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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post trauma stress disorder (PTSD), understandably, is often associated with ex-military personnel, firefighters, police or ambulance personnel. The number of diagnosed cases of PTSD is on the rise. This may be because it can take several years for the symptoms to become apparent.

You don't need to have been in any of the above professions to be suffering from PTSD. It is an anxiety disorder and is caused by a frightening or distressing event. You may have experienced or witnessed the traumatic event or learned of a traumatic event that happened to someone you love or care about.

There are many sources of trauma, physical and psychological these are but a few:

  • Sexual violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Severe illness or injury
  • The death of a loved one
  • Witnessing an act of violence
  • Natural disasters
  • Being violently attacked
  • Abused, harassed or bullied
  • Involved in a car crash

By using psychotherapy, analytical hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), emotional freedom techniques (EFT) and mindfulness, I am able to help you to remove the feelings and emotions attached to the trauma(s) that you have experienced.

I will also help you to rebuild confidence in yourself and the world around you, allowing you to feel calm, relaxed and to think more positively about you, your life and your future.

PTSD symptoms are usually grouped under four headings, these symptoms may vary from person to person and may change over time:

Intrusive memories:

  • Recurring memories of the traumatic event.
  • Flashbacks and reliving the event as if it were happening again.
  • Nightmares of the event.
  • Emotional or physical reactions to something that reminds them of the event.

Avoidance:

  • Avoidance of places or people that remind them of the trauma.
  • Avoid thinking about the trauma e.g. overworking, obsessed with solving puzzles and other activities that will stop them from thinking about the trauma.
  • Avoid talking about the trauma.
  • Avoid TV programmes that remind them of the trauma.

Negative changes in thinking and mood:

  • Feelings of detachment from those they once loved and cared about.
  • Emotional numbness.
  • Negative thoughts about other people, the world around them and themselves.
  • Difficulty maintaining close relationships.
  • Lack of interest in hobbies or activities that they once enjoyed.
  • The future seems hopeless and pointless.

Changes in physical and emotional reaction

  • Easily frightened or startled.
  • Continuously on guard for danger.
  • Problems sleeping.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Self-destructive behaviour e.g. Driving dangerously, drinking too much.
  • Overpowering feelings of guilt or shame.
  • Aggressive behaviour, irritability and/or anger outbursts.

If you are experiencing any of the feelings and emotions listed above, then why not call me today for a confidential and complimentary telephone consultation, to see how I may help you.


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