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Trauma and PTSD
How can Cognitive Hypnotherapy help with Trauma and PTSD?
Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are anxiety disorders which may develop following exposure to any one of a variety of traumatic events.
I am experienced in working with clients who have experienced abuse, rape, serious attack, military combat and hostage situations.
The effects and impact of trauma including PTSD can be successfully treated, even when they develop many years after the traumatic event or events. I am trained and professionally qualified in the use of a range of up to date treatments including EMI (Eye Movement Integration) and hypnosis that can successfully treat trauma and PTSD. Eye Movement Integration is a powerful psychological method for treating emotional difficulties and for many clients it provides more rapid relief from emotional distress than conventional psychotherapies. EMI is very similar to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and they share a common methodology.
The effects and imapct of trauma can develop in any situation where a person feels extreme fear, horror or helplessness. The traumatic event could even be witnessed rather than directly experienced and sometimes just learning about it may be sufficient to cause trauma and PTSD if the persons involved are family members or close friends.
The type of events that can cause Trauma and PTSD include:
- violent personal assaults, such as sexual assault, sexual abuse, mugging or robbery
- military combat
- serious road accidents
- witnessing violent deaths
Trauma and PTSD Symptoms
Sufferers will often relive the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks and they may experience feelings of isolation, irritability, heightened awareness and guilt. Clients often describe it as though they are carrying the shadow or imprint of the event with them at all times.
Following Trauma and PTSD Treatment
Once treated, clients describe how the memories are still there, but the emotional response is at a different level and how they cope with and deal with the memories is completely transformed.
Please do call me on 07920 054292 for a confidential chat about how I can help you or send me a text if that is easier and I will call you back.
My life changed quite considerably after I met Fiona. I had experienced some devastating things in my youth and how I felt about these things continued to affect what I was doing in my adult life. At times this wasn’t helpful and I felt held back and not quite myself. Fiona is incredibly warm and reassuring at the same time as professional, this made me feel safe to explore the things from my past. She seamlessly guided me through different techniques and processes that have left me feeling relieved, hugely optimistic and excited about my future. I can’t thank Fiona enough.
I am so relieved that I found Fi as I had suffered for the last 14 years with PTSD. In just a few sessions everything changed so much and I now think of those past events in a completely different way, I still know they happened but I don’t get the emotional response about them now. The help and support Fiona gave me was fantastic. Whilst seeing her I found her calm and knowledgeable approach really gave me confidence that she could help me. Life feels much freer now and I’m really enjoying life and looking forward to what lies ahead.