The symptoms of PTSD can be difficult to cope with, and as a result, many people with PTSD can be susceptible to developing unhealthy coping strategies, such as alcohol or drug abuse. Because of these risks, it is important to develop a number of healthy coping skills to manage your PTSD symptoms. 

Symptoms of PTSD include a heightened state of anxiety — especially accompanied by persistent flashbacks of the traumatic event — sleeplessness, moodiness, and avoidance of places or social situations that might trigger flashbacks.

Here are some effective natural methods to help cope.

Coping Strategies

1

Mindfulness & Meditation

Increasingly, meditation and mindfulness-based relaxation techniques have been shown to help manage PTSD.
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2

Physical Activity

Studies show that physical activity, when performed regularly reduces stress levels and helps PTSD sufferers cope with their symptoms.
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3

Personal Contact

Reaching out and staying connected to other people and taking part in social activities will make a world of difference in your mood and outlook.
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4

Aromatherapy

Individuals diagnosed with PTSD have said that aromatherapy can be a helpful relaxation strategy and is effective at lowering stress levels.
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Anxiety management strategies

10 strategies to try

There are a range of strategies you can try to manage your anxiety. What works is different for everyone, and it can take time to find the strategies that work best for you. But remember, if your anxiety is proving difficult to manage seek support from a professional. 

Helpful Apps

Below are a selection of apps that our members have found useful to help manage your PTSD symptoms, medications and WorkSafe paperwork.

Buddhify

Mindfullness and Meditation
Meditate, Sleep, Relax

Reach Out Breathe

Mindfullness and Meditation
Symptom Management

Medisafe

Medication management & reminders
Submit certificates directly

Insight Timer

Meditation

Smiling Mind

Meditation

Beyond Now

Suicide Safety Plan

Equipt

Health, Wellbeing & Sleep


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A Personal Training and Programming program, developed by Triple Zero Fit, to current serving and retired emergency services personnel and ESTA employees who are off work or on return to work programs due to PTSD/PTSI.