There are a wide range of mental disorders that can occur or manifest for a number of reasons throughout our lives. While it isn’t exactly a pleasant idea to consider, dealing with an issue that afflicts you is always a priority and in no way should you feel like hope is lost. When it comes to particularly debilitating conditions like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), it is especially important that you take steps to improve your mental and emotional state to combat the symptoms. Read further if you want to find out exactly what PTSD is and how hypnosis can do wonders to combat its effects.
What is PTSD? :
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological and mood disorder that occurs after a traumatic event or span of time, which greatly interferes with a person’s ability to function properly in everyday life. PTSD is one of the more frequently misdiagnosed disorders due to people often mistaking it for high stress or fear, whereas they are actually just symptoms of a bigger problem. Post-Traumatic stress can come from a major distressful event like abuse or loss, but also from more subtle and elongated events such as bullying or time spent in combat.
How PTSD Differs from Normal Stress:
A lot of people have a hard time separating normal stress or even high levels of stress with PTSD. While stress is something that a majority of people feel throughout their lives, it is important to know the difference between having an episode of stress and losing normal function because of the underlying disorder that you aren’t aware of. A large part of this mix up comes from a lack of education on the condition, meaning people just write off their episodes as high stress and try to ignore it, which unfortunately leads to the episodes getting worse and a flurry of other symptoms.
Symptoms of PTSD:
Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can vary depending on the severity and personality of the person experiencing them, but there are often constants for everyone. Intrusive thoughts of traumatic events or vivid flashbacks frequently occur in a majority of people suffering from the condition, especially if it is a result of one specific event. Dis-association is also a lesser known but very common symptom of the disorder, which means a person will completely disconnect from the present and seem almost as if they don’t have emotion. This, along with the exact opposite reaction of aggressive and violent outbursts, comes when the emotions or stress caused by the traumatic thoughts become too much for the person to handle, resulting in them either lashing out or shutting down completely. Rapid mood swings and denial of any problem can often be found in people that suffer from PTSD, which is also a result of the thoughts or memories being too much to bare.
How Hypnosis Can Help:
With so many intense symptoms and issues that can come from PTSD, it is vital that a course of action is created that can help these individuals work their way back to a healthy and happy mental state. When it comes to trauma the root of the problem is within the mind and like any other aspect of our mind, we are ultimately in control, albeit subconsciously in situations like this. Hypnosis is a way to calm down the mind and allow it to truly reflect on what is afflicting it, because the first step to overcoming trauma is accepting it and seeing what it truly does to us. Facing the issue head on can be tricky when the issue is buried deep in our head and proper hypnosis is a great way to pull out the issues you are unintentionally avoiding and start to work through them.
While there is no tried and true method that completely cures somebody of a condition like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, it doesn’t mean a person can’t come to terms with it and take back control of their mind. Hypnosis is one way for a person to reach into themselves and work through the stress and pain that hurts us, which in the case of PTSD, is exactly the right approach. Mind Enhancement Center has been specializing in helping our clients overcome a wide range of issues since first opening our doors and we hope you can take the first steps to becoming whole again by coming to see us today.