Hypnotherapy for Trauma in London

Often profound events that shatter our sense of security and make us feel helpless, alone, fearful and vulnerable can cause long-lasting emotional and psychological trauma.

And the truth is that no amount of hypnotherapy or counselling can help unless the root cause of the trauma is dealt with.

Trauma can be caused by a one-off event, sustained relentless stress, childhood abuse (emotional, sexual and physical) and other acts or periods of abuse, such as rape. And the nature of trauma is such that the more helpless the event makes you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatised by it.

Our hypnotherapy for trauma sessions are specifically designed to deal with the trauma you may have suffered in the past and may be suffering now. Through hypnosis, we work with you to allow you to reconcile the event and move beyond it.

Trauma is a product of a part of the brain called the Amygdala which triggers our fight or flight response when we’re faced with a perceived threat or danger. When activated to fulfil that part of its job, the Amygdala puts us on constant watch and our stress response is fully engaged.

Suffering a traumatic event in life makes us vulnerable emotionally, if not physically, and the Amygdala is instinctively activated, keeping a constant silent watch for any threat that a traumatic event may be repeated. At its worst, our stress response is at maximum all day, every day – and that’s not good for us either mentally or physically.

Hypnotherapy For Trauma

We use our deep understanding of trauma and its effects to inform our hypnotherapy treatments, meaning that every session you attend with us is as effective as it possibly can be. Left unaddressed, it causes a breakdown of the immune system and can lead to physical exhaustion. Not only that, but trauma keeps us rooted in the past and stops us from moving on with our lives.

For those suffering from trauma, it can often be very challenging to separate the past from the present because our brain is in protective mode, maintaining a strong link with what has gone before to shield us from what might happen in the future. Hypnotherapy allows you to feel safe and confident in meeting that challenge in a way that is most effective for you as an individual.

We understand that at the point you are considering hypnotherapy to deal with the issues that trauma is causing you now, the event or events which triggered them are likely to still be very raw, no matter how long in the past they occurred.

Hypnotherapy works with you to heal the parts of you that experienced the shock and pain of trauma and by using hypnosis to release and clear the toxic and frightening messages you received, you can move on with your life as a strong and self-assured adult.

Even if the source of the trauma is removed, time is not necessarily the great healer we’re led to believe it is. In fact, someone who has been traumatised can find themselves frozen in time long after the cause has ended, stuck in the pain of the past and unable to move on. Again, hypnotherapy is a really effective way of kickstarting the healing process.

Everyone has their own unique emotional response which means trauma can manifest itself in different ways – for example through intense fear, drug and alcohol dependency, eating disorders, depression, social and emotional withdrawal, flashbacks, anxiety and feelings of continued helplessness.

Trauma Hypnotherapy

And because your response is unique, so is the hypnotherapy we provide. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to hypnotherapy – our sessions are tailored to your specific situation, ensuring your experience of hypnotherapy is an entirely personal one.

The feelings and behaviours you’re experiencing aren’t fixed or permanent. It’s possible to change them and hypnotherapy for trauma can be very effective at achieving success.

Our hypnotherapy for trauma in London is gentle, sensitive and caring. We understand that the events and experiences that have led you to us are likely to still be very raw, no matter how long in the past they occurred.

Using hypnotherapy, we work with you to heal the parts of you that experienced the shock and pain of trauma and by releasing and clearing the toxic and frightening messages you received, you can move on with your life as a strong and self-assured adult.

It’s a choice to no longer be a victim of your past and create the life you fully deserve. And it goes without saying, of course, that everything you share with us is treated with the utmost confidentiality and sensitivity.

What is Hypnotherapy for Trauma?

Hypnotherapy for trauma is a specialised therapeutic approach provided by Zoe Clews & Associates to address the emotional and psychological impact of profound events that cause long-lasting feelings of helplessness, fear, and vulnerability. The therapy aims to reconcile these traumatic events and help individuals move beyond the emotional distress they cause.

Who is Hypnotherapy for Trauma for?

Hypnotherapy for trauma is designed for individuals who have experienced traumatic events in the past and may still be suffering from their effects. It is suitable for those who feel emotionally vulnerable due to traumatic experiences, and whose stress response is constantly activated, affecting their mental and physical well-being. Hypnotherapy can be an effective approach for those seeking healing and transformation after experiencing trauma.

Benefits Of Hypnotherapy For Trauma

How Does Hypnotherapy for Trauma Work?

