Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychology to overcome Trauma

A trauma can be caused by a wide variety of events from the present or from the past, and occurs as a result of a severe distressing event.

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How it works

Traumas can develop with a single event, a repeated event or number of events. Emotions, images and thoughts about the event can overwhelm the mind which unable the person to deal with the experience. It can be so severe that the individual struggles to have a normal life.

When a trauma occurs in childhood the problem can emerge later when a trigger is activated. New ideas of what is right and wrong can cause a state of extreme confusion and insecurity.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event. It can include re-experiencing the original trauma, flashbacks and nightmares, difficulty falling or staying asleep, anger, and hypervigilance. PTSD can develop days, weeks, months or years after a person experiences the traumatic event.

Most common situations that can cause trauma:

  • Experiencing or witnessing childhood or adult physical, emotional, or sexual abuse
  • Getting a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness
  • Employment, job loss
  • Loss of a relative or close friend
  • Serious road accidents
  • Violent personal assaults , mugging or robbery
  • Prolonged sexual abuse, violence or severe neglect
  • Witnessing violent deaths
  • Military combat
  • Being held hostage
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Natural disasters, such as severe floods, earthquakes or tsunamis

PTSD can be successfully treated at any time even when it develops many years after a traumatic event. The treatment depends on the severity of symptoms and how often they occur. If you visit your GP you probably will be confronted with two choices - treatment with antidepressants or going to therapy. Hypnotherapy can be much faster and easier for you than any other therapy.

The aim of hypnotherapy is to unlock stored emotion so that the trauma can be revisited and explored from a different perspective. Change the unconscious mind negative beliefs which were built up during the trauma can be explored and alleviated.