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 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.
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 with 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 in order to shieid 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 in order 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.
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.
HOW WE CAN HELP
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.