PTSD is an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or living through a dangerous event.
When in danger, it’s natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to prepare to defend against the danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a healthy reaction meant to protect a person from harm. But in PTSD, this reaction is changed or damaged. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they’re no longer in danger.
Anyone can get PTSD at any age. This includes war veterans and survivors of physical and sexual assault, abuse, accidents, disasters, and many other serious events.
Not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event. Some people get PTSD after a friend or family member experiences danger or is harmed. The sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can also cause PTSD.
Hypnosis has been used to effectively treat PTSD since the Second World War when PTSD was often referred to as ‘Shell Shock”
In addition to Hypnosis, PTSD responds extremely well to a process called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
The technique has been so successful that the US use it to help veterans to overcome PTSD caused by battlefield experiences. You can find details of the study here
I use a combination of hypnotherapy and EFT when working with PTSD sufferers which usually achieves excellent outcomes.
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