Hypnosis and PTSD

March 5th, 2013 § 1 comment § permalink

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating type of anxiety commonly occurring after you’ve seen and/or been through some kind of traumatic experience involving threat of injury or death. During the event, you feel that you have no control over what is happening and it is normal to feel confused, frightened, or angry. If these emotions get worse, or are not resolved, the result may be PTSD. This can disrupt the normal flow of one’s life and the lives of their loved ones. Fortunately, there are some very effective treatments for PTSD, including hypnosis. » Read the rest of this entry «

Breast Cancer, PTSD, and Hypnosis

March 4th, 2013 § 1 comment § permalink

It is normal to have a strong emotional reaction when you receive a diagnosis of cancer. However, according to this report, (Breast Cancer and PTSD) nearly one in four women (23 percent) newly diagnosed with breast cancer reported symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) shortly after diagnosis, with increased risk among black and Asian women.

Symptoms of PTSD generally fall into 3 categories, including, intrusive memories, avoidance and numbing, and increased anxiety or emotional arousal (hyper-arousal). When we experience a traumatizing event our brains are unable to process the event properly. The combination of hypnosis and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) can greatly relieve and often eliminate the symptoms of PTSD.

Living with a cancer diagnosis is hard enough. Learning self-hypnosis not only aides in the relief of PTSD symptoms, it actually increases your rate of recovery by allowing your mind and body to create an environment for healing. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, learn how to utilize hypnosis, you’ll feel better if you do!

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