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Trauma & PTSD

Trauma is a psychological and emotional response to distressing or deeply disturbing experiences that overwhelm an individual's ability to cope effectively. It can result from various events, such as physical or emotional abuse, natural disasters, accidents, violence, loss of a loved one, or life-threatening situations. Trauma can originate not only from what we traditionally perceive as overtly traumatic events but also from witnessing distressing experiences, such as incidents seen on television, in the community, or first hand to someone we know. Traumatic experiences can have a profound impact on a person's mental, emotional, and physical well-being, often leaving lasting imprints on their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

Trauma can manifest in different ways, including acute stress reactions, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or complex trauma. Individuals who have experienced trauma may struggle with intrusive memories, nightmares, hypervigilance, emotional numbness, or develop irrational fears or phobias. Trauma can also lead to changes in how a person perceives themselves, others, and the world around them, affecting their ability to trust, feel safe, and form healthy relationships.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex and debilitating mental health condition that can develop in individuals who have experienced trauma or witnessed a traumatic event. This condition can lead to a range of distressing symptoms similar to those above, including flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, intrusive memories, avoidance, depression, guilt, shame, hyperarousal, reckless or self-destructive behaviours, cognitive distortion and more.

The problem with PTSD is that the associated emotions felt at the time of the trauma, did not transition into a memory, and instead they get trapped in the present, which is why people suffer those initial emotions with the same intensity every time they are triggered in any way, which can often be on a daily basis, making life unbearable for those who suffer with PTSD. 

 

With a very specialised treatment, that DOES NOT REQUIRE the client to relive the trauma in anyway, and whilst in hypnosis - we are able to put the event that caused the trauma back where it belongs - as a MEMORY, albeit, a bad memory - but a memory that exists in the past and no longer causes the client to feel the emotions in the same way they did, in the present, every time they think about it or are reminded of it, or triggered by it.

Through guided relaxation and accessing the subconscious mind, Hypnotherapy can help individuals process and reframe traumatic memories, allowing them to gain perspective, desensitize emotional triggers, and build healthier coping mechanisms. Hypnotherapy also aids in reducing anxiety and restoring emotional balance, empowering individuals to gradually overcome the debilitating effects of Trauma and PTSD and find a path towards healing and renewed well-being.

If you are suffering from the effects of trauma or PTSD - please don't suffer in silence any longer - try Hypnotherapy today.

Or Call 1300 275 242 for More Information or to Book

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