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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Some Hypnotists or Hypnotherapists have specialized training in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, depending on the severity and symptoms, this disorder is more commonly treated by psychologists or psychotherapists.
PTSD can affect anybody who is exposed to any traumatic situation. However, it is often ignored because people think it is something associated only to jobs with extreme exposure such as the Military, Paramedics and Police Officers.

Some of the symptoms of PTSD are:

-Reliving the event over and over trough thoughts or having nightmares
-Intense agitation
-Amnesia such as blank spots
-Severe worrying
-The feeling of numbness, like when the person does not enjoy anything anymore or cares
  for anything.
-Shame and/or guilt in regards to the event
-Becoming easily angry or aggressive
-Sadness or depression which can lead to drug usage
-Feeling uptight all the time
-Avoidance of places, people or situations that might remind them of the event
-Or just having the feeling that something is wrong, but not knowing what it is.
The severity of the disorder depends mostly on the duration the person was exposed to the traumatic event and on whether or not the person has ever been exposed to a similar situation.
 Some of the things a person with PTSD can do to help themselves are:

-Write about their experience
-Stop any type of stimulant such as artificial sugars and coffee
-Be a support to someone else
-Have a healthy amount of exercise
-See a hypnotist that has training in PTSD
-Talk about how they felt as much as possible
-See a psychologist or Psychiatrist

Monica Dumont,

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