Virtual Trauma Recovery Program

For Trauma, Addictions And Disorders Of Extreme Stress

Covid-19 Has Changed The World

All across the world, EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING is now in some degree of enforced isolation.

What does that mean for us as human beings?

IT MEANS :
WHAT DOES THAT DO TO US?

What it is has done, and continues to do is to cause a great deal of: stressed, anxious, depressed, irritable, fearful people with no means to access support or help.

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But why then would that make people turn to using too much alcohol, or other substances, or online gambling, or even over exercising, and other excessive behaviours? Doesn’t that just make it worse? Can’t they just sit, chill and watch Netflix? It doesn’t make sense. It’s just crazy.

What it is has done, and continues to do is to cause a great deal of: stressed, anxious, depressed, irritable, fearful people with no means to access support or help.

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But why then would that make people turn to using too much alcohol, or other substances, or online gambling, or even over exercising, and other excessive behaviours? Doesn’t that just make it worse? Can’t they just sit, chill and watch Netflix? It doesn’t make sense. It’s just crazy.

NO IT ISN'T

It makes perfect sense.

They use alcohol, gambling, internet gaming, pornography, shopping, eating, etc. not because they don’t work or make things worse but because they DO WORK when it comes to managing overwhelming emotional stress and they DO make things better.

UNTIL……………

At some point, the alcohol or whatever other substance/behaviour that was providing temporary relief, or pleasure, starts to cause problems. (we are using alcohol as the example here but the same principles apply to any behaviour, even “normal” ones like eating and shopping”)

But how would I know that things are beginning to go wrong? Here are some of the clues:

• You start to need more of it to feel OK
• You promise yourself “just 2 beers” but find you regularly drink more.
• You might start finding yourself thinking things like “ Maybe I’m overdoing it a bit”
• It starts to affect your relationships: you get irritated if people around you point out that your drinking has “gotten a little on the excessive side”
• It starts to affect your moods; you get irritable when you don’t get to have that drink.
• You start finding excuses to start drinking earlier in the day.

And this, is just the start…………………………….

Does anything you’ve read so far seem familiar to you?

Or maybe in someone you know?

If it does, believe me – you are not alone.

OUR MISSION
We at the living free institute believe that we have a viable solution to this rapidly escalating problem.

We have created a purpose built virtual bespoke rehabilitation program to help individuals who have become concerned about behaviours that have gotten out of control.

We have created a virtual program
to help individuals to understand that psychological trauma is at the heart
of why they are behaving in the way
that they are.

We have created a virtual program
that addresses the core trauma
that drives the maladaptive use of
alcohol/gaming/food/etc

This program is designed to be delivered entirely online and to fit around the needs of individuals in order to allow them to continue to stay in-doors, continue their employment, look after their children, attend to the other varying day-to-day needs BUT STILL allow them to engage with a program designed to help them with whatever issue they are struggling with

WHO ARE WE?

WE ARE A COLLECTIVE OF PSYCHOLOGISTS, THERAPISTS, NUTRITIONISTS, YOGA TEACHERS, MEDITATION INSTRUCTORS AND COACHES BASED AROUND THE WORLD THAT ARE SEEKING TO PROVIDE CLINICALLY RESPONSIBLE ONLINE REHABILITATION SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO COPE WITH ISOLATION, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY DISORDERS AND THOSE WHO ARE WORRIED ABOUT HOW THEY ARE USING OF ALCOHOL (OR OTHER SUBSTANCES)
INTRODUCTION – OUR PLATFORM
What is a virtual program?
A virtual program delivers all of the same key essential clinical components that a traditional one does but delivered over a purpose built online platform. We use the internet to deliver psychotherapy, different forms of group therapy, exercise, mindfulness, nutrition, yoga and much much more. (*What we are not able to deliver are: emergency, medical and nursing services)
OBJECTIVES

To create a platform for individuals requiring mild – moderate sud/behavioural addiction treatment.

To create a platform for individuals who are struggling with other mental/emotional and behavioural issues that correlate with covid-19 isolation including ptsd, complex trauma and other disorders of extreme stress not otherwise specfied (desnos)

The use of an iop (intensive outpatient protocol) as the prime method to guide clients using a virtual platform that teaches, supports and builds an online guided self directed recovery.

METHOD

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CREATION OF PSYCHOMETRIC SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT TOOLS THAT ARE DELIVERED ONLINE TO IDENTIFY SUITABLE CANDIDATES AND ENFORCE EXCLUSION CRITERIA

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CORRECT PLACEMENT OF THE POTENTIAL CLIENT IN THE RIGHT TREATMENT PROTOCOL

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A TREATMENT METHODOLOGY THAT UTILISES 5 INTEGRATED MODALITIES THAT CAN BE DELIVERED ENTIRELY ONLINE:
1. GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY
2. INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY
3. COACHING
4. NUTRITION
5. A SPECIALISED VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

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THE CREATION OF A SECOND DUAL TRACK DIGITAL PLATFORM – A SPECIALSED APP. PURPOSE BUILT TO PROVIDE CLIENTS WITH THE REHAB ‘ENVIRONMENT’ ACCESS TO 24 HOUR MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT SHOULD THEY REQUIRE IT

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BUILDING UP A NETWORK OF INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONAL CONTACTS THAT CAN AID IN THE DELIVERY OF CRITICAL SERVICES AT EACH STAGE

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THE EVENTUAL CREATION THROUGH THIS NETWORK OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE PROGRAM A LIVING FREE VIRTUAL REHAB ALUMNUS ALL CONNECTED THROUGH THEIR CONTINUED ACCESS THROUGH THE APP.

WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DON’T DO

HOW WE DO IT
The program is divided into 2 components:

FORMAL COMPONENT

THIS TYPICALLY WOULD INVOLVE:
• SCHEDULED YOGA SESSIONS EVERY MORNING 5 DAYS A WEEK
• THERAPY SESSIONS 2-3X A WEEK
• MEDITATION SESSIONS 2-3X A WEEEK.
• TRE SESSIONS 1-2X A WEEK

AN INFORMAL COMPONENT

• THIS GIVES YOU ACCESS TO A RECOVERY COACH 24/7 THAT YOU CAN SCHEDULE TO CONTACT AT SHORT NOTICE IF YOU ARE IN SUDDEN NEED OF SUPPORT
THE LIVING FREE PROGRAM IS A UNIQUE HYBRIDIZATION OF FORMAL THERAPUTIC COMPONENTS AND INFORMAL SUPPORTIVE COMPONENTS TO PROVIDE EVERY CLIENT WITH A PROGRAM THAT IS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THEM, AND THEM ALONE, BASED ON THEIR CLINICAL NEEDS.

OUR MANUAL

The programs are entirely neuroscience-based and uses the latest available research

The living free institute has created its own purpose built manual designed to deliver a specific program for substance/behavioural use disorders and a purpose built manual for ptsd, trauma and other disorders of extreme stress

They are both fully apa - referenced

HOW WE DELIVER

A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING

TEAM

DR RESHIE JOSEPH, MBBS, MSc (Singapore)

Clinical Psychologist

TONI FERRIER
(UK)

Recovery Coach

CHELSEY GUNNING
(Sydney)

Registered Holistic Nutritionist & Registered Yoga Teacher

DESTI FERIYANI
(Bali)

Client Liaison & Program Manager

INA HAMMER
(Singapore)

Director of Marketing & Events