Trauma and PTSD Hypnotherapy
What causes PTSD?
PTSD can happen to anyone at any time. Symptoms can occur within days or weeks or even years after the trauma.
PTSD has been known by many names in the past, such as “shell shock” during the years of World War I and “combat fatigue” after World War II.
Post traumatic stress disorder may develop for anyone after you experience a frightening, life-threatening, or distressing event.
It can also occur after a drawn-out traumatic experience.
It can also be indirect rather than first hand.
For example, PTSD could occur in an individual learning about the violent death of a close family or friend. It can also occur as a result of repeated exposure to horrible details of trauma such as police officers exposed to details of child abuse cases.
Seeing your GP is often the first step for an official diagnosis or it can be helpful seeing a mental health professional who can help you to process the events, understand your symptoms, and find the right treatment for YOU.
Examples of a few events thought to lead to post-traumatic stress disorder include:
- serious health problems, such as being admitted to intensive care
- physical or sexual assault
- abuse, including childhood or domestic abuse
- war and military combat
- serious accidents and disasters
- the violent death or unexpected injury of someone close to you
- difficult or prolonged childbirth or losing a baby
- being easily startled or fearful
- extremely or excessively on one’s guard for danger
- feeling very vulnerable
- trouble sleeping
- difficulty concentrating
- engaging in behaviours such as drinking too much, taking drugs or driving too fast which could harm you physically or mentally
- irritability, out of control anger or aggressive behaviour
- strong feelings of guilt or shame
PTSD does not heal by itself even though some symptoms may come and go, others tend to get worse over time such as the flashbacks, addictions, and depression, fears, anger, anxiety, insomnia, guilt and shame, and low self-esteem.
Left unresolved, it can cause your immune system to break down leaving you without any natural protection against illness.
Trauma keeps us rooted in the past and stops us from moving on with our lives. Therefore, it is important to stop that and to know that PTSD can be treated. There are treatments available.
Traumatic events and experiences can be challenging to deal with for all of us, and especially on your own. Talking about how you feel, confronting your feelings and seeking professional help is the right course of action.
How does hypnotherapy for PTSD help?
Hypnotherapy can be a very helpful way to address PTSD.
However, no amount of hypnotherapy or counselling can help unless the root cause of the trauma is addressed and processed properly.
Hypnotherapy has been found to be effective in helping PTSD.
The latest studies support this.
Hypnotherapy, with EFT is an effective way to process difficult memories of trauma to allow you to reconcile the event and move beyond it.
The sooner your emotions are managed, the sooner you will recover. Hypnotherapy and EFT can help you get over the trauma and learn how to regain a sense of control and bring normality back into your life.
Using the power of suggestion, hypnotherapy works to promote positive change. Michael will help you manage symptoms and recognise potential triggers, as well as changing the way you react towards them and integrate and reconcile the event(s).
He may use a combination of Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Psychotherapy.
Many of us will experience traumatic events during our lives.
For those who develop PTSD, they are unable to process that traumatic event, and it never goes away !
Through hypnotherapy, and Elevated Therapy using a combination of hypnosis techniques and EFT with Michael who is gentle, sensitive and caring, you can:
- Achieve a greater sense of relaxation.
- Identify your triggers.
- Heal the parts of you that experienced the shock and pain of trauma.
- Release and clear the frightening messages you received.
- Process the trauma.
FOR YOU – It’s a choice to no longer be a victim of your past and create a positive life going forward.
If you would like to find out more about Michael’s work and how it may help you, he offers a free initial consultation by phone or Skype for up to 30 minutes. You can talk through your symptoms and he can explain how he might be able to help.
Michael prides himself on being approachable, inclusive and positive with an empathic approach at all times. He always validates how a client is feeling. Michael purposefully sets out to deliver high quality therapeutic care through friendly and down-to-earth communication.