Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that arises after being involved in, or witnessing, a traumatic event. If you’re having trouble recovering from serious trauma and you regularly have flashbacks relating to these events, you may be suffering from this mental health condition.
Hypnotherapy for PTSD uses similar techniques to those used when treating fears and phobias. This helps to process the trauma and make it feel like a distant memory so that you can regain control over it and your life, once again.
What is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder?
Post-traumatic stress disorder is classified as an anxiety disorder, and it was initially associated with war veterans and soldiers. These days, there are a whole host of traumatic experiences that can trigger PTSD and its symptoms.
What is Complex PTSD?
People who are regularly experiencing disturbing events, or have been repeatedly traumatised in the past, may be diagnosed with complex PTSD or C-PTSD. The symptoms of complex PTSD are similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder, however, they may not manifest until years after the event(s).
What Causes Post-traumatic Stress Disorder?
Any situation that a person sees as traumatic or disturbing can cause post-traumatic stress disorder. This can vary from one individual to the next, however, some of the common events that can trigger the condition include:
- Severe road accidents
- Traumatic childbirth
- Abuse, serious violence or bullying
- Loss of someone close to you
- Sexual assault
- Situations where you fear for your life or a loved ones’ life
What Are the Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder?
Common PTSD symptoms include:
- Hyperarousal or feeling ‘on edge’
- Flashbacks or reliving the trauma
- Avoidance, or emotional numbing
- Physical symptoms such as chest pain, aches and dizziness
Some of these symptoms are also associated with acute stress reactions, which is often linked to PTSD.
How to Treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
If you’re suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, it’s important to get the right treatment to help you manage the symptoms and work towards a healthy, anxiety-free life. Hypnotherapy sessions will help to remove negative thought-patterns and create templates that will help you respond to stressful situations appropriately again.
Hypnotherapy for PTSD UK
There are many cases where hypnosis for PTSD has been effective in treating PTSD symptoms and curing the condition altogether. As with our hypnotherapy treatments for anxiety, depression, smoking and more, the client must be intent on finding a cure if the therapy is to be a success. You can book into the Muswell Health Centre (North London) or Terapia Consultancy (Central London), if you’re looking for hypnotherapy sessions for PTSD in London. Alternatively, contact us today to see how we can help.