OPT-FR

Overcoming PTSD Together for First Responders is specifically designed to support first responders, members of the Canadian Forces and military veterans experiencing PTSD.

Overcoming PTSD Together for First Responders (OPT-FR)

OPT-FR is a program specifically designed to support first responders (including police, firefighters, and paramedics), as well as members of the Canadian Forces and military veterans who are experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

OPT-FR is a 7-week program based on Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an evidence-based treatment for PTSD.

Next Session will start: April 17, 2023

Day and Time of the Group - Mondays and Thursdays from 2-4pm

Cost of the Group: $2775 per participant

What is OPT-FR?

By joining this group therapy program, you will learn helpful strategies to manage PTSD symptoms such as:

  • strong reactions to triggers and reminders of past traumas
  • sleep problems and nightmares
  • anxiety and depression
  • anger issues
  • attention and memory problems due to emotional trauma
  • isolation and limited social support

Who is OPT-FR for?

This program is for you if you are a first responder (such as law enforcement, paramedic, fire fighter or military member) experiencing PTSD. This group will help you process traumatic events and your reactions to them in a group of people who understand your experiences.

Call 250-727-7060 or send an email through the website to be contacted regarding OPT-FR.

Although many individuals express hesitancy to work through their PTSD in a group setting, research has demonstrated the effectiveness of group programs for PTSD. For some individuals, group treatment can be more beneficial than individual therapy on its own.

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