Hypnosis can help people suffering from PTSD in many ways:
- It helps you examine the event honestly, without suppression
- It gives you awareness of and access to the emotions surrounding the event so you can process and deal with them
- It gives you back control of your thoughts and emotions, by transforming the way that you respond to stress
- It helps reconnect and undergird those parts of you that are strong
- It can help you work through the event with emotional strength and mental tools you did not have at the time of the event
- It can help identify and address incorrect beliefs and conclusions caused by the event
PTSD is the result of the body getting “stuck.” Instead of dealing with the event, you get caught in an endless loop where you can neither fight nor flee, and this in turn effects how you relate to others, causing external loops of negativity. Hypnosis gives you the tools to break the loop and find recovery. If you or someone you love is suffering from PTSD, know that you’re not alone. Millions of people are diagnosed each year and many more go undiagnosed. But there is a way to fight back. Call us today at (702) 303-7663 for a free 10-minute consultation to determine whether hypnosis is right for you.
Hypnosis for PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) effects millions of adults each year. Although anyone can experience PTSD after a traumatic event or a lifetime of repeated trauma or abuse, it is especially common in people whose vocations expose them to death, abuse, traumatic injuries, mass casualties, and other highly disturbing situations on a regular basis. War veterans, policemen and women, fire fighters, EMTs, and other first responders are especially at risk for PTSD.
At its core, however, PTSD is not simply about witnessing a traumatic event. It’s also about how a person understands the event, translates that understanding into beliefs, and how the brain copes with the memories. Hypnosis is a medically-recognized approach to dealing with the underlying causes of PTSD – not just its symptoms, as current drug therapies do.
Military PTSD Stats
PTSD is not a sign of weakness and it is not rare. An estimated 11-15% of veterans experience PTSD each year. An estimated 8 million people at large suffer from the disorder annually.
(Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, National Center for PTSD)
* Some estimates place annual PTSD cases at up to 20% for the Iraq War.