Trauma, Acute stress and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress)

 

Trauma

flashbacks

PTSD

Anxious feelings

acute stress

avoidance

survival

combat nightmares

rape

child hood sexual abuse

dissociation

guilt / shame/ numbness

distant

emotionally detached reliving memories

outbursts of anger

grief

CBT and Trauma

NLP and Trauma

Trauma counselling

Imagery

smells

noises

torture

domestic violence

frightened / fearful depression

low

suicidal feelings and thoughts

worrying

not sleeping

chronic pain

unable to relax

startled easily

difficulty concentrating

 

Many of the words I have chosen to use above are what I have heard my clients use and describe. These words show just some of the single, multiple and complex areas of trauma and the effects of trauma, acute stress and PTSD.

I have many years of experience of working with the effects of trauma, across a broad range of ages, children and adults. That said though, I continue to learn from every client as the perception and understanding of trauma for each individual is different. What my experience allows me to do is to adjust and adapt my approaches and be able to work  with you at a pace that you find most suitable.

After an initial consultation, my first step with you is to stabilise, reduce and certainly diminish any continual mental replaying of traumatic events in the mind, as quite often trauma memories appear to be frozen in time, and begin to place associated memories back in the past.

From then on, we work together at many levels, cognitively (your thinking patterns), somatically (your body sensations, tension and breathing), behaviourally, increasing your resources, developing healthier balanced thinking patterns and creating new meanings. Using a combination of all the powerful and effective modern techniques of NLP, hypnotherapy and CBT.