You can be free from the nightmare symptoms of PTSD, quickly and painlessly
Conventional talking therapies want you to ‘face your trauma’ and ‘talk about it’ in order to help. For many PTSD sufferers this is too painful and can retraumatise you.
I don’t need you to dig up the past or face your trauma to get results if it’s too painful for you.
Your experiences have resulted in PTSD – unless talking about it helps you I don’t need to know the details .
All I need to know are the feelings and emotions around it and how it affects you now.
Think of it this way – if you went to A&E with a nail in your foot I don’t need to know how it got there or who put it there to remove it.
I might need to know how big it is, maybe how long it’s been there but not how it got there.
What would your life be like without the symptoms of PTSD?
- No more flashbacks – just a memory of something that happened in the past
- Feeling safe again, being able to trust
- Not blaming yourself anymore. You did what you could to survive at the time
- No hypervigilance or hyperactivity – you can be calm and relaxed once more
- No more irritablility or agressive behaviour – no need to act defensively now
- No distress at reminders of the trauma, they are just things that happened that aren’t happening now
- Physical sensations including pain, sweating, nausea simply disappear
- Feeling in touch with your body and your emotions again
- No need to avoid situations or people, feel confident again
I can’t make your traumatic experience go away but I can help you move it to a safe place where it no longer causes you anxiety or distress.
You can be free of PTSD without having to drag up the past. There’s no need to face your trauma in order to be free from it and create a positive future
Anyone who experiences or witnesses a traumatic event can develop PTSD. Put simply, trauma involves exposure to a life-threatening experience – whether experienced personally or witnessed.
You don’t have to have to be a war veteran to develop PTSD. In the UK, paramedics have the highest percentage of PTSD. Almost 25% of ambulance staff have PTSD compared to 4% of army veterans (source Lod.org.uk)
PTSD can affect anyone at anytime in their lives. It can emerge after a single traumatic event, during repeated ongoing trauma or weeks after the event. PTSD is more than just having flashbacks.
PTSD symptoms fall into 3 main groups:
- Intrusions, such as flashbacks or nightmares, where the traumatic event is re-experienced either in pictures, thoughts or emotions.
- Avoidance, when the person tries to reduce exposure to people or things that might bring on their intrusive symptoms.
- Hyperarousal, eg, signs of increased arousal, such as hyper vigilance or increased startle response.
Any real or perceived harmful or life-threatening event can cause someone to develop PTSD.
It has no boundaries and can effect children and people of all ages. Some of the common causes are:
- Being violently attacked
- Being bullied, harassed and abused
- Extreme violence including military combat
- Being diagnosed with a life threatening or life changing condition
- Being raped or sexually abused
- Being in an abusive relationship (Domestic Abuse)
- Seeing other people being hurt or killed – especially in the emergency sevices
- Anything where you felt fear for your life – whether it actually happened or not.