Post-Traumatic stress disorder is often associated with combat fatigue but there are other experiences that can trigger PTSD. Whether it’s a natural disaster, an act of terrorism, a car accident, sexual abuse, or even the pandemic, PTSD can be debilitating. Patients with PTSD can suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, intense emotions, and intrusive thoughts. Regardless of the reason, post-traumatic stress disorder can be difficult to treat. Scientific studies show that patients can overcome PTSD with hypnosis.
Signs of PTSD
Very often those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder will relive the trauma via intense emotions and vivid flashbacks of the event. Another sign of PTSD is avoidance of the place and people associated with the traumatic experience. Some people aren’t able to remember the event or have a distorted view of it. In addition, patients often experience difficulty sleeping, irritability, anxiety, and uncontrollable emotions.
How PTSD can impact your life
It is not uncommon for those who suffer from PTSD, to find it difficult to hold down a job. Very often patients disconnect and find it hard to maintain both friendships and romantic relationships. Post-traumatic stress disorder can lead to bouts of depression and a diminished sex drive. PTSD sufferer’s often have difficulty making decisions and enjoying even the simplest things in life.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is treated with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy. Medications can include anti-anxiety medications, antidepressants, and Prazosin to prevent nightmares. These options are meant to teach coping skills, manage unwanted behavior, and improve overall mood.
Overcome PTSD with hypnosis
Studies show that hypnotherapy can eliminate or dramatically minimize post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. Another scientific study included war veterans. Hypnotherapy allowed for controlled and safe access to the trauma. More importantly hypnosis provide the ability to reframe the event. In hypnotic trance, those with combat fatigue gain a new perspective and are able to come to terms with the trauma.
The Trance State
Patients are guided into hypnotic trance by following the verbal directions of a certified hypnotist. Subjects may be asked to imagine different scenarios or to relax various parts of the body. Elements of confusion and overload may also be utilized to guide them into a relaxing hypnotic trance state. Most clients report being aware but highly relaxed and focused on the voice of the hypnotherapist.
The unconscious mind is where all our memories are stored. Once guided into the attentive, yet relaxed hypnotic trance state, patients will be taught to experience and remember the trauma from a healthier perspective. Essentially the subconscious mind will code the memory differently, free of the triggers that cause many of the post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. Clients often report mood enhancement and having a new lease on life. If you or someone you know is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, hypnotherapy for PTSD may be able to help. You can overcome PTSD symptoms with hypnosis in as little as six sessions.