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How hypnotherapy helps with PTSD

Thursday, September 03, 2020


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, can be particularly debilitating. If left untreated, it can have a severe effect on that person and their loved ones. There are a number of ways in which PTSD can be treated. Hypnotherapy is one of the most popular techniques used today.

Symptoms of PTSD

The first thing that needs to be established is whether you or your loved one suffers from PTSD. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Flashbacks that can make you feel like you are reliving the traumatic event.



  • Recurring nightmares.



  • Anxiety can cause teeth grinding, tension throughout the body and even physical pain.



  • Overreacting and unable to control your emotions in certain stressful situations.



  • Temper tantrums and sudden outbursts.



  • Inexplicable phobias that are out of place like a fear of something as harmless as a butterfly.



  • Unable to relax the body and mind.



  • Sleep disorders.



  • Persistent fears, tension and stress.



  • Loss of memory.



  • Inability to concentrate.



  • Situations can occur without warning that reminds them of their traumatic experience. These are called triggers.

Treatment with hypnotherapy

In so many cases, PTSD patients are not able to pinpoint the event that resulted in their current state. They might not even realise that they have PTSD at all! This is why it often goes undiagnosed for years. Hypnotherapy can help the person suffering from PTSD identify this root cause in a safe and controlled environment. They are guided in such a way that they can safely explore their subconscious and the therapist will help them understand the emotions that are directly and indirectly related to this trauma. This is the first step in treating the condition since it will provide the therapist with a starting point. From here, the therapist can then come up with an immediate and long term plan to help their patient work through their trauma rather than trying to just ignore it.

Remember, before you or your loved one attends a scheduled hypnotherapy session, it is important to discuss any and all concerns with the practitioner. They will be able to answer any questions you have and set your mind at ease by helping you understand what to expect.

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