Immersive Recovery Programs for people living with PTSD

Beyond Trauma with Lisa Westgate and Anneke Weemaes

Esther’s presentation will explore how evidence based programs assist healing the traumatised brain by combining mindfulness, interoceptive awareness, response verses reaction, relaxation, meditation and healthy lifestyle via nutrition, adequate sleep and movement.


This presentation will equip those both healing and working within trauma paradigms to understand the role of short and long term residential trauma care focused on calming the nervous system and understanding the bodies response to both past present and future whilst learning tools and strategies to move forward and heal the traumatised brain.


FearLess/Webinar: Beyond Trauma with Lisa Westgate and Anneke Weemaes, a panel discussion moderated by Alex Gerrick, CEO.

ANIMAL-ASSISTED SERVICES - an effective pathway for treating PTSD

Resilient People Remarkable Stories with Kerrie Atherton

In the third of our series of Webinars in 2020, we were joined by Wendy Coombe Founder, Animal Therapies Ltd and a fantastic panel of industry practitioners who discussed:

  • How equine-assisted therapy can help those with PTSD
  • Understanding Animal-Assisted Play Therapy for children with PTSD
  • How assistance animals can help those suffering PTSD better access public life
  • How to incorporate animals into a trauma recovery plan panel discussion.

For more info on Animal Therapies Ltd, please visit their website on https://animaltherapies.org.au/

In the second of our series of Webinars in 2020, we were joined by Kerrie Atherton, Founder of Stories of HOPE Australia and EMPOWER Life Solutions.

Kerrie shared incredible real-life stories from her recently released second book in her “Stories of HOPE Australia” series – Resilient People, Remarkable Stories.

For more info on Kerrie and her story, please visit her Stories of Hope website on https://storiesofhope.com.au/

FearLess: Creating Connections - a new way forward PTSD Australia

Moving beyond PTSD - A Webinar About Hope

In the first of our series of Webinars in 2020, Chris Barrie AC, FearLess Chairman and Alex Gerrick, FearLess CEO discuss how to create connections in an ever changing landscape as well as the plans and priorities forward for FearLess on meeting new needs for those living with PTSD.

With upwards of a million people in Australia suffering PTSD, and upwards of 3 million people living with people experiencing PTSD on a daily basis, PTSD is a national problem in Australia which requires a national response.

There is a lot to talk about when it comes to PTSD and in our earlier webinars we have opened up the conversation on this important topic and heard about the lived experience perspective on early intervention and management strategies. In this, the third webinar in our series leading up to the National Conversation event in August 2019 on the Sunshine Coast, we'll hear from Petrea King, CEO of the Quest for Life Foundation and well-known author, inspirational keynote speaker, teacher and facilitator.

Petrea is qualified as a naturopath, herbalist, clinical hypnotherapist, yoga and meditation teacher and in this one hour free webinar session will explore Moving Beyond Trauma and Living Mindfully with Post Trauma Symptoms. Some of the practices Petrea will introduce on the session can help you to calm your mind and improve your wellbeing. Importantly they can also help sufferers of PTSD and their families and friends find hope in what can be very challenging times. Petrea developed the program Moving Beyond Trauma which has been assisting people to recover from PTSD since 2016.

For more about our upcoming national conversation go to our website: https://fearlessconference.org.au/