What is Trauma?
When most people think of trauma they think physical trauma such as being beaten up, accidents, or even breaking limbs,
Physical injury definitely does cause trauma, however, there is a much bigger area that is growing rapidly and that is mental trauma