Cognitive Hypnotherapy For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a form of recurring or longer term anxiety (sometimes accompanied by changes in behaviour) that tends to continue for an excessive amount of time after the traumatising event or timeframe occurred.  Our ability to cope with a situation is exceeded and subconsious patterns are put in place to try and help us to deal with what happened, but not always successfully.  PTSD is perhaps a more severe form of phobia.

When I see patients with PTSD they tend to fall into one of three categories - those where the problem was caused by a single highly intense traumatic event, those that had a few smaller but nonetheless quite stressful events occur over a relatively short period of time, and those that have consistently been subjected to (or subjected themselves to) lower level stressors over an extended time frame which eventually causes a problem.

Unresolved PTSD can also sometimes lead into addictive behaviours and habits such as drug or alcohol abuse.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective forms of evidence-based mental health treatment available today.  Its a flexible and responsive therapeutic framework that gives both therapists and patients the tools they need to work successfully to help resolve PTSD and its symptoms.