Hypnotherapy for PTSD, professionally applied, could help you to be free of it.
If you’re currently suffering from PTSD then you certainly won’t need a video to tell you how much of a constant nightmare it can be. Lives, jobs and relationships can be utterly destroyed by this remorseless condition.
Hypnotherapy, when professionally and sensitively applied, could help you to leave PTSD behind. In the past few years I’ve used hypnotherapy in Reading, Oxford, London, Thame and Wallingford to help people do just that.
The great news is that you don’t have to relive your experiences in all their rawness. I don’t get my clients to plunge themselves back into their nightmares.
No, working with PTSD can be a gentle process and I’ll go as far as to say that it can even be fun. I know that sounds unlikely but it’s true.
Give me a call and I’ll explain how I work with PTSD, using the full range of psychotherapeutic, hypnotherapeutic, memory reconsolidation (which is how EMDR works) and mindfulness approaches.
There are a good number of people in Reading and Oxford who have learned that they can be free of PTSD. You could be too. I’ll be more than glad to help you.
I also offer hypnotherapy online for PTSD, using vsee, zoom or whatsap. Please get in touch for more details as to how this works.
Have you been to your GP?
If you’ve not been diagnosed with PTSD then please do go and visit your GP. He or she will refer you for an assessment and there may be some medication which could prove useful whilst you’re dealing with the underlying issues with my help.
PTSD could lead to depression and other comorbid conditions which, together, add up to something called ‘complex PTSD’. Don’t simply suffer in silence. It needn’t continue as it is forever. Hypnotherapy in addition to the help your GP could access could work wonders.
To put things simply, to be diagnosed with PTSD you will need to satisfy eight criteria:
2. The event is re-experienced in the here and now. This may be through flashbacks, distress or intrusive memories.
3. Sufferers will go to great lengths to avoid things which remind them (directly or indirectly) of the traumatising event.
4. The above symptoms will drastically affect your mood.
5. You will have altered reactivity: i.e. you’ll be more jumpy, nervous, suffering poor or disturbed sleep.
6. The above will have lasted for more than one month.
7. The above will affect your ability to function with regard to relationships, work etc.
8. The above can’t be explained through medication, drug abuse or any other illness.
If much of this sounds familiar and you haven’t yet been to your GP then perhaps it’s time that you do. Medication could help to bring the symptoms under a greater degree of control and sometimes people can be too traumatised, too anxious for therapy to be readily accessible.
Hypnotherapy can help people recover from PTSD
The good news is that hypnotherapy can help you. Hypnotherapy (combined with other approaches) is an effective means of letting go of that trauma, leaving it behind you and re-orienting yourself to the present and future.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis and many claim that PTSD is a form of self-hypnosis. A single event or a rapid series of events has caused you to transform your view of the world and the slightest thing can cause you to recreate the past traumatising event in the present.
I would warn you, however, that PTSD is a serious condition and you should make sure that you find the best possible therapist to work with you. I’ve heard too many stories of people going to the cheapest therapist or the nearest one, because it was convenient, and having a dreadful time of it. Poorly trained therapists can re-traumatise you and deepen the problem further. This is one of those many occasions in which it doesn’t pay to cut corners. Your mental health is simply too important.
You need effective therapy from a properly trained professional. Hypnotherapy, I’m sorry to say, is full of people who promise a great deal and yet are too poorly trained to see the weaknesses in their knowledge, understanding and skills. I believe that hypnotherapy should be regulated, in order to screen out the half-trained and the negligent. Until that day comes, however, you have to be vigilant for yourself.
There are plenty of good therapists out there. So, find one and get that PTSD resolved. It can be done.
It’s time to get things sorted, once and for all.
Hypnotherapy could help your brain to reverse this process
Those are the sort of changes that hypnotherapists seek to make happen and your brain has done it in the wink of an eye, in the attempt to save you from future trauma and in an effort to cause you to avoid any such event ever happening again.
Veterans, for example, will recreate the sound, sight, smell of battle. Those who have suffered traumas in childhood or as a result of accidents or the like will suffer repeated experiences of those events as if they’re recurring in the here and now.
Your brain is working, overtime and too hard, to keep you safe – even though the trauma is now distant and most unlikely ever to be repeated. Hypnotherapists work with all of the sensory organs to effect change in their clients.
You’ve changed your brain once already, with the help of that dreadful experience. I could help you to do it again, in order to leave you feeling able to leave the past behind you.
So, I’m truly sorry if you’re reading this because you think you may be suffering this terrible condition. Please be assured, however, that it doesn’t have to be forever. I have used hypnotherapy to help people in Reading, Wallingford, Thame and Oxford to free themselves from the effects of trauma. You can learn to be free of it too. I’d be glad to help you. Contact me here if you’d like to talk some more about how I could help.