Facilitated by Vietnam veterans who have battled Post Traumatic Stress, made choices, and changed their lives, Trojan’s Trek is a peer-to-peer rehabilitative program which aims to act as a circuit breaker for the next generation of veterans who are struggling to cope with life outside of the military.
In a six day journey, participants immerse themselves in a familiar and comfortable environment – best described as being “out bush” – where they take stock of their lives and learn the tools and techniques to adjust their behaviours and thinking, relate to other people without anger or aggression, build self-esteem, and plant the seed for positive change. Delivered by veterans for veterans, participants benefit from sharing their stories and learning from those who ‘have been there’.
While it is not a ‘cure’, participants in the trek come back highly motivated to make change. The trek, which has now been run for six years in South Australia, is also one of the only alternative therapies developed to treat those with PTSD which has supporting data evidencing the benefits it can provide to participants.
If you would like more information on the upcoming Queensland Trek, please visit the NEXT TREK information on the Trojan's Trek website.