People tend to deal well with day-to-day stresses and worries, but may find it harder following an exceptional stress, particularly if they experienced one after another. Most stress does not usually result in any harm to mental health, if we get the support and perspective we need shortly after the event(s). Problems tend to occur when either: a) the stresses overwhelm us so that we become chronically anxious; b) we cannot access support so we internalise our emotions and lose our ability to regulate them.
Just Minded can help in two ways: a) for periods of unusual stress, where PTSD is not present, a person-centred solution-focused approach can help to gain perspective and to make simple choices to mitigate stress symptoms; b) trauma-focused CBT embedded within a humanistic approach.
This marries the NICE recommended treatment for PTSD with the care and support that people living with PTSD symptoms often lack.
NB, NICE guidelines highlight that recovery from PTSD and complex PTSD takes between 6-18 months (possibly longer) and is time intensive. To meet this guidance, Just Minded recommends that sessions for PTSD are 90mins long, rather than ~50mins and you should plan for a minimum of 6-12 months in therapy.