body connection and support holistic well-being.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Walking and Social Integration
Take time to engage in gentle physical activity through guided walks, allowing you to reconnect with nature and promote a sense of grounding and inner calm. This session also offers opportunities for social integration, fostering connections with fellow participants and providing a supportive network for mutual support and understanding.

4:00 pm: Daily Wrap-Up
Conclude the day’s activities with a reflective and informative wrap-up session. This is a valuable opportunity to process the day’s experiences, reinforce key learnings, and set intentions for continued growth and progress in your healing journey.

Our daily schedule ensures a structured and balanced approach, offering a diverse range of therapeutic modalities and activities designed to address your unique needs and promote comprehensive healing.