Often profound events that shatter our sense of security and make us feel helpless, alone, fearful, and vulnerable can cause long-lasting emotional and psychological trauma.
And the truth is that no amount of hypnotherapy or counseling can help unless the root cause of the trauma is dealt with.
Trauma can be caused by a one-off event, sustained relentless stress, childhood abuse (emotional, sexual, and physical), and other acts or periods of abuse, such as rape. And the nature of trauma is such that the more helpless the event makes you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized by it.
Our hypnotherapy for trauma sessions are specifically designed to deal with the trauma you may have suffered in the past and may be suffering now. Through hypnosis, we work with you to allow you to reconcile the event and move beyond it.
Trauma is a product of a part of the brain called the Amygdala which triggers our fight or flight response when we’re faced with a perceived threat or danger. When activated to fulfill that part of its job, the Amygdala puts us on constant watch and our stress response is fully engaged.
Suffering a traumatic event in life makes us vulnerable emotionally, if not physically, and the Amygdala is instinctively activated, keeping a constant silent watch for any threat that a traumatic event may be repeated.
At its worst, our stress response is at maximum all day, every day – and that’s not good for us either mentally or physically.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Our hypnotherapy for trauma in London is gentle, sensitive, and caring. We understand that the events and experiences that have led you to us are likely to still be very raw, no matter how long in the past they occurred.
Using hypnotherapy, we work with you to heal the parts of you that experienced the shock and pain of trauma and by releasing and clearing the toxic and frightening messages you received, you can move on with your life as a strong and self-assured adult.
Trauma has its roots in an event like being involved in a tragic incident. It can then set off a range of extreme emotions like anger, sadness, fear, hurt, or guilt that for some people can manifest in likes of PTSD. The event/s may play on your mind, particularly when you least want it to. You may be going to a meeting, a date, or just at home, and then – boom! – there it is.
What is stress?
Stress is the reaction of the autonomic nervous system to real or imagined danger. It is the human body’s instinctive defense against attack. In the event of a threatened or actual physical attack, the fight or flight mechanism kicks in and the system releases adrenaline to boost the body’s ability to fight off the attacker or run away quicker than normal. Once the real or imagined threat has subsided, the system then returns to normal. In some situations, some unused adrenaline will remain in the system which can cause long-term stress.
The fight-or-flight mechanism was very useful in the days of cavemen being chased by saber-toothed tigers. Stress wasn’t really an issue then but in the modern day where we worry about redundancy and the world’s economic problems, there is no outlet for this stress as the system’s original design was intended to take care of physical threats.
What are the symptoms of stress and anxiety?
Stress affects people in different ways and a sufferer may have some of the following symptoms:
To discuss more ways to deal with trauma call on 075 8675 5862 or contact me