Hypnotherapy for PTSD

Clinical Hypnotherapy is the use of a deep state of relaxation to counter the numerous physical and psychological symptoms which come under the banner of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, extreme anger, pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome are just a few of the symptoms which can indicate unresolved trauma in your body. This list is not exhaustive. Stress is a malign and dangerous force which can cause numerous health problems in any sufferer. 

When no solution can be found, sufferers can often feel they have no option except to self-medicate with alcohol and narcotics. This desire to numb is normal in PTSD sufferers. It is the body crying out for anything which will bring it relief. 

You may think that simple relaxation cannot possibly begin to address the symptoms you are battling, but clinical hypnotherapy is a powerful tool, which has been used to eliminate PTSD in the UK since the Battle of the Somme, when doctors in Scotland realised how useful it was to heal shell shock.

Dr William Brown, the medical officer in charge of Craiglockhart Hospital for Neurasthenic Officers during WW1, said all his shell shocked patients were suffering from dissociation, or a splitting of the mind, which caused symptoms like loss of memory, voice, hearing or even the ability to walk. “By hypnotising such a patient, and allowing him to recall the circumstances of his injury, evacuating the repressed fear, it is possible to reassociate the lost powers. Even if he has been paralysed, movement will occur in his limbs. A complete cure is often made.”

The body is a self-healing organism, but only when it is put into such a deep state of relaxation that all stressors and triggers can be subconsciously identified and defused. 

Clinical hypnotherapy is a confidential procedure, in which the client does not even need to share the enlightenment he or she receives during sessions with the hypnotherapist. The hypnotherapist is simply the guide to help the client get the most out of each deep relaxation session.

If you would like to learn more about the clinical hypnotherapy process feel free to contact me, or you can read case histories of serving and veteran military personnel who used this therapy to cure the very worst cases of PTSD and C-PTSD in a matter of weeks. 

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