Hypnotherapy for POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
How we can help you overcome PTSD with hypnosis
We have worked with a fair number of clients over the years afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Most people, when they hear PTSD, think of war veterans and those in the armed forces, police officers, ambulance officers, and basically the ‘first responders’. It is very true that people with these occupations commonly suffer from the dreaded and pervasive PTSD. The diagnosis, however, does extend to anybody who witnessed or experienced a traumatic event that threatened life or safety and may include victims of crime especially sexual assault, trauma from domestic violence and abuse, and survivors of natural disasters, among others.
Clients suffering with PTSD will report disturbing and recurrent flashbacks of a traumatic event or events (often centring around death, torture, injury and abuse) where they felt genuinely terrified, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, hyper vigilance – being overly alert and as a consequence may experience sleeping difficulties or insomnia, lack of focus and concentration, anger outbursts, easily startled and constantly scan the environment for potential danger – avoidance of all things related to the trauma, numbness, physical symptoms such as heart palpitations, increased perspiration, etc as a sign of hyper arousal, among others.
These symptoms can develop into other issues, such as anxiety, panic attacks / disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, insomnia, fears and phobias, such as a fear of heights, fear of flying, fear of water, etc., and social anxiety or social phobia, as well as anger management issues to name a few.
Typically the sufferer of PTSD, does everything in their power to avoid it, to avoid thoughts, feelings, and discussions about it for fear it will become even more prominent, we suspect. Some clients will even develop amnesia or partial amnesia for the traumatic events as a way of coping, however will often have physical symptoms like heart palpitations, excessive perspiration and other evidence of hyper arousal.
Some clients are highly functional, holding down a job and ‘going through the motions’ of life and others barely function at all. Some take medication, others do not. Some want to come off their medication, others expect to be medicated for life. All clients who seek therapy with us want to feel better, feel happier, engage in life’s pleasures and genuinely live a fulfilling life.
So how can we help? I’m glad you asked!
Whether your Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is newly diagnosed or longstanding, entrenched or mild, whether you are medicated or not, we can help you to overcome it, be free of it, and live the life you want to live.
Through hypnotherapeutic counselling we take a comprehensive history respectfully, and identify key areas that need to be resolved in hypnosis for you to live the life you want to live. These encompass old beliefs that no longer serve you, as well as thought patterns, feelings and self-talk. In addition, we focus on healing and energizing the mind-body connection, optimizing the functioning of all body systems, so that the body and mind establish healthier ways of being, naturally.
And just like no two Hypnotherapists were made equal, no two PTSDs are the same, though the symptoms may appear identical, what is driving the behaviours and feelings are going to be entirely different because your life experience is unique.
Every client is different and every session will be unique, depending on the goal and techniques used. We have been described as the ‘mixed martial arts’ of therapy! See unique approach, although we are always respectful of what you want and how much change you are ready for. We take your lead.
So how do we resolve your issues? Easily and effectively!
We take you into hypnosis and use various techniques to unlock and resolve the PTSD, at times beyond conscious awareness, build and reinforce coping strategies, self-esteem, positivity, optimism and seal the deal with motivation, energy and desire to engage in life once again.
Every client is different and every session will be unique, depending on the goal and techniques used. We have been described as the ‘mixed martial arts’ of therapy! See Unique Approach.
We also recommend, where applicable, CDs to support you throughout your transformation. (Discounts are available for existing clients!)
What does your PTSD cost you?
Does it hold you back from advancing in your career? Can you put a monetary value on that?
Do you invest time and energy in avoiding certain situations, or concealing you have it?
Does it inhibit you in your everyday relationships?
Do you neglect yourself, family and/or friends because of it?
What is the cost and impact on your health? On your physical appearance?
What is the cost and impact on your sense of self-worth and wellbeing?
What is the cost and impact on your ability to perform at work? At home?
What is the cost and impact on your relationships?
Does the benefit of investing in a few sessions with us at North Shore & City Hypnotherapy Sydney to be free of your PTSD outweigh the ongoing costs of living with it?