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How Can Living With PTSD Feel?

Here’s a thought-provoking statistic…

7 out of every 100 people will experience Post

Traumatic Stress Disorder at some point in their


The last 12 months have been a year of suffering for many - loss of loved ones,

fear of the disease, the disease itself, social isolation, and financial

deprivation are just a few of the challenges that have been thrown

at us this year.

Such privation is bound to leave psychological scars and, for

some, this level of stress has created PTSD. For those already

suffering, it has been made worse.

Those involved in, or a witness to, any traumatic event - a traffic

accident, plane crash, violent crime, terrorist attack, or a natural

disaster like an earthquake, hurricane, or flood - may subsequently

feel a myriad of emotions.

You may feel intense shock, confusion, and fear.

You may feel numb, overwhelmed and disconnected.

And you may feel all these emotions all at once.

These emotions aren’t limited to the people who experienced the

event directly.

Round-the-clock news and social media coverage means that

we’re all bombarded with horrific images of tragedy, suffering, and

loss almost the instant they occur, anywhere in the world.

Repeated exposure to such trauma can overwhelm your nervous

system and create traumatic stress - just as if you experienced the

event yourself firsthand.

And if these symptoms do not diminish over time - if you seem to

have become entrenched and unable to move forward from the

incident - you may be experiencing PTSD.

The symptoms can range from mild to severe and will often come

and go in waves.

There may be times when you feel jumpy and anxious and other

times when you feel disjointed and listless.

The brain’s natural response to a dangerous or life-threatening

situation is what is known as the “fight or flight”.

With PTSD however, a person has not been able to process the

traumatic event and the brain’s natural process is disrupted.

When situations arise in the future that remind a person of the

original trauma, the fight or flight response can be triggered


If you think you may be suffering from PTSD - or if your PTSD

symptoms have worsened due to the pandemic…

…You may need help - and help is at hand, with


Hypnotherapy emphasises physical and mental relaxation, and is a

highly effective intervention for PTSD.

PLUS, hypnotherapy is:

• Drug-free

• Offers immediate results

• Resolves underlying issues

Hypnotherapy will tailor techniques specifically to you, helping

you to manage symptoms and recognise potential triggers, as well

as changing the way you react to them.

Hypnotherapy will get you back on track and will give you the

coping tolls and techniques you need to gain back control.

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