Post traumatic stress disorder PTSD


Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a chronic mental stress.  This can be caused by severe psychological shock.  Sufferers may or may not have all the symptoms of PTSD.  These include avoidance, numbness, anxiety, insomnia, and flashbacks.

Normally following a trauma, the flight or flight response should be switched off.   PTSD develops when the individual feels unable to escape.  Consequently, the individual get’s stuck in fight or flight.

Trauma can pretty much be anything, as it depends on how much it affected you.  It can be seeing your parents argue to having a car accident.  It may be that you were humiliated in some way or bullied.  Trauma is subjective, not objective.


This is childhood trauma such as psychological, physical abuse or neglect.  The process of recovery is usually longer than for simple PTSD.


Nobody has to suffer PTSD.  This is not a fixed condition.  EMDR is effective for the treatment of PTSD.   It works by helping the brain to process an event.   Consequently switching off cortisol and adrenaline.  The patient is asked several questions about their thoughts and feelings.  Then asked to follow the therapist’s hand etc.  Hypnotherapy is used in conjunction with this therapy to achieve the best outcome.

It is completely achievable to overcome PTSD, so call me or text me 07910740711. email