Here’s a thought-provoking statistic…
7 out of every 100 people will experience Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder at some point in their
The last 12 months have been a year of suffering for many - loss of loved ones,
fear of the disease, the disease itself, social isolation, and financial
deprivation are just a few of the challenges that have been thrown
at us this year.
Such privation is bound to leave psychological scars and, for
some, this level of stress has created PTSD. For those already
suffering, it has been made worse.
Those involved in, or a witness to, any traumatic event - a traffic
accident, plane crash, violent crime, terrorist attack, or a natural
disaster like an earthquake, hurricane, or flood - may subsequently
feel a myriad of emotions.
You may feel intense shock, confusion, and fear.
You may feel numb, overwhelmed and disconnected.
And you may feel all these emotions all at once.
These emotions aren’t limited to the people who experienced the
Round-the-clock news and social media coverage means that
we’re all bombarded with horrific images of tragedy, suffering, and
loss almost the instant they occur, anywhere in the world.
Repeated exposure to such trauma can overwhelm your nervous
system and create traumatic stress - just as if you experienced the
event yourself firsthand.
And if these symptoms do not diminish over time - if you seem to
have become entrenched and unable to move forward from the
incident - you may be experiencing PTSD.
The symptoms can range from mild to severe and will often come
and go in waves.
There may be times when you feel jumpy and anxious and other
times when you feel disjointed and listless.
The brain’s natural response to a dangerous or life-threatening
situation is what is known as the “fight or flight”.
With PTSD however, a person has not been able to process the
traumatic event and the brain’s natural process is disrupted.
When situations arise in the future that remind a person of the
original trauma, the fight or flight response can be triggered
If you think you may be suffering from PTSD - or if your PTSD
symptoms have worsened due to the pandemic…
…You may need help - and help is at hand, with
Hypnotherapy emphasises physical and mental relaxation, and is a
highly effective intervention for PTSD.
PLUS, hypnotherapy is: