If you think you might be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, hypnosis is an effective and natural alternative that can tackle this crippling disorder. If you believe you might be suffering from PTSD and you’re curious about how hypnosis can help stop these symptoms from disrupting your life, then keep reading…
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder which develops after one is exposed to one or more traumatic events or experiences such as war, sexual assault, severe injury, natural disasters, car or plane crashes, terrorist attacks, physical abuse, childhood neglect, or the sudden death of a loved one.
After exposure to any type of trauma, it is expected for an individual’s sense of safety, security, and trust will be abruptly destroyed. It is normal to feel frazzled, disconnected, and numb, as well as having feelings of fear and possibly even suffering from nightmares. Even a mild sense of survivor’s guilt for having survived a tragic incident while others have perished, is also normal and can be expected. These are all natural, normal reactions due to abnormal circumstances, however if these symptoms persist beyond several weeks and seem to intensify as time goes on, then it is perhaps it is the sign of the greater issue of PTSD.
Symptoms of PTSD only arise following exposure to a severe trauma. Symptoms of PTSD include disturbing recurring flashbacks, intrusive and upsetting memories of the event while conscious which disrupt daily activities and personal relationships, loss of interest in activities and life in general, high levels of debilitating anxiety, nightmares and difficulty sleeping, irritability and outbursts of anger, difficulty concentrating, hypervigilance, depression and hopelessness, feeling alienated, physical aches and pains, suicidal thoughts, feelings of detachment, sense of a limited future, avoidance of certain memories, and self medicating in active pursuit of suppressing the memory of the trauma.
Drug abuse is a commonly concurrent with PTSD, but this act of self-medication often exacerbates the condition. People that suffer from PTSD are also at a higher risk of harming themselves or someone else when placed in any situation that triggers intense fear, horror, or powerlessness. There is evidence that susceptibility to PTSD is hereditary and approximately 30% of the variance in PTSD is caused from genetics alone, however any exposed to any level of trauma is susceptible to experiencing this debilitating disorder.
Because Hypnosis is based on the science of neuroplasticity, meaning that it changes the way one’s brain interprets and processes one’s thoughts or feelings, it has proven to be an effective form of alternative treatment in cases of PTSD.
With PTSD, hypnosis in conjunction with rational cognitive coaching changes the way trauma is interpreted within the brain. By altering one’s emotional response to thoughts or feelings associated with the trauma, hypnosis is able to alleviate one’s sense of fear or guilt. Therefore the brain is able to reconstruct previous negative and debilitating emotions associated with the stress, into something more positive so that the individual is able to move forward with confidence and pride. If you or someone you know believes they are suffering from PTSD, please don’t hesitate to contact my office.
So if you want to give hypnosis a try, then make sure to call our office in NYC at (212) 599-3195. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something you DO NOT need to live with, so call our office today to find out how we can help you.