Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is included in the fifth chapter of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) by the American Psychiatric Association. Hypnotherapy may help you identify symptoms and resolve your issue from the ground up.
1. Easily Triggered by Your Surroundings
PTSD is caused by short- or long-term exposure to a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, war, domestic abuse, or accident. While these events might be squarely in the patient’s past, they might feel like they are reliving them, especially when triggered by something in their surroundings.
Hypnotherapy can’t erase the memory of your trauma. However, it may help you revisit the event(s) and reassess and transform the relevant negative emotions by accessing your subconscious mind.
2. An Increasing Lack of Control Over the Mind and Body
You need a hypnotherapy service when your subconscious mind starts dictating your mind and body. An increasing lack of control is characterized by the following:
· Recurring nightmares
· Insistent flashbacks
· A knee-jerk reaction to anything that reminds you of the event.
When you feel helpless against PTSD, hypnotherapy can help you regain control by drawing attention to your strong qualities. When your inner strength is at the forefront of your mind, you’re more resilient when facing triggers and less likely to have nightmares, flashbacks, etc.
3. Avoidance and Escape
Avoidance is a more conscious attempt to evade the memory of a traumatic event. However, you must know that all escape begins with avoidance. To survive your trauma, you consciously adopt coping measures, such as substance abuse and disassociation.
Hypnotherapy teaches you that avoidance doesn’t last long. It takes a creative approach to face your trauma instead of avoiding it, ultimately changing how you perceive it and, therefore, how it affects your free will.
4. Negative Perceptions
It’s common to develop a negative worldview after a traumatic event. It skews your self-perception and the way you perceive others. This PTSD symptom is particularly insidious because it leads to other symptoms and exacerbates existing symptoms of PTSD.
Hypnotherapy helps alter such perceptions by helping the patient revisit the point at which their perception changed for the worse and replacing it with a positive perception.
See the above approaches to PTSD in action by booking a hypnotherapy service in Connecticut with the compassionate and empathetic therapists at Alternative Therapy LLC, a bilingual counseling service for individuals, groups, and families. We have professional counseling for everyone, and accept cash and credit cards, as well as most forms of insurance.
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