Hypnotherapy for CPTSD

HYPNOTHERAPY FOR COMPLEX POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (CPTSD)

It used to be that when someone mentioned Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), our
thoughts immediately turned to military combat veterans who had been emotionally
scarred by their experiences on the battlefield.

Now, though, there is a more general understanding of PTSD as a common mental health
condition that can affect anyone and be triggered by an event or personal experience that
has had a lasting and negative effect on someone.

There is perhaps less understanding of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) and
its effects – although it can also affect anyone.

Here at Zoe Clews & Associates, we offer experienced care in dealing with both traditional
PTSD and the more severe CPTSD – all within easy reach of your London office or home.

WHAT IS CPTSD?

CPTSD is a mental health condition that can develop in response to prolonged exposure to traumatic or highly stressful situations, often involving interpersonal trauma or repeated traumatic events. Unlike traditional PTSD, our therapy for Complex PTSD encompasses a broader range of symptoms, including difficulties with emotional regulation, distorted self-perception, and challenges in forming and maintaining relationships.

It is common for individuals with CPTSD to experience an overwhelming sense of threat, feelings of powerlessness, and disruptions in their self-identity and self-esteem. CPTSD is often associated with repeated trauma, such as chronic abuse or neglect, and can
result in long-term psychological and emotional challenges.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Our CPTSD therapy in London, delivered by our world class PTSD specialist therapist Henry Johnstone, allows you to address and begin to heal the deep wounds that have impacted your ability to navigate lifes challenges. The transformative process and safe environment Henry creates allows you to explore and examine the unique trauma that has led to your CPTSD and, after further therapy, empower you to confidently manage previously daunting situations.

WHO BENEFITS FROM CPTSD THERAPY?

Treatment for CPTSD is designed for individuals with complex PTSD who:

  • Experience bouts of anger
  • Feel mistrust of loved ones and the world
  • Experience feelings of being damaged or hopeless
  • Find it challenging to create or maintain relationships
  • Carry the burden of flashbacks
  • Suffer with anxiety, depression
  • Have been victims of abuse or neglect

HOW DOES CPTSD THERAPY WORK?

Henry employs a nuanced approach that is tailored to the unique experiences of the Individual. The therapy incorporates various modalities, including hypnotherapy, inner child work, nervous system regulation, stress reduction, and regression work to release subconsciously held
Traumas.

BENEFITS OF CPTSD THERAPY

In completing the course of therapy with Henry, you can expect to experience profound benefits, including the healing of past trauma, significant improvement in your ability to feel safe and secure, and able to confidently manage situations that were previously emotionally
debilitating.

FAQs

What is Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD)?

  • CPTSD is a mental health condition that can develop in response to prolonged exposure to traumatic or highly stressful situations, encompassing symptoms like emotional regulation difficulties and challenges in forming relationships.

How is CPTSD different from traditional PTSD?

  • Unlike traditional PTSD, CPTSD involves a broader range of symptoms, including distorted self-perception and disruptions in self-identity, often resulting from prolonged exposure to trauma or repeated traumatic events.

What are the effects of CPTSD on individuals?

  • Individuals with CPTSD may experience an overwhelming sense of threat, feelings of powerlessness, and disruptions in self-identity and self-esteem, often associated with repeated trauma such as chronic abuse or neglect.

How does therapy for CPTSD differ from traditional PTSD therapy?

  • Our therapy for CPTSD, delivered by specialist therapist Henry Johnstone, encompasses a nuanced approach tailored to the unique experiences of the individual, incorporating modalities like hypnotherapy, inner child work, and nervous system regulation.

Who can benefit from CPTSD therapy?

  • Treatment is designed for individuals with complex PTSD who experience anger bouts, mistrust of loved ones and the world, feelings of being damaged or hopeless, challenges in creating or maintaining relationships, burden of flashbacks, anxiety, depression, and those who have been victims of abuse or neglect.

How does Henry’s therapy help in addressing CPTSD?

  • Henry’s therapy allows individuals to address and heal deep wounds impacting their ability to navigate life’s challenges, providing a transformative process and safe environment to explore and examine unique trauma, empowering confidence in managing previously daunting situations.

What modalities are incorporated in CPTSD therapy?

  • The therapy includes various modalities such as hypnotherapy, inner child work, nervous system regulation, stress reduction, and regression work to release subconsciously held traumas.

What benefits can be expected from completing CPTSD therapy with Henry?

  • Completing the therapy course with Henry can lead to profound benefits, including the healing of past trauma, significant improvement in the ability to feel safe and secure, and confidence in managing situations that were previously emotionally debilitating.

Is CPTSD therapy available in London?

  • Yes, our CPTSD therapy is available in London, providing experienced care for individuals dealing with both traditional PTSD and the more severe CPTSD, within easy reach of London offices or homes.

How does CPTSD therapy address challenges in forming relationships?

  • The therapy helps individuals overcome challenges in forming and maintaining relationships, a common symptom of CPTSD, by addressing the root causes and providing tools for building healthier connections.

What makes CPTSD therapy with Henry unique?

  • Henry’s therapy stands out for its nuanced approach tailored to each individual, addressing unique experiences and incorporating a variety of modalities to effectively treat complex trauma.

Can CPTSD therapy help in managing feelings of powerlessness?

  • Yes, CPTSD therapy with Henry is designed to empower individuals and address feelings of powerlessness, providing tools and strategies to confidently manage situations that may have felt overwhelming.

Are the therapy sessions for CPTSD conducted in person or virtually?

  • Therapy sessions for CPTSD can be conducted either in person or virtually, offering flexibility to accommodate individual preferences and comfort levels.

How does CPTSD therapy address distorted self-perception?

  • The therapy focuses on addressing distorted self-perception, a symptom of CPTSD, by exploring and examining unique traumas and providing a safe environment for individuals to regain a healthier sense of self.

Can CPTSD therapy help in reducing anxiety and depression?

  • Yes, individuals undergoing CPTSD therapy with Henry may experience significant improvement in anxiety and depression, as the therapy aims to heal past traumas and enhance emotional well-being.

Is CPTSD therapy suitable for individuals with a history of abuse or neglect?

  • Yes, the therapy is specifically designed for individuals who have been victims of abuse or neglect, providing a tailored approach to address the complex effects of such experiences.

What role does hypnotherapy play in CPTSD therapy?

  • Hypnotherapy is one of the modalities incorporated in CPTSD therapy, helping to release subconsciously held traumas and contribute to the transformative process facilitated by Henry.

How long does the course of CPTSD therapy typically last?

  • The duration of the therapy course varies based on individual needs and progress, with Henry working collaboratively with each person to ensure a comprehensive and effective healing process.

Can CPTSD therapy improve emotional regulation?

  • Yes, CPTSD therapy with Henry aims to improve emotional regulation, providing tools and techniques to help individuals navigate and manage their emotions more effectively.

Is CPTSD therapy suitable for individuals experiencing flashbacks?

  • Yes, individuals burdened with flashbacks can benefit from CPTSD therapy, as the therapy addresses the root causes and empowers individuals to manage and overcome these challenging experiences.

 

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