Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) and Hypnosis

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) AND HYPNOSIS

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is thought to occur only when violence has struck, or your family is under threat, when criminals invade your homes, hijackings overturn your lives, someone you love passes suddenly. Yes to all of the above, but sometimes the trigger need not be a tsunami.

A car accident, bumpy, turbulent air travel, sickness, breakdown of a relationship, poor work review, retrenchment, just to mention a few, are equally crippling and can present as ‘trauma’ with all the fear paralysis that comes with it.

Do you suffer from any of the following? Is it impacting negatively on your life, your sense of wellbeing?

  • Memory loss and inability to concentrate
  • Insomnia or other forms of sleep disorders
  • Flashbacks
  • Anxiety with associated physical pain and discomfort
  • Grinding of teeth
  • Uncontrollable temper tantrums and rage
  • Inability to relax mind and body
  • Restlessness
  • Nightmares and night sweats unrelated to menopause
  • Over reacting to situations and behaving in an unreasonable way
  • Fears and phobias that create turmoil in your wellbeing

While most people ‘seem’ to cope well, there are times where negative feelings are triggered by either a person, smell, sound or unwelcome memory that can set one back into a crippling state of depression.

A loud bang that could be mistaken for a gun shot, may be a huge trigger for a person that has experienced a trauma involving guns. Rational thinking and processing departs and fear sets in all over again.

Many people dismiss counselling after extreme issues (which is a big mistake) and most people dismiss average events without attaching any importance at all, until they begin to suffer depression from an unknown source. Small and large issues attract the same extreme ‘fight or flight’ responses.

HOW DOES HYPNOTHERAPY HELP?

Hypnotherapy is a calm and noninvasive method of identifying any trauma by unlocking the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is a vast sensory ‘bank’. As mentioned before, sounds, sights, tastes, smells and emotions can trigger off episodes that reduce our ability to handle the memory in a logical and analytical way.

Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment that identifies the ISE (INITIAL SENSITIZING EVENT) in order for the victim to understand the origination of the fear/stress or extreme anxiety. Once identified, immediate methods are employed to reduce the fear paralysis and to restore well being and confidence in their ability to deal with the event in a profoundly manageable way.

Each trigger is identified so that the client experiences more control in these areas, and finally regression is another form of investigation on an even deeper level of SSE (SUBSEQUENT SENSITIZING EVENTS) which has contributed to their feelings of helplessness.

Hypnotherapy is a powerful treatment that reaches the ‘core’ of the issue and immediately begins resolving those feelings of helplessness. Triggers are neutralized and finally the client feels healed.

Let Hypnosis help you!

Hypnosis for Panic attacks

Hypnosis for anxiety and panic attacks
Hypnosis is very efficient to get rid of acute anxiety quickly. The effect of a one-time direct hypnosis has an effect of about 48 to 72 hours. Afterwards, the effect slowly disappears, unless it is supplemented with self-hypnosis or other therapeutic interventions. It is thus an ideal technique for concrete situations like performance anxiety prior to an exam, presentation or job interview within 48 hours.

Self-hypnosis is a powerful tool to teach a client to stop their anxiety themselves with the help of self-hypnosis exercise.

Hypnotherapy can and often does get to the root of the problem….ie the very first event causing the symptoms of fear,anxiety…feelings of loss of control.
Once this is cleared,the fear of the fear is considerably weakened and often disappears completely. This depth of trance and clearing/releasing usually requires between 2 and 4 sessions to get back to the initial sensitizing event (ISE)
Over a period of time subsequent sensitizing events (SSE) whether real or imagined reinforce the feelings of anxiety/panic etc . Hypnosis is the key to unlock and release those fears.