The hypothesis is that participants will, with training and practice, become more confident in applying hippocampal dependant spatial and episodic processing to everyday traumatic material and in doing so will develop some resilience to experiences they may otherwise have found difficult. We would not expect to see large effect sizes due to the number of environmental and genetic conditions which influence trauma processing capacity and which cannot be controlled in this study. We do expect feedback to reflect self-reported trauma processing improvements and higher confidence than with the control group after the first 12 months.
Basic randomised comparing treatment to control as well as within-group differences pre and post treatment.
Post-Incident Trauma Processing Techniques based on hippocampal dependant spatial and episodic memory consolidation using maps and timelines, supported by grounding techniques to protect against trauma re-exposure or unnecessary stressing.
Initial findings suggest that 75% of trial participants felt an improvement in emotional response to the event processed as a direct result of applying the techniques and 46% reported improvement in recall of the event (ie new information reported). 50% showed initial capacity for the more advanced hippocampal processing task.