Treat post-traumatic disorder through art- Online Colour Therapy
70% of European adults have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives, resulted from, either:
– Accidents, natural disasters, biological factors (e.g. CoronaVirus)
– Child abuse or neglect
– Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
– Grief and loss
– Medical interventions
– War and other forms of violence
– Witnessing acts of violence
– Cultural, intergenerational and historical trauma
In the countries involved in this project, the rate of individuals with Post Traumatic Disorder (PTD), is 8.37% in Spain, 8.4% in Romania.
Unfortunately, there are no available rates since 2014 in Turkey and Cyprus because attempts to reach estimates are still to be made, and the situation changed globally so much since that year.
In Spain, after the pandemic started, 53% of the health staff showed signs of PTD.
The percentage of professionals trained in mental health is proved to be low in the countries partners of the project, especially in this period, when mental health is the main key to adapt to the new reality: 9.6 mental health trained professional/ 100 000 citizens in Spain, 5.6 in Cyprus, 4.5 in Turkey and 7.8 in Romania, while the European average is 18 professionals/100 000 citizens.
Therefore, through our project we aim to develop an innovative training package for health VET trainers to use as a basic tool to train health support staff to familiarize them with PTD and increase their skills and competences to recognise and treat individuals with traumatic disorders through proper strategies for de-escalating stressful interactions.
– A curriculum box training in post-traumatic disorder through art therapy
– A specific art Psychotherapy working groups’ methodology
– A Colour therapist manual for PTD group treatment sessions.
– A Virtual Reality environment will be created, with scenarios for treating PTD; 160 Health support staff and health VET trainers in the online Training courses, Virtual Reality scenarios, Psychotherapy working groups on how to treat post-traumatic disorder through colour therapy, and in C1& C2 training. Decision makers, health experts, specialists, professionals- as results of the dissemination activities.