Hypnotherapy for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

For some clients, certain traumatic and frightening events can trigger a reaction which can last for a period of months, or even years.

This reaction is known as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD for short, a condition which manifests both physically and psychologically and is thought to occur in approximately 30% of individuals who experience traumatic events.

The term PTSD is used to describe a range of symptoms which occur following on from involvement in a traumatic event. These events are considered to be both beyond our control, and outside of our normal human experiences. The event itself could be anything from witnessing a road traffic accident, natural disaster or terrorist attack, through to being the victim of a mugging, or witnessing harrowing scenes whilst serving in the armed forces.

Whether you are present during a traumatic event, a witness, or a direct victim, the intense distress and helplessness you felt in the midst of that situation can have a deep and long lasting psychological effect and can trigger a series of symptoms which can seriously impact your life.

In some individuals the symptoms will develop very shortly after the event, but for others the onset may be delayed by a number of months, or even years after the trauma first occurred.

As well as undergoing the treatment recommended by their health care provider, some PTSD sufferers also find that hypnotherapy treatment is beneficial. Using Cognitive Hypnotherapy I can help to unlock stored emotion so that the trauma can be revisited and explored from a different perspective.

Cognitive hypnotherapy is able to work with the unconscious mind so that negative beliefs which were built up during the trauma can be explored and alleviated.

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I run a friendly and relaxed hynotherapy practice at 1 Harley Street, London where you will be assured of a warm, welcoming and professional service.