The Wyla Way Trauma Recovery Program runs for seven (7) days on the Central Coast of NSW.


Return to wellness.
Return to the forest.
Return to community.

We help ADF and First Responder Personnel with PTSD and burnout to return to wellness through a 7-day holistic forest based healing program (the origin of "Forest" is for-rest) .

PTSD, depression, substance abuse, anxiety and relationship problems are significant challenges experienced by all walks of life. Mainstream treatment options can help, but many find these approaches incomplete and some are averse to taking pharmaceuticals. They want something more holistic, that speaks to their heart. Something that acknowledges that they are more than their minds and bodies, that in their core, is a need for connection and belonging.

We acknowledge this need and know that within each veteran is a warrior, and an elder waiting to emerge.

Welcome to the Wyla Way Program

This unique Integrative Medicine program is a 7-day residential intensive held on the Central Coast of NSW. It combines cutting edge neuroscience on trauma and clinical psychology for wellness, incorporating earth-based knowledge and healing approaches utilised by our ancestors and indigenous communities for thousands of years.

The program is held on a forested property where a small group of men or women gather to experience community and healing. The program involves; psychological assessment, counselling with group and individual earth-based rituals (including sweat lodge).

With the combined healing potential of community with traditional and current psychological approaches to wellness, you have the opportunity to connect to who you really are and embark on a journey to elder warriorship.

Who should attend?

We wholeheartedly welcome; anyone experiencing trauma, PTSD, substance misuse, depression, anxiety, anger problems, a loss of self, a disconnection from others and/or a lack of purpose in life. The program is very well suited to open-minded people looking for something different to the mainstream health system. The program is run by a team of experienced psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, nature-based therapists and healers. We have both men and women on our team including ADF Veterans, who are Wyla Elders.

Wyla Wellness Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity with DGR status.

Workshop Details
Location: Elebanah Forest, Avoca Beach, NSW
Format: 7-day residential retreat including psychological assessment and all activities
Cost I: Activity all meals, accommodation and Gosford Station transfers - no cost (as Wyla is a not-for-profit charity - we welcome tax deductible donations from family and friends).