Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be triggered by a life-threatening events either by direct experience, or to someone within close proximity. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is classified as an anxiety disorder. The condition often develops after a person has experienced a traumatic event.
At Positive Changes Hypnosis in Hamilton we have treated many clients who suffer from mild to severe Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There are many triggers that cause the development of PTSD. These include events such as natural disasters like bush fire or flood, war or torture, a serious motor vehicle accident and physical or sexual assault. The severity of an PTSD episode can be intensified if there has been repeated exposure to a traumatic event. These experiences can result in a person experiencing horror, anger, hopelessness and intense fear, all of which are very natural reactions all of which are rooted in the subconscious mind.
The PTSD Fight or Flight Response
Our Hypnotists here at Positive Changes in Hamilton work closely with clients who suffer from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to develop a hypnotherapy program that allows them to have long term benefits. PTSD is commonly associated with individual being overcome with a sudden rush of fear. The physical and cognitive symptoms that a person suffers are directly connected with the ‘fight or flight’ response. There are various triggers that can cause a panic attack to occur such as geographical locations or associations that resemble the original source of the trauma. A smell or thought may also be a trigger, while other times individuals report that there was no logical reason for an episode.
Working with the subconscious mind, hypnosis can offer a reprieve from some of the triggers associated with PTSD. During a hypnotherapy session, positive comforting suggestions can be implanted into the session. These positive comments can offer a large benefit in overcoming the triggers that PTSD creates.
The following are a list of avoidance symptoms that are associated with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The PTSD Avoidance Symptoms include:
- Trying to avoid thinking or talking about the trauma, as well as any feelings associated with the trauma.
- PTSD sufferers may resort to alcohol or illicit drugs to block out unwanted memories & feelings.
- Avoiding people, places and activities that trigger memories of the traumatic event.
- Not remembering an important part of the traumatic event
- Losing interest in, and enjoyment of e.g. leisure activities, study, work or stop participating in such activities altogether.
- Feeling detached from other people
- Being unable to feel joy or have loving feelings
- Not be able to see a future for themselves, they don’t expect to get married, have a family, live a long time
The time for Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to develop can vary quite dramatically from person to person. Some people can develop symptoms directly after a traumatic even, while others find the effects can emerge weeks, month or even years later. Contact Positive Changes Hypnosis in Hamilton at 905-383-3500 to book a no charge complimentary Hypnosis Evaluation. At this evaluation our fully certified hypnotists can answer all your questions with regards to PTSD. We also offer services for may other personal challenges such as smoking, addiction to drugs, weight loss, anxiety, depression, IBS, sleep disorders and much more. Click on the link below to contact us or visit our website at www.positivechangeshamilton.com .