The majority of us have experienced stress at some point and many people feel stressed frequently. Dependent upon the circumstances, the intensity of the stress and tension felt by each individual may vary. In certain traumatic scenarios, a person can become overwhelmed by the feelings of stress, and this overload can lead to a lack of ability to cope. Issues with everyday life can then develop and become persistent. When the effect on day to day living becomes serious, this can lead to a diagnosis of PTSD.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can be attributed to events such as being robbed or attacked, experiencing a natural disaster or watching a terrible scene. Recollections of disturbing occurrences can negatively affect people, particularly people serving in the army. These ‘flashbacks’ can bring on long lasting symptoms that can have a considerable impact on everyday life.
Often when someone with PTSD experiences these ‘flashbacks’, they also experience intense feelings of anxiousness and panic that they had at the time of the initial event. Within the family home or work place, problems can develop when a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has problems sleeping and concentrating. Depression and anxious feelings are not uncommon with people suffering with PTSD. This constant state of anxiousness can also lead to physical symptoms, such as palpitations, stomach issues and throbbing headache.
For health care professionals, the first line of treatment ordinarily includes medication to contend with the anxiety attacks and depression. This is generally enough to stabilise the sufferer, but long term success is by and large achieved when the underlying beliefs and triggers are resolved. Hypnotherapy can therefore be a useful tool for long term recovery. Hypnosis is as a general rule conducted in a calm environment where the person can genuinely feel safe to deal with the original event.
There are plenty of approaches that can be used, so even if it isn’t possible to totally come to terms with the initial traumatic event, it is normally possible to remove or disregard the triggers which cause the ‘flashbacks’. People are typically surprised how comfortable and relaxing the state of hypnosis is, and this can further help to lower anxiety levels so the PTSD sufferer can cope better in life. Having helped the person into a hypnotic state then I hypnotherapist will implement a variety of methods to help change your feelings and responses to thought processes of the original event.
During a consultation, I the Hypnotherapist will gain a comprehension of the traumatic event or specific encounter from which the disorder could have developed. I The hypnotherapist will then work out how I can address the problems, the techniques I can make use of and agree the plan with you.
Ordinarily, the key aim of treatment for PTSD is to help you to safely process the stressful memory so that it doesn’t have the high levels of raw emotion linked to it. The focus should be to alter the brain’s thought processes so that the ensuing behaviour is better suitable for your lifestyle. Regularly, hypnotherapy is a brief, solution focused hypnotherapeutic approach, so the individual should begin to notice changes inside a few sessions. It might help with day to day living as a whole and deal with any problems with family and work life too.