Are you: Depressed, Stressed, Anxious or suffering from PTSD?
If you are employed in any area of “front line” activities whether in military, Para-medic, fire fighter, police, a doctor, or even a midwife or a teacher there is almost an 75% chance you have been exposed to events which may cause have caused trauma or P.T.S.D.
So, how would you know if this has happened to you?
Ask yourself the following questions:
Do you experience sudden anxiety attacks?
Do You find it hard to go into crowded places?
Are you “hyper-vigilant” – always prepared – just in case X happens?
Do you re-run movies of past events “over and Over”?
Suffering from Depression, stress, and not coping with normal everyday situations?
Do you have habits of an addictive nature: smoking, drugs, overeating?
Do you have suicidal thoughts?
When you have a stressful or traumatic event in your life the brain goes into a survival mode called the fright, flight or freeze syndrome. In other words, the brain sets the body up to run away, fight or if the event is too much to “comprehend” at that moment, to freeze. This causes blood to go to the muscles and it floods the system with cortisol. Our stress levels rise.
This process is designed to enable us to cope with ups and downs of normal living and when the event is over the brain processes the event and turns it into a memory and we go back to calm.
However, occasionally, the brain does not, or simply cannot, process the event and turn it into a memory. Scientists are not sure why this happens but the result of not processing the event means “you relive this event or events” constantly in your mind. It’s like a movie looping.
It is this Looping that causes the body and mind to stay in a constant state of flight, fright or freeze. It “presents as stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias, anger, fits of rage, addictions and eventually will be diagnosed as PTSD.
For the brain to be able to process these unresolved events it needs to know two things:
1. It’s over and you are safe.
2. You have power over the event or events.
Conventional treatment and drugs takes a long time to help a person overcome stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD and in many cases is not completely successful.
Recently, a new cutting edge hypnosis process has been used successfully to resolve these “unprocessed events”. “The Richards Trauma Process Therapy” (TRTP) has been proven to achieve fast and effective results clearing and resolving the events that resulted in the unresolved trauma. In just three sessions one week apart the stress, anxiety, depression or PTSD caused by the past can be addressed, allowing a client to feel safe and empowered, back in control of their emotions and their life.