PTSD Course

£365.00 £190.00

Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course.
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.ptsd which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £190.00

Course Description

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Diploma Course

What is post traumatic stress disorder – PTSD?

The official and general description of PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can develop following the experiences of real life-threatening events which can be a war zone, military fighting or combat scenario, anything that can occur within natural disaster scenarios, serious accidents or road traffic collisions, terrorist incidents and physical assaults, attacks of any kind.

Open College UK Ltd specifically describes post-traumatic stress disorder – PTSD as follows:

PTSD is a label and description or name given to suffers who experience a mixture of troublesome, negative feelings and emotions all taking place at the same time that come and go, on and off throughout the day, rising and falling in frequency, appearance and severity, swinging from mild, strong to severe and chronic.

In a nutshell, most sufferers of PTSD experience a mixture of symptoms mainly anxiety, fear, apprehension, anticipation, anxiousness, high vigilance up to super vigilance, paranoia, distrust and excessive suspicion of threats of ANY kind, may that be physical and emotional or psychological from ANY situation or from people around them.

This can include seeing, sensing, imagining, feeling any of the above in any normal situation where other people don’t or aren’t experiencing at that same time.

Every human being on the planet has the potential to suffer and experience post-traumatic stress disorder and no one person is immune to it, given the fertile ground for circumstances or scenarios that could arise for people to unfortunately find themselves in.

We are all capable of dealing with traumatic and troublesome events but the unconscious mind creates the symptoms LATER ON and later on can be months or years later but not at the time when the events happen, whatever them events may have been.

Our natural evolutionary fight or flight process or reflex actions has been activated and although falsely and incorrectly firing off, it is trying to protect us from real or imagined harm or perceived threats to the self.

These incorrect reactions happen on and off throughout the sufferer’s day in normal safe environments and various self defence mechanisms are active and on high alert. The whole alert process is often a mixed up mess of unconscious activity taking place intruding into the suffers awareness and thoughts.

Many sufferers will end up on pharmaceutical products and medication to quieten down the mental activity and calm the mind but unfortunately the symptoms return once the medication wears of and often far worse.

The medication for many sufferers makes things worse in the long run and psychological intervention therapy is also often required.

The unconscious mind produces symptoms and it doesn’t know the difference between real or imagined scenarios – it just reacts. (Please see ‘articles’ section to understand more about the unconscious minds self defence mechanisms and incorrect reactions).

Many sufferers of PTSD often feel scared or frightened with mixed feelings just trickling along in the background under the surface on and off throughout the day and just this alone can create chaos in the awareness and well-being of the sufferer.

The body and mind is reacting as though the sufferer was and is in a minefield or a war zone with real life events taking place when they are not. Irrespective of how you view it, the person experiencing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder is actually standing in a threatening and potentially dangerous place even though there may be sitting comfortably in front of their safe fireplace in their home with loved ones around them.

The symptoms/the unconscious mind cannot tell the difference once they’re activated.

Additionally, along with the outlined experiences of the above symptoms, which can play havoc on thought processes and everyday functions such as work, family and relationships, the reliving of events or the re-experiencing of symptoms and past scenarios is huge.

The avoidance of ALL situations is common along with meeting new people, communities, social situations, gatherings and ANY other experiences that could react, re-enact or evoke memories and feelings often called flashbacks is high.

Out of nowhere reactions appear, such as triggers and intrusive fears, feelings or thoughts which can result in the repetitive recalling of the events and circumstances, over and over and over again.

Other deeper feelings and experiences can also surface from person-to-person such a shame, guilt, rage, violence and these can lead to other problems such as severe anxiety, OCD, depression and suicide in worst-case scenarios along with prison or drug and alcohol addictions due to self medicating and escapism needs.

Other sufferers may lose all interest in everyday activities and isolate themselves and feel detached and unable to socialise.

The list is endless and each individual sufferer will experience many of the above board descriptions along with their own unique list of experiences, feelings and emotions or unique combinations of them. Every sufferer will have their own unique blend or combination of experiences which all centers on the mental and physical awareness, specifically around the outside ‘self awareness’.

Enrolment for this course is open and ongoing to anyone committed to learning the skills of treating and working with PTSD.

This course is ideal for beginners, students, trainers and counsellors/therapists in practice and training and those who already have therapeutic experience/background in other therapy or related fields.

Many students that have enroled onto this course have been Social workers, Drug workers, Nurses, Carers, Mental Health Workers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Doctors, GPs, Colleges, Institutes and many other multidisciplinary therapists and non therapists, (to many to mention) have taken this distance learning, home study course in PTSD.

This course offers a step-by-step practical guide for the treatments of PTSD. It is an ideal companion for all therapists working in this field.

This course provides a basic step-by-step guide into the exploration of various approaches and treatments leading to better understanding of the condition/s.

Providing excellent explanations irrespective of what level of suffering is taking place and will provide all students on the subject with a deeper expansion on your knowledge.

Post-traumatic stress disorder can be treated so that you can live your life more easily without pain and fear, insecurity or self-doubts and low worth.

Identifying emotional triggers to help protect you against further harm and understanding the links between addiction, self-medication and escapism and avoidance fears.

This course explores mindfulness-based treatments and strategies to help sufferers recover.

This course will provide you with a guide to healing and recovery and positive growth for the future and is an excellent study for sufferers, family members and professional therapists or anyone who works in and around sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.


  • Introduction.
  • Chaotic symptoms.
  • Understanding anxiety.
  • Dissociation.
  • Frequently asked questions.
  • He link and recovery.
  • Principles of healing.
  • Various treatment approaches.
  • Medication.
  • Self-medication.
  • Self-management.
  • Preparing to recover.
  • Stabilisation and balance.
  • Taking care of yourself.
  • Your health.
  • How to manage your symptoms.
  • Breathing retraining.
  • Resolving gilts.
  • EMDR.
  • Thought Field therapy.
  • Cognitive restructuring.
  • Memory work.
  • Exposure therapy.
  • Making sense of trauma.
  • Dealing with suffering.
  • Deep relaxation.
  • Managing anger.
  • My movements.
  • Management and intrusive thoughts.
  • Reducing your triggers.
  • Reducing arousal.
  • Treatments.
  • Self hypnosis.
  • Building self-esteem.
  • Healing with imagery.
  • Resulting anger.
  • Complimentary therapies.
  • Spiritual and religious growth.
  • Relapse prevention.
  • Intermittently.
  • Moving on.
  • Concealed wounds.
  • Grieving losses.
Your Course Package Contains:

  • In-depth course text book on PTSD.
  • Test papers presentation clamp folder.
  • Detailed instructional study guide.
  • Study time log of your hours undertaken for records/proof of study course hours undertaken.
  • A4 size membership wall display certificate into the college. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • 2nd A4 size membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.
  • FREE deep relaxation CD.
The average is up to 6 months home study. You are welcome to complete your course in less time than this if you wish. You are free to work at your own pace and in a way that suits your lifestyle.

There are no high expectations or pressure on you to complete. Simply finish and submit your coursework in the time that is right for you and when you are ready. Some students complete their courses in a few months whilst others take the full 6 months duration. The choice is entirely your own.

Monthly extensions are available if required. Details are included within your course pack.

Access to friendly online support is available 9am to 5pm week days for the complete duration of your course study period. Response times are fast. Support contact details are included within your course package and on the 1st page of your study guide.

With our helpful service you will never be left in the dark. All our courses are self explanatory and very easy to follow teaching packs. You will have nothing to worry about with us.

Our promise to you
We will get you there – to the end of your course no matter what it takes.

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