How To Treat PTSD: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. It can cause significant problems in their daily lives, including anxiety, depression, and flashbacks.
In this blog post, we will explore the traumatized symptoms of PTSD, what causes it, and the treatment of ptsd. We will also dive into the new treatment for PTSD, Havening, and how it works. Finally, we will discuss other types of treatment, including Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
The symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can vary from person to person, but they generally fall into four categories: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thoughts and feelings, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. Intrusive memories can take the form of flashbacks or nightmares, and they can be triggered by a wide range of stimuli.
Avoidance can involve avoiding certain people, places, or activities that may remind people with PTSD of the traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD may may lead to negative changes in thinking and mood, such as feelings of guilt, shame, and hopelessness. Changes in physical and emotional reactions may also occur from traumatic stress, including increased social anxiety, anger, and hypervigilance in people with PTSD.
PTSD can develop after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. Traumatic events can include serious injury, sexual assault, military combat, or natural disasters.
Not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop PTSD, and the severity of PTSD can be determined by a variety of factors, including the intensity and duration of the traumatic event, the individual’s level of exposure to the traumatic event, and the individual’s level of perceived threat and fear during the event.
Other factors that can impact the severity of PTSD include the individual’s age, gender, and cultural background, as well as any pre-existing mental health conditions. Additionally, the availability of social support and access to effective treatment can also influence the severity and course of PTSD.
There are several factors that can make PTSD worse. One of the most significant is postponing treatment. When people with PTSD do not seek treatment or delay treatment, it can worsen their symptoms and make it more difficult to recover.
Other factors that can make PTSD worse include ongoing stress, experiencing additional traumatic events, social isolation, lack of support from family and friends, and substance abuse. It is important for individuals with PTSD to seek treatment as soon as possible and to develop a strong support system to help manage their symptoms and promote healing.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, PTSD is treated using a combination of therapy, medication, and self-care. In recent years, there has been growing interest in a new treatment for PTSD called Havening that has gained attention in recent years.
It involves a process of reprocessing traumatic memories by using a combination of touch and visualization. Havening is based on the concept of neuroplasticity, which refers to the brain’s ability to change and adapt over time. The therapy aims to rewire the brain by reducing the emotional intensity of traumatic memories.
During a Havening session, the practitioner will guide the individual through a series of physical and visualization exercises. These exercises are designed to activate the brain’s natural self-soothing mechanisms and reduce the emotional intensity of traumatic memories. The individual will be asked to think about the traumatic event while engaging in the mental exercises for “distraction”. Havening has been proven to be highly effective treating PTSD and trauma.
Havening and Hypnotherapy are two of the highly effective trauma-focused therapy and only takes few sessions to achieve great result. Here is the proven Neuroscience-based PTSD Treatment Plan example from us:
CBT for PTSD involves working with a mental health professional to identify and challenge negative thoughts and beliefs related to the traumatic event. This can help reduce anxiety and fear associated with the trauma memory and improve the ability to cope with the aftermath of the traumatic experience. It is quite often used in ptsd treatment and works best when combine with Hypnotherapy.
Another type of therapy that may be used for PTSD is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR involves a series of eye movements, hand taps or sounds, while the person focuses on their traumatic memories. The goal is to reduce anxiety and fear associated with the trauma memory and help the person reprocess their traumatic experience in a more positive way.
PTSD is a serious mental health condition that can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to function and lead a fulfilling life. While traditional treatments have been used to help manage symptoms, new treatments such as Havening and Hypnotherapy are emerging as promising alternatives to treat the root cause.
Havening and Hypnotherapy involves reprocessing emotions safely, and it has shown positive results in reducing symptoms of PTSD. It is important to seek professional help if you suspect that you or someone you know may have PTSD, as there are a range of effective treatments available that can help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. With the right treatment plan and support, it is possible to overcome the debilitating effects of PTSD and move towards a healthier, more fulfilling future. Book a Free Strategy Call with us now to learn more before it’s too late.
The best way to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is through a combination of evidence-based therapies, such as Havening, Hypnotherapy and Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). These approaches aim to address the root causes of PTSD, including processing and coping with traumatic memories, managing distressing symptoms, and improving overall mental health and well-being. MIHH offers a few proven neuroscience-based therapies as mentioned above. Book a Free Strategy Call with us now to learn more.
To stop PTSD triggers, it’s important to develop some coping skills, such as relaxation techniques, grounding exercises, deep breathing and self Havening, which can help manage the physiological and emotional responses to triggers. Engaging in regular self-care practices, such as exercise and stress reduction techniques, can also help regulate the nervous system and reduce vulnerability to triggers. Working with a trained mental health professional, like a Hypnotherapist or Havening Practioner to process and reframe traumatic memories through therapies, which can also help desensitize triggers over time.
Recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is definitely possible, if the individual find the right tools, therapies and right therapist to treat it.
Seeking professional help and committing a treatment plan tailored to one’s individual needs can increase the likelihood of achieving meaningful recovery from PTSD.
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