Handling traumatic experiences, and the best treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). HealthHackers Ep 30 with consultant clinical psychologist and trauma specialist David Trickey.
David has spent nearly 20 years working with traumatised children and families. He has extensive experience in helping children who have witnessed one parent murdering the other. This expertise sets him apart from many practitioners in his field.
David also acts as an expert witness for the police and the courts.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
🔹What makes an experience a traumatic one
🔹How the effects of trauma can show up
🔹Why some people get PTSD while others don’t
🔹What to do if you think you have PTSD
🔹How you can help yourself if you’ve been involved in a traumatic event
🔹What a parent can do to help their child avoid PTSD
🔹The best treatments for PTSD
🔹How eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) can help
🔹What could happen if you don’t treat your PTSD
🔹Plus, a reason why David believes he didn’t become traumatised after being beaten up by a gang of eight men when he was 14.
Big thanks to the children’s mental health charity – Anna Freud National Centre – for hosting me to film this episode.
Get the show notes at healthhackers.uk.