Do you know someone, or think you could be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? There IS effective help for PTSD!
Know someone that needs help for PTSD?
Is your life being ruled by the ongoing impact of a past trauma, stressful period or event?
Are your attempts to change bad habits, lose weight or just live an ‘ordinary life’ being hindered by constant self sabotage?
PTSD can arise after periods of extreme stress or a significant traumatic event, often where the person has felt terrified, threatened, helpless or that they might die. It’s not weakness or something to hide or be ashamed of. It’s not something that everyone develops after extreme events and many surrounding factors can contribute, including previous events in an individual’s life.
Soldiers returning from war torn areas, civilians from a wide range of professions including emergency service workers, police and ambulance workers commonly develop symptoms of PTSD. It can also affect those who have been through natural disasters, accidents, victims of crime, abuse, attacks, domestic violence, severe bullying, the sudden death of a loved one or other traumas.
Think you could you have PTSD?
It can show up in many ways and sometimes sufferers may not notice or recognise themselves that something is really wrong or see the symptoms. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder develops differently from person to person. Symptoms can appear straight away, or can take weeks or even years to appear.
Common Symptoms can include (though everyone is different):
Re-Living of traumatic event
- Flashbacks including memories or upsetting nightmares (of the event or other things)
- Feeling like the event is happening again (and again, and again)
- Strong physical symptoms like panic attacks, sweating, heart pounding, nausea, muscle tension
- Intense distress or upset when reminded of the event
Emotionally numb and avoidance
- Avoiding places, feelings, activities or thoughts that could remind you of the trauma
- Inability to remember important aspects of the trauma
- Loss of interest life in general and activities
- Emotional Isolation, avoiding spending time with others
- Feeling detached from others and emotionally numb
- Sense of future for yourself is limited (you can’t imagine having a full life or being free from this ‘condition’)
Emotionally aroused, anxious or jumpy
- Constantly on red alert or hypervigilant (waiting for something to go wrong, or looking for danger)
- Find it hard to focus
- Sleep problems, trouble staying or falling asleep
- Outbursts of anger, irritability, or aggression
- Easily startled. Increased anxiety for no reason
Why use Hypnotherapy for PTSD?
- In “Psychotherapy” magazine (Volume 7, Number 1), varying techniques were studied and listed in a review of pertinent literature by Alfred A. Barrios, PhD. In the above quoted text, the methods that showed to achieve the highest success in providing lasting results were the below (listed by rate of success):
- Hypnosis — 93% recovery after 6 sessions (approx. 1 1/2 months at 1 session per week).
- Behaviour Therapy — 72% after 22 sessions (approx. 6 months at 1 session per week).
- Psychotherapy — 38% recovery after 600 sessions (approx. 11 1/2 yrs at 1 session per week).
- Studies have shown that individuals who have been severely traumatised are actually ‘more hypnotisable’ than the general public. A study of Vietnam veterans suffering from PTSD were shown to be twice as ‘hypnotisable’ as the general population. J Clin Psychiatry. 1990 Oct
- During and after WWI PTSD (or ‘shell shock’, as it was then called,) was intensively studied. The most effective solution was hypnotherapy. Many more soldiers actually became well with hypnotherapy treatment.
The ripple and ongoing effects of PTSD on not only individuals, but also loved ones, family and other people in their lives are huge. PTSD can have destructive and devastating effects and consequences if effective help is not obtained.
Help is here! It’s real. It’s effective. It’s quick & SAFE. Results are lasting.
Wendy Gadsby is a Certified Hypnotherapist and an NLP Master Practitioner and also a Specialist Practitioner of the Richards Trauma Process.
The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) is an effective way to deal with major trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, fears and phobias and other issues.
This process uses a combination of techniques and has been described as hypnosis on steroids. It’s usually conducted over a period of 3-4 sessions, within a month. No re traumatising involved. Consistent positive and lasting results are reported.
We work with you during the sessions and support you with positive integration of the changes into your life after the sessions.
Watch a short video here as Judith Richards, creator of the process, explains TRTP and how trauma gets trapped both in the mind and body.
If you are concerned that you or someone you know may have PTSD, or would like to find out more about this process and how it could help you, contact Wendy today on 1800 760 249 for a no obligation chat, or through this link.
Make Changes is based in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs. Skype sessions are also available and just as effective, worldwide.
Gina shares a few words below after completing the TRTP process.
To see and listen to some more stories on people who have been through the TRTP process check the link out here. From PTSD, Stress, Anxiety, Pain and Weight the results are the same.