Learn to face the stress through various techniques of inoculation therapy.
A change in the response to the stressor reduces its impact on the mind and body.
Strengthen your coping skills against stress and other conditions.
Attain methods to relax the mind and body during and after the experience of stress.
Advanced preparation for future stressful situations reduced the overall impact of the situation. Knowing the appropriate relaxation techniques to practise leave no room for negative thoughts and emotions even during high tension situations.
Defeating Trauma and PTSD
Stress inoculation therapy prepares you to quickly defend against PTSD related fear and anxiety when exposed to reminders, or cues, that trigger these symptoms. It teaches you the necessary coping mechanism to overcome the effects of the trauma.
Stress Inoculation Therapy (SIT) is a psychotherapy method intended to help patients prepare themselves in advance to handle stressful events successfully and with a minimum of upset. It has improved the ability of people with anxiety and PTSD to manage their symptoms when encountering triggers.
Stress inoculation training includes three distinct phases: the conceptualization phase, the skills acquisition and rehearsal phase, and the application and follow-through phase. These phases include techniques like deep muscle relaxation, cognitive restructuring, breathing exercises, assertiveness skills, thought stopping, role playing, and guided self-dialogue.
In most cases, Stress Inoculation Therapy consists of 8 to 15 sessions, plus booster and follow-up sessions, conducted over a 3-to-12-month period. One session per week is the standard practice. Incase of severity, biweekly sessions can be considered.