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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur after someone has been through a traumatic event.

Symptoms of PTSD can be very disruptive and interfere with daily life. However, hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment for eliminating PTSD symptoms.

In this blog post, we will discuss what PTSD is, the symptoms of PTSD, and how hypnotherapy can help eliminate those symptoms.

PTSD meaning

PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. It is a mental health condition that can occur after someone has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.

PTSD symptoms

People with PTSD often have flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive memories of the traumatic event. They may avoid people, places, or things that remind them of the event.

They may feel constantly on edge, irritable, or angry. They may have difficulty sleeping and concentrating. These symptoms can be severe enough to interfere with work, school, and relationships.

PTSD symptoms may last for months or years, and can also come on suddenly after a trigger like hearing a loud noise or seeing disturbing images on television.

Some people develop PTSD right away, but some people don’t see the full effects of their trauma until weeks or even months later.

PTSD attack

Symptoms of PTSD can be so debilitating that they can cause an attack. During a PTSD attack, the person may experience intense fear, helplessness, or horror.

The person may also have physical symptoms such as a racing heart, sweating, and feeling sick to their stomach.

These attacks can be so severe that they disrupt daily life. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to seek help. There are treatments that can help you manage your PTSD.

You don’t have to suffer in silence.

If you are experiencing a PTSD attack, it is important to seek help right away. There are treatments that can help you manage your PTSD and get your life back on track.

Complex PTSD

The symptoms of complex PTSD are a more severe form of PTSD that can develop after repeated and prolonged traumatic events.

People with Complex PTSD may have difficulty regulating their emotions and managing their relationships. They may also find it difficult to control their anger or hostility.

They may feel that they are permanently damaged and have trouble believing in the goodness of others. However, recovery is possible with proper treatment.

Complex PTSD symptoms

The symptoms of complex PTSD can be very disruptive and can make it difficult to live a normal life. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Flashbacks or memories that feel as if they are happening again.
  • Intense emotional reactions, such as extreme fear, anger, or sadness.
  • Problems with concentration, memory, and focus.
  • Feeling numb or detached from yourself or others.
  • Difficulty sleeping or nightmares.
  • Avoiding people, places, things, or activities that remind you of the traumatic event.
  • Feelings of guilt or shame.
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek help from a mental health professional. Get the help you need today!

What does PTSD do to a person?

PTSD can have a devastating effect on people’s lives. It can cause problems with relationships, work, and daily activities. PTSD can also lead to depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

These problems can be very difficult to deal with alone. If you are struggling with PTSD, it is important to get help from a therapist or counselor. There are also support groups available for people with PTSD.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating PTSD, but there are many treatments that have been shown to be effective.

Some of the most common treatments include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy, and medication.

It is important to find a treatment that works for you. Don’t give up if you don’t find relief right away. With time and patience, you can overcome PTSD.

What are the five signs of PTSD?

Signs of PTSD:

  • Recurrent, intrusive memories of the event.
  • Avoidance of anything that might trigger memories of the event.
  • Negative moods and thoughts about oneself or the world.
  • Reduced interest in activities formerly enjoyed.
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep; increased irritability.

These are five common signs of PTSD. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek treatment right away.

With treatment and support, you can overcome PTSD and live a full life.

What are examples of PTSD?

PTSD can be found in veterans who have served in combat zones. Veterans can experience flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts about their experiences in the warzone.

Other examples of PTSD include survivors of physical or sexual assault, natural disasters, or accidents.

People with PTSD may feel constantly on edge, have difficulty sleeping, and experience flashbacks or intrusive thoughts.

PTSD treatment

Treatment for PTSD can include cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, and medication.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of talk therapy that helps people manage their symptoms by changing the way they think about the trauma.

Exposure therapy is another type of treatment for PTSD in which someone engages in safe situations or activities that remind them of their trauma.

Medication can also be helpful in managing PTSD symptoms. There are a number of different medications that can be used for this purpose, and your doctor will work with you to find the best medication for you.

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for PTSD, so it is important to work with a therapist who understands the condition and can help you find the best treatment.

Hypnotherapy for PTSD

There are a few different types of hypnotherapy that can be effective for PTSD.

One is called directive hypnotherapy, which involves the therapist giving specific instructions to the client in order to help them achieve the desired outcome.

This type of therapy can be especially helpful for people who have trouble relaxing and focusing on tasks.

Another type of hypnotherapy that can be effective for PTSD is called permissive hypnotherapy. With this approach, the therapist allows the client to explore their own thoughts and feelings without interruption.

This type of therapy can be helpful for people who are more creative and spontaneous.

Both types of hypnotherapy can be very effective in helping people with PTSD to address the underlying causes of their condition and to improve their quality of life.

Contact Quays Clinic today!

Hypnotherapist Ian Smith is an ex-army veteran who is skilled at helping his clients to overcome PTSD symptoms.

If you are suffering from PTSD, please do not hesitate to contact Quays Clinic today and book an appointment with Ian. He will help you to get your life back on track.

Ian Smith (Distinction) D.Hyp  T.F.T  M.U.F.H. Telephone: 0774 3353367.

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