Resolve Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Trauma can be caused by a single traumatic event or be the accumulative effect of experiencing repeated events or incidents. It can develop into post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Symptoms of Traumatic Stress may include: Flashbacks; Nightmares; Hallucinations; Bad Memories; Disturbed Sleep; Social and Emotional Withdrawal; Hyper-vigilance; Inability to Concentrate; Outbursts of Anger; Avoidance of people, places or activities; A Sense of having a fore shortened future.
Symptoms can show immediately after a traumatic incident or take a long time to develop. If left untreated, individuals are likely to develop depression, anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. They may start excessive drinking, smoking or drugs as they feel increasingly isolated and unable to cope, with possibly suicidal thoughts.
The effects can therefore be overwhelming and have long lasting consequences, disrupting and disabling people’s lives. This trauma will not heal untreated, and over time will cause great physical and emotional stress to the victim as well as family, friends and colleagues.
Human givens therapists can treat post traumatic stress disorders effectively and quickly by using ‘The Rewind Technique’. This treatment is carried out using relaxation and guided imagery and has several benefits:
- The client does not have to talk about their traumatic experience
- It is totally safe – no risk of embedding the trauma
- It is fast – A person often feels dramatically better after only one session
This technique reprocesses the traumatic event so that it becomes stored as a normal memory, albeit a bad or sad memory, rather than one that causes flashbacks and other symptoms.