Fortunately, PTSD can be treated. It is often the case that the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder can take some time due to the strong emotional response. However, with patience, relaxation and positive stimuli, the brain learns new patterns of thinking and re-engages with new states of awareness.
Veronika was trained by one of the UK’s leading experts on trauma treatment, Dr Geoff Ibbotson. The treatment uses a variety of techniques that are all based in relaxed states. There is no direct recall of the past that would potentially bring back the emotional experience of trauma. The treatment works within a safe environment of imagery and much sensitivity is used throughout the whole process. We can’t change the past but we can change our emotional response to it. The techniques that have been developed by Dr Ibbotson and other experts in the field have had successful clinical applications working with war veterans, child abuse victims, war refugees, police and medical staff trauma exposure*.
We would be happy to talk to you about the treatment techniques in greater detail.
*Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Using Trauma-focused Hypnosis Study by Dr Geoff Ibbotson and Dr Ann Williamson. This study was performed in an NHS setting and confirmed rapid resolutions using dissociated imagery demonstrating effectiveness and cost saving by the use of this approach
“Veronika has a calm, open and encouraging manner. I found myself driving away from each session buoyed with positive thoughts and a strong sense of self belief. Her emphasis on teaching why the brain behaves the way it does helps you rationalise situations as they arise outside of these sessions giving you the tools to reach your own more measured and positive conclusions.”