Why it can be a Struggle to Move On after a Traumatic Event

When you experience an event that is shocking and unexpected, your body and brain automatically starts a survival process. This is an automatic response to threat. After the event, your body and brain need to go through another process whereby

  • The brain’s alarm system is returned to normal
  • Sense is made of what happened

However, this is not always a straightforward process and sometimes recovery gets stuck. And the worst part? The more you blame yourself, the harder it is to CHANGE!

Once you start working WITH your natural survival response, rather than AGAINST it, the recovery process becomes faster and easier.

Paul works off-shore and couldn’t access face to face support after an incident in his life.

“This programme was really helpful. I could use it after my shift ended, in the middle of the night, early morning…whenever it suited me. It made me realize I wasn’t going mad!”

Fiona hadn’t wanted to seek face to face therapy.

“I’m a very self-sufficient person and like to be independent. KRTS Power to Recover® helped me keep that independence and do things my way with the right tools. At the time, my concentration was really bad and the programme allowed me to listen as much as I needed and as many times as it took. So the information really sank in. Thank you. I can’t tell you what a difference it made.”

Reacting to a Traumatic Event

When something happens that is distressing, unexpected and affects us and/or the people we are close to, most people will experience a reaction that can be unpleasant, disturbing and potentially overwhelming. In the majority of cases, this reaction will subside over time as we gradually come to terms with the experience and its effects.

Understanding this reaction and how we can help ourselves at such a difficult time means that we are more likely to recover quickly and fully. It also helps us to get professional help at any early stage when this recovery is hampered, for whatever reason.

It is important to remember that Post Traumatic Stress is a natural reaction to an abnormal event.

You may feel particularly vulnerable if you

  • Were very close to the person or situation
  • Have suffered other losses or bereavement recently, or unresolved ones in the past
  • Are already stressed, anxious or depressed
  • Can identify with the person or situation, for example the person is/was the same age as yourself or a significant other

Common reactions can include

How we think and feel:

  • Feeling tearful, anxious, depressed, helpless, angry or numb, having intrusive thoughts and images

Physical reactions:

  • Sleep disturbances, nightmares, sweats, poor concentration, trembling, headaches, digestive complaints and skin rashes

How we behave:

  • Avoiding anything to do with the event or conversely compulsively looking for reminders, withdrawing from relationships, increasing the use of alcohol and cigarettes or any significant change in usual behaviour

All of these reactions are normal (even though they may not feel it!) and, short term, will not cause lasting harm. It is important to give yourself time to recover and accept that you may not be as efficient and effective as normal. Traumatic events can cause a great deal of shock – then emotional disturbance that may take time to subside.

Some people worry that they are not reacting the same as those around them. They may feel that they are being insensitive or uncaring. It is vital to remember that we are all affected by different things at different times in our lives. It doesn’t mean we are less caring as human beings. If this concerns you, perhaps see it as an opportunity to offer support or practical help to those who need it while you are comparatively calm and objective.

What is KRTS Power to Recover®?

KRTS Power to Recover® is an internationally accessible, early intervention programme for the psychological and emotional impact of a traumatic/overwhelming event. It is a blended eHealth programme which means that it is an entire system comprising of 5 audio and visual learning modules delivering tried and trusted worldwide strategies and tools, in bite-sized steps, which you can listen to as often as you like. This is supported by a specialist trauma coach, who is personally allocated to you. The programme aims to give you the knowledge and power to take you from being overwhelmed and helpless after a traumatic or critical incident to being empowered and active in your own recovery.

Is this right for me?

  • You are comfortable working on a computer
  • You prefer to work from the comfort and privacy of your own home or wherever it’s convenient for you.
  • You want to be able to access support in a simple format as and when it suits you in a matter of minutes.
  • You want to work independently and be self-sufficient and would prefer to take control of your own recovery, with the option of some specialist support to guide you along the way.
  • You are unable/don’t want to access face to face support.

If this sounds like you, then KRTS Power to Recover® could be the way forward

How can it help?

KRTS Power to Recover® offers support and guidance to help you understand and move on from the emotional/psychological reactions, including:

  • Feelings of anxiety, anger or being on high alert
  • Thoughts and pictures about what happened coming into your head when you don’t want them to
  • Avoidance of places and things that remind you of what happened – stopping you from getting on with your life

KRTS Power to Recover® Gold


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  • Printable activities
  • Online journal that you can choose to share with your coach
  • Monitor your own progress
  • Your personal blueprint for recovery at the end of the programme
  • Relaxation zone
  • Tried and trusted strategies that empower you and get you active in your own recovery
  • The whole programme is recorded to enable you to listen as often as you like
  • Work at your own pace
  • 24/7 Access
  • 100% online content
  • 60 minutes telephone support with a specialist trauma coach (mutually arranged at your convenience*) and the ability to message your coach DIRECTLY within the modules
  • Option to purchase additional coaching support with the same coach*
  • The equivalent at least 6 hours of support from a highly experienced trauma specialist
  • 12 months unlimited access to the online modules

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If you feel that KRTS Power to Recover® is something you would like to engage with, the next step is to purchase a licence and complete the screener. Once completed, a specialist trauma coach will reach out to you within 2 working days.

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When to seek further professional help

  •  If, you are finding it difficult to manage any of the reactions you are experiencing
  •  If, you do not have someone to share your thoughts, feelings and experience with and you think this would be helpful
  • If you feel despair or have thoughts of harming yourself
  • If you have any concerns about how you, or the people around you, are reacting
  • If, after a month, you don’t feel that you have improved.

                     Remember! You don’t have to do this alone, there is always support available.


To purchase a package, please follow the link below. After you’ve completed your order you will be asked to download an App to send important information to your coach.

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Please note that as CCBT Ltd does not directly provide any clinical support services, should you wish to proceed your details will be passed to a specialist trauma coach who will support you with your programme.