Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or witness a life threatening or terrifying event.

First of all, most people who go through a traumatic event have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping. Similarly, this can last for months or even years. 

Therefore, getting effective treatment after the PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.

Certainly,with time, a supportive team, a healthy environment and good self care the symptoms will become manageable and life can get better. 

Common Causes for PTSD

  • Experiencing intense, long lasting trauma like combat exposure, or emergency first responses
  • Experiencing an abusive or traumatic childhood
  • Physical or sexual assault
  • Being threatened with a weapon

Other traumatic events such as; accidents, fire, natural disaster, robbery, torture, life-threatening diagnosis, and attacks

Symptoms can be:

Intrusive Memories recurring, unwanted and distressing memories, flashbacks or nightmares

Avoidance – avoiding thinking or talking about the event, and/or avoiding people, places, or events that remind you of the trauma

Negative Changes in Thinking & Mood– negative thoughts about yourself or others, hopelessness, memory problems, difficulty maintaining close relationships, lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed, difficulty feeling positive emotions or feeling numb

Changes in Physical & Emotional Reactions– being easily startled or frightened, constantly being on guard, self-destructive behavior like drinking too much or driving too fast, difficulty sleeping, nightmares, trouble concentrating, irritability, overwhelming guilt or shame, angry or aggressive behaviors & outbursts

Learn to Manage PTSD

At Eden, our Costa Rica Retreat Center in Jaco, Costa Rica we focus on natural methods to manage symptoms of PTSD such as:

  • integrative medicine
  • emotional support
  • physical therapy
  • proper nutrition
  • peaceful support environment

No matter your trauma experience you will work one-on-one with Dr. Randi and her team to learn tools, behaviors and approaches to life to help get you on a path to healing.

Finally, our Premium Health Transformation experiences vary in duration based on the needs of your care and time available.