Gerry Garard talks to the Queensland Times about the unique rural retreat that the Foundation aims to build on this idyllic parcel of land in South-East Queensland’s Scenic Rim.
Gerry explains how this will be the setting for a world’s best practice program for military and emergency services personnel, past and present, who suffer from post-traumatic stress and related conditions.
The 11 day, live-in Triumph Over Trauma program is lead by an experienced clinical psychologist. It combines evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with evidence-informed therapies for post-traumatic growth. Among these are canine support, equine assisted therapy, and laughter-based therapy. Gerry says that there is currently no holistic treatment program of this scope and depth offered anywhere else in Australia.