Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, physical or sexual assault, combat, or terrorism. The symptoms of PTSD can vary in severity and may not appear until months or years after the traumatic event.
PTSD can significantly affect a person’s ability to function in daily life and can lead to difficulties in relationships, work, and social activities. The symptoms of PTSD can be severe and long-lasting and can affect many aspects of a person’s life, including work, relationships, and overall well-being.
|Common symptoms of PTSD
- Intrusive thoughts or memories of the traumatic event, nightmares, or intrusive thoughts
- Nightmares or flashbacks of the traumatic event
- Avoidance of people, places, or things that trigger memories of the traumatic event
- Negative changes in mood or cognition, such as persistent feelings of guilt or shame, difficulty concentrating, or feelings of detachment from others
- Hypervigilance, which involves being constantly on guard or easily startled
- Memory problems, such as difficulty remembering important aspects of the traumatic event or feeling like the traumatic event is happening again.
- Physical symptoms, such as headaches, stomach aches, and chronic pain.
|How can Hypnotherapy help
Hypnotherapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) works by working with both your conscious and subconscious minds to achieve emotional and behavioural change.
During Solution Focused Hypnotherapy sessions, the first portion of the session sheds light on how brain works and why we suffer the ways we do. You will understand the mechanism of PTSD and and how we can prevent it from reaching debilitating levels in the future.
During the trance portion of the session, you are guided through hypnosis’s relaxed state, a safe space to deal with healing triggers and processing traumatic memories on subconscious level. It is like rewriting old software on the computer and replacing it with new positive and neutral program.
Treatment for PTSD typically involves a combination of psychotherapy and medication and alternative therapy such as hypnotherapy, depending on the severity of the symptoms. The goal of treatment is to help the person manage their symptoms, develop coping skills, and improve their overall quality of life.