No one is immune to trauma and traumatic life events can have devastating long-term consequences unless they are dealt with.
PTSD is a condition that is not always recognised and often goes undiagnosed because everyone’s response to trauma is different. If left untreated, it can be a destructive experience as it affects many thought processes and emotions. Anxiety can be accumulative and has a tendency to spread over time. It may start with a specific fear but it can seep into many aspects of your life experience; decreasing confidence, distorting self-image and destroying the trust of your own ability to cope. It can impact on all aspects of your life. It is like a smoke screen filling a space of the mind, creating limitations in everyday life. And with more anxiety there is less joy, less pleasure, less happiness.
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 and re-engages with new states of awareness.
Veronika was trained by UK’s leading expert on trauma treatment Dr Ibbotson. The treatment uses a variety of techniques that 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.
Veronika would be happy to talk to you about the treatment techniques in greater detail.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
Veronika is a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Gabrielle is a member of NCH, RCM associate member and a member of The Hypnobirthing Association