Survivors of traumatic events, whether one-off or ongoing for long periods, often find that they continue to be troubled by the effects of what they have experienced. This may take the form of frequent nightmares or troubling or debilitating flashbacks. Or it could be that surviving trauma has left its mark on mental health, relationships, moods, or general ability to cope.
Typical forms of trauma might include being involved in violent or unexpected situations (accidents or terrorist attacks); being a victim of violent crime (rape, assault, mugging, burglary); witnessing or working in emergency or crisis situations (any emergency service personnel, military, police or prison officers); being a veteran of war or conflict; being a refugee; being a victim of sexual, physical or psychological abuse or neglect. In some cases, being a witness of any traumatic event or situation can cause post traumatic symptoms.
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often diagnosed when the ongoing effects of trauma are having a considerable effect on someone’s life, wellbeing and/or relationships.
There is no need to continue to struggle with the effects of trauma or PTSD. There are several relatively simple ways to address, reduce or even eliminate post traumatic symptoms. I am trained in a few different approaches, including:
- The Rewind Technique, as developed by Dr David Muss, which is a well recognised and acclaimed way of addressing PTSD simply and quickly, often in just 2 or 3 sessions
- Brainworking Recursive Therapy (BWRT®) – a simple, safe, rapid and powerful approach for changing the brain’s response to triggers or thoughts – again only a few sessions may be necessary
- Clinical hypnosis and NLP provide various techniques for managing or addressing trauma
If you have any concerns at all about how trauma or PTSD are affecting you, please get in touch with me to discuss how I could help you.