How can PTSD be cured using Hypnotherapy?
Now I can imagine many of you might be asking: ‘What even is PTSD?…’
PTSD is an abbreviated form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Yet, when you see it like this it sounds a bit scientific, or should I say, like you are defining someone as being a medical patient who needs help. No one likes to be seen as a victim or psychologically termed patient, even if it is true. The only thing is when you stigmatize someone with a condition associated with ill mental health, then we shy away from it. Especially, if we weren’t in control of it happening in the first place.
Most of us would never believe that all of us suffer a little from PTSD Yes, not just you, me as well, in fact, everyone. I can tell you why, as well…
Our very first moments in life were traumatic. Everyone talks about how traumatic the pain of giving birth is. However, imagine an experience of being pushed out of something so warm, comforting and embryonic — protected by an inner wall, fed eternally and that wonderful relaxing pulse of a heart beat that keeps us growing. Then, untoward to our desire we are ripped away from this comfort zone and thrown through a tube so small we almost break. On the other end, there is a light, a light so traumatic we can only call life.
We have all suffered from PTSD. However, a trauma experienced in adulthood leaves marks we can’t always overcome. The only way to help get over certain traumas which can be anything from a car accident, job loss, death, overcoming a big operation, cancer, amputation — anything that caused you stress or trauma is likely to leave post traumatic symptomal effects. The only trouble is how do we deal with them?…
I’m providing you with a solution, which is hypnotherapy. So, listen carefully and I’m sure of a way you’ll start feeling better in days, no matter what trauma you might have suffered recently.
What can cause PTSD?
There’s so many things that can give us trauma. The list is endless! Maybe, you’ve suffered an accident recently, no matter how small — a bone breakage even. If it has caused some sort of upheaval in your life, like you can’t go out, you can’t work or maneuver in the same way. Maybe, the break was worse than expected and you have to spend months in rehabilitation. That’s going to cause a repercussion of stressful feelings. First of all, you can’t work, you can’t function in the same way. Simple things like making food, washing yourself or getting dressed will be a task that challenges you in ways that you least expect it. These should be simple tasks, but they are now impossible. Then your bone heals and things go back to normal, yet still you’re left with those traumatic thoughts. So you take care in everything you do!
Then again, what if the bone doesn’t heal. How about if you have an accident, whether it’s in a car, at war or simply a freak accident where you lose a limb? That would be a different story. The feelings of PTSD would be much stronger. Then again, what if you witnessed an accident, an accident so strong that you have nightmares. That is a form of PTSD too. You haven’t been hurt in any way, but you’ve witnessed someone being hurt or you’ve been in a near death experience. The emotions you feel, will impose similar symptoms of PTSD regardless of being injured.
In other words, the victims suffering from PTSD are much more extensive than you think. A car accident that takes one life, but injures eight and then twenty people witness it or become affected by it. Well, that’s an accident that affects 20+ people with PTSD, not including the family members who live with these people. Then again, a person who is diagnosed with cancer who has a family of ten or more close people to them will mean twelve plus people will be affected by PTSD.
Looking at it on a bigger scale, when you imagine a country overridden by war, whether in the past or present — in a far distant country. A country consumed by warfare that experiences death and fear daily will, of course, undergo severe PTSD. As will the soldiers that fight the battle. It is a true fact that 90% of soldiers that go into battle undergo therapy for PTSD. Whether it's because of things they’ve seen, experienced themselves or injuries that have left them crippled. The PTSD surrounding warfare is one extreme, but imagine you walk round the corner and you get mugged. Then you will also suffer PTSD. Imagine you witnessed a mugging, but you could do nothing — again a sufferer of PTSD.
Who knows, maybe we all suffer a little from PTSD?…
Symptoms of PTSD
When the unpredictable happens and we are left feeling traumatized by an experience that was thrown upon us in the blink of an eye. It can breed feelings of stress out of the most unexpected circumstances following on from that one traumatic moment . We start to show unexpected behavioral changes, which we can pinpoint or explain. Our mind has a funny way of reacting to something so small. However, it’s not small, it’s big, yet sometimes our mind will make that trauma seem small. Whatever, it is that has caused you to feel this way. The feelings or emotions and even behaviors will be affected. Here are just some symptoms of behavioral characteristics suffered by people with PTSD:
1. Flashbacks — bad memories of that moment
2. Nightmares — the experience repeats itself in our sleep
3. We consciously begin to avoid things that remind us of the event
4. Lack of self-confidence — start to questions ourselves and everyone else
5. Become socially detached, which can eventually lead to agoraphobia
6. Memory Loss — in some cases when the experience is that traumatic, the mind will block out the memory.
7. Demotivation even in the the things that give you most interest — depression
8. Anger and irritability — shutting out the outside world
9. Hypervigilance — Always on edge and expecting the worse
11. Difficulty concentrating
12. Fluctuating mood swings
13. Distrust where we cast blame on everyone
14. Accentuated fear and anxiety - an exaggerated, startled response to things
15. Risky behavior — if you have seen the inevitable, then you enact the inevitable
So there you go fifteen symptoms that show someone is suffering from PTSD. Who would have known that a single moment would have such repercussions on someone’s personality. That is, not necessarily our personality, but our behavior. The only trouble is, if a trauma is left untreated then a behavior can transform into a fatal characteristic that can stick forever. Yes, that is true to fact. A single moment of trauma can influence a bad behavior, which if left untreated can inflict a negative trait that will take more than a session of hypnotherapy to alternate.
Overcoming PTSD With Hypnotherapy
Whatever happens in the case of PTSD -- where one suffers a traumatic experience, then the subconscious will suffer. Our subconscious is a part of our deeper frame of thinking, one that we are not in tune of because we are overwhelmed with conscious stimuli. However, it is more important than we think because it controls everything. The only thing is if we cannot tune in to it, then how can we change what really matters.
This is where hypnotherapy helps, it allows your mind to tune into reality. When we experience trauma and get overcome by emotions of stress and anxiety. Alternatively, we may get overcome by a habit that envelopes and ensnares our mind, where even the strongest of minds can’t break free.
What then?... I know, hypnotherapy!
If you’re going to reach the real depth of a problem, then you have to treat the deeper part of your mind, which is your subconscious. In order to do that then you need to treat your mind with hypnotherapy.
Here at Clear Minds we have created the necessary therapy you need to overcome any traumatic event, no matter how small or big your experience. Take a look at this link to fight your feelings of hopelessness. Remember you are much stronger than this, that improvised moment that seemed to take your life away has only given your life more meaning. Allow me to see you through this difficult journey. I am Hugh, your dedicated hypnotherapist and I understand that PTSD is real, but I also know there is a solution to it with hypnotherapy. https://media1.giphy.com/media/Av0vBzFccdrfkMrpca/giphy.gif Follow this link to find out more.