Trauma triggers the fight or flight response in the brain’s amygdala, leading to a constant state of stress. Hypnotherapy works with the subconscious to address the root cause of the trauma and release the emotional burden associated with it. By using hypnosis to clear and release toxic messages received during the traumatic event, individuals can heal and move forward as strong and self-assured adults.

Hypnotherapy provides a safe and caring environment to process and heal from trauma. It allows individuals to separate the past from the present, kickstart the healing process, and let go of the pain of the past. Each hypnotherapy session is tailored to the individual’s unique emotional response and specific situation, ensuring a personalised and effective approach.

Benefits of Hypnotherapy for Trauma

  • Heals emotional and psychological trauma caused by profound events
  • Releases toxic and frightening messages associated with the trauma
  • Facilitates moving forward and creating a strong and self-assured life
  • Provides a gentle and sensitive therapeutic approach
  • Personalised sessions tailored to individual emotional responses
  • Helps individuals reclaim their lives after traumatic experiences
  • Support healing from intense fear, dependency, eating disorders, and more
  • Confidential and sensitive treatment to ensure comfort and trust

With a clinic conveniently based in the heart of Marylebone as well as the option to work online, we’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about hypnotherapy for trauma.

Feel free to get in touch with us for more information or book a session directly below. You can read our testimonials here.

Trauma FAQs

Hypnotherapy for trauma is a therapeutic approach that utilises hypnosis techniques to address and heal trauma-related symptoms and experiences.
Hypnotherapy differs from other trauma therapies by accessing the subconscious mind to reprocess traumatic memories, release emotional blocks, and promote healing and resolution.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can be effective in addressing various types of trauma, including childhood trauma, complex trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Yes, Hypnotherapy is generally safe for trauma survivors when conducted by a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist who understands trauma-informed care.
The number of sessions can vary depending on the individual's needs and the complexity of the trauma. Multiple sessions are often recommended to allow for comprehensive healing and integration.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can be used in conjunction with other trauma treatments to enhance their effectiveness and address the psychological and emotional aspects of trauma.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can help reduce trauma-related symptoms by reprocessing traumatic memories, desensitising triggers, and promoting relaxation and emotional regulation.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can assist in managing anxiety or fear associated with trauma triggers by providing relaxation techniques, teaching coping strategies, and fostering a sense of safety and empowerment.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can be beneficial for individuals who have difficulty accessing or recalling traumatic memories by utilising techniques that facilitate memory recall and processing.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can help in reducing dissociation or detachment related to trauma by promoting grounding techniques, enhancing present-moment awareness, and facilitating reconnection with the self.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can assist in developing healthy coping mechanisms and resilience by reprogramming negative thought patterns, promoting self-empowerment, and fostering adaptive responses to triggers.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can help in rebuilding trust and improving relationships affected by trauma by addressing underlying attachment issues, promoting healthy boundaries, and enhancing communication skills.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can be effective for managing emotional and somatic symptoms of trauma by releasing stored emotions, reducing physical tension, and promoting emotional regulation.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can assist in healing unresolved trauma from the past by accessing the subconscious mind, processing, and integrating traumatic experiences, and promoting emotional healing.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can be beneficial for individuals who have experienced multiple traumas or complex trauma by addressing the interconnected nature of their experiences and providing holistic healing.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can help in developing a sense of safety and empowerment after trauma by fostering self-compassion, enhancing self-esteem, and promoting a positive self-concept.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can assist in resolving negative beliefs or self-blame related to trauma by reprocessing traumatic memories, reframing self-perception, and promoting self-acceptance.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can be used for trauma recovery in both adults and children by tailoring the techniques and language to suit their developmental stages and individual needs.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can help in addressing the impact of intergenerational or ancestral trauma by accessing the collective unconscious and facilitating healing across generations.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can assist in managing the emotional aftermath of acute traumatic events by reducing the intensity of traumatic memories, promoting emotional regulation, and facilitating healing.
Hypnotherapy can be effective as a standalone treatment for trauma; however, it is often used in conjunction with other trauma therapies to provide a comprehensive approach.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can help individuals develop post-traumatic growth and resilience by promoting adaptive coping strategies, enhancing self-compassion, and fostering personal growth.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can assist in reducing the impact of trauma-related phobias or triggers by desensitising the responses to triggers, promoting relaxation, and reframing negative associations.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can be beneficial for individuals with complex trauma-related dissociative disorders by providing a safe and supportive environment for integration and fostering internal communication.
Yes, Hypnotherapy can help individuals reconnect with their authentic selves and reclaim their lives after trauma by addressing core beliefs, releasing emotional blocks, and promoting self-empowerment and self-actualisation.

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