Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can develop following any terryfying or traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless.
Most people associate PTSD with military combat and battle-scarred soldiers, but any overwhelming traumatic life experience can trigger PTSD, especially if the event is perceived as unpredictable and uncontrollable.
The after effects of persistent mental and physical bullying are often described in a similar way to PTSD, in that they scar us and we carry the memories which create flashbacks and anxieties with us for many years after the original events have passed.
Even though the events may have happened years ago, the emotions still affect our lives now. Many sufferers talk about how they face a constant battle in trying to forget or block out the incidents.
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What are some of the causes of PTSD?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can result from a number of traumatic incidents such as violent attacks, mugging, rape, sexual assault, torture, terrorism, being held captive, child abuse, bullying, domestic abuse, serious accidents, a major fearful experience, and natural disasters.
As well as affecting those who personally experienced the catastrophe and those who witnessed it. It also can affect those who pick up the pieces afterwards, including medical staff, police and fire officers. It can even occur in the friends or family members of those who went through the actual trauma.
Most people given time can get over this experience without help. However for some, a traumatic experience can set off a reaction that can last for months and years, and they may begin to re-experience that horrible occurrence in the form of memories, flashbacks, nightmares or hallucinations. In some cases it can be a sound that trigger these memories, causing them to believe they are back there reliving the traumatic events again. If untreated, PTSD can persist for years, and anything in the environment can remind the person of the traumatic experience and cause a reaction.
For some sufferers of PTSD, stories in the news or plot lines in a film or on TV can stir those unpleasant memories and feelings associated with the trauma.
Coping with the effects of how PTSD affects Family Members
Coping with PTSD and trauma can be difficult as we may struggle with knowing what to do or say that will help. The effects of PTSD on the family and friends can be enormous as not knowing what to do or say can create stress and anxiety that affects our daily lives and can lead onto behavioural problems among other family members.
How does hypnotherapy treatment help me out of my PTSD?
Did you choose to suffer with PTSD? Of course not! The truth is that something created these responses and feelings.
Hypnotherapy is an effective form of help for PTSD and progress can be made to help release and free the person from this nightmare or feeling trapped by past events. We do this by breaking the link between the event and the present day. This releasing helps the subconscious mind clear the emotions attached to the event, leaving you free from pain, guilt and suffering. As a result, you are able to put these memories and events in the past, and get on with your life.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required to deal with PTSD will vary according your individual circumstances and needs.
Many of the problems and challenges can be overcome within 3 to 6 sessions every 1 or 2 weeks, while some may require more sessions spread over a longer period.
What's the cost per session?
The cost per session is £60, with each session lasting around 2 hours.
How can I pay for treatment?
Payment is per session and can be paid in cash, debit card, Visa or MasterCard at the end of each session.
What's the next step in becoming free of PTSD?
If you went through a traumatic experience and are having trouble getting back to your regular life and reconnecting to others. Call me on 01772 499046 or email me by clicking here, to find out how hypnotherapy can help release you.
Summary of servicesChris Gelder Hypnotherapy
Finton Doyle Accountants, 107 - 109 Towngate
Therapeutic Help to overcome PTSD, trauma, abuse, bullying, rape, sexual assault, self harm, alcohol, guilt.