Here’s a thought-provoking statistic… 7 out of every 100 people will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at some point in their lives
2020 has been a year of suffering for many – loss of loved ones, fear of the disease, the disease itself, social isolation, and financial deprivation are just a few of the challenges that have been thrown at us this year.
Such privation is bound to leave psychological scars and, for some, this level of stress has created PTSD. For those already suffering, it has been made worse.
Those involved in, or a witness to, any traumatic event – a traffic accident, plane crash, violent crime, terrorist attack, or a natural disaster like an earthquake, hurricane, or flood – may subsequently feel a myriad of emotions.
You may feel intense shock, confusion, and fear.
You may feel numb, overwhelmed and disconnected.
And you may feel all these emotions all at once.
These emotions aren’t limited to the people who experienced the event directly.
Round-the-clock news and social media coverage means that we’re all bombarded with horrific images of tragedy, suffering, and loss almost the instant they occur, anywhere in the world.
Repeated exposure to such trauma can overwhelm your nervous system and create traumatic stress – just as if you experienced the event yourself firsthand. And if these symptoms do not diminish over time – if you seem to have become entrenched and unable to move forward from the incident – you may be experiencing PTSD.
The symptoms can range from mild to severe and will often come and go in waves.
There may be times when you feel jumpy and anxious and other times when you feel disjointed and listless.
The brain’s natural response to a dangerous or life-threatening situation is what is known as the “fight or flight”.
With PTSD however, a person has not been able to process the traumatic event and the brain’s natural process is disrupted.
When situations arise in the future that remind a person of the original trauma, the fight or flight response can be triggered unnecessarily.
You many also be suffering effects of secondary trauma. This is when a student, colleague or friend has experienced a traumatic event, and you feel the impact of their distress. Secondary trauma can often lead to secondary traumatic stress which causes symptoms similar to PTSD. The pandemic has exacerbated the amount of trauma those caring professions such as education are having to support and deal with. Suffering secondary trauma can lead to compassion fatigue and burnout.
How to get help with PTSD
If you think you may be suffering from PTSD – or if your PTSD symptoms have worsened due to the pandemic…
…You may need help – and help is at hand, with HYPNOTHERAPY.
Hypnotherapy emphasises physical and mental relaxation, and is a highly effective intervention for PTSD.
PLUS, hypnotherapy is:
• Offers immediate results
• Resolves underlying issues
Hypnotherapy will tailor techniques specifically to you, helping you to manage symptoms and recognise potential triggers, as well as changing the way you react to them.
Hypnotherapy will get you back on track and will give you the coping skills and mechanisms you need to gain back control.
I will treat you and your problems with sensitivity. I understand that every person is unique so your hypnotherapy session will be custom designed to provide you with life changing results.
If you’d like to find out more how hypnotherapy can help you overcome your post traumatic stress, you can contact me through this page here