For sufferers of PTSD, Hypnotherapy is a reliable and evidence-based treatment option.

PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) is a set of symptoms that result from traumatic events in one’s lifetime. Symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Intrusive flashbacks (reliving violent scenes in your head)
  • Recurrent bad dreams or nightmares
  • Anxiety disorders that cause chronic pain, tension, and teeth grinding
  • Reacting too quickly to situations that have seemingly little control
  • Sudden outbursts or tantrums of anger or rage
  • Unexplained fears and phobias such as the fear of butterflies
  • Sleep disorders
  • Inability to relax the body and mind
  • Persistent stress, tension, fears
  • Loss of concentration and memory

A common theme is a fact that certain situations or people may suddenly remind someone of a traumatic event. These triggers are what we call them.

What Is A PTSD Trigger?

A trigger for PTSD is someone who has been in combat and walks down the street when he or she hears a car roar and reacts the same way as when they were in high-stress combat situations. This causes them to relive the past as if it was happening now. A car’s backfire trigger may cause a combat veteran to feel sweaty, his heart rate may rise, and his breathing may speed up. He or she might even run for cover. Flashbacks may occur in the triggered PTSD vet. They may feel as if they are back on the battlefield for a while.

Hypnotherapy is a therapy that unlocks the subconscious mind. It must be stressed here that the primary tools of the conscious mind include rational thinking, analyzing, and judging. The gifts of the subconscious mind, on the other hand, are found within the senses. The subconscious mind can be described as a vast sensory vehicle that allows us to perceive the world through our senses. This includes sounds, smells and tastes, visuals, pictures, and feelings. To help someone suffering from PTSD, one way is to identify the triggers.

Hypnotherapy & PTSD

Trigger events can cause PTSD victims to feel confused and disorientated. The medical community and the psychological community often fail to diagnose PTSD. Adults who grew up in a household with alcoholic parents, where violence, fighting, and bullying were common examples of people who are not being diagnosed with PTSD. Persons who were physically, emotionally, or sexually abused in their formative years are more likely to have PTSD symptoms later on. This is often not recognized or treated. Hypnotherapy is a great way to learn the principles of mind and use them to diagnose and treat PTSD.

Hypnotherapy for PTSD can treat both the symptoms and the underlying causes. People who have suffered trauma or other stressful experiences in childhood are most likely to suffer from severe PTSD symptoms. These are just a few of the many ways that hypnotherapy can be used in the treatment of PTSD.

Installing powerful stress-reduction exercises immediately after the client leaves the treatment facility. These recordings can be replayed as often as the client needs.

Titration of symptoms to help the PTSD client reduce his or her reaction to common triggers

Each trigger should be identified so the client can have more control over their lives.

Hypnotherapy can be used to dig deeper into the individual’s memories and determine if any other stressful events have contributed to the PTSD firestorm.