According to the Alberta traffic collision statistics in 2018 there were over 142,000 car accidents in Alberta. We think about the number of injured in a car accident, but forget those that experience post-collision anxiety. Even if a person has not suffered in an accident physically, the risk of car accident related anxiety disorder is high.
The Post Collision Coaching is a personalised course, designed around student needs. Some people might have anxiety or emotional distress after even a minor collision. The lessons are carefully planned for each student supporting a positive attitude, developing safer driving skills, understanding other drivers’ intentions, and working on gaining a confidence level.
The initial assessment will be done prior to the training, it will help to tailor the course. Each lesson will be adjusted according to a student progress and demonstrated skills during previous lessons. After the training, the student will receive a written report outlining improvements of the student’s driving and development.
Yes, it is very normal to have post-collision anxiety when every driving experience becomes stressful. Unfortunately, such drivers don’t recognize that they can get help and improve their driving experience even after a significant car accident.
PTSD as a result of a car accident can last weeks or even months, especially if nothing is done about it. Moreover, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, PTSD can lead to problems with alcohol and / or drugs, which will only prolong the time dealing with PTSD.
If you still have questions about our post-collision anxiety coaching, feel free to reach out to us by (403) 288-8682 or send us a message. We’ll be happy to help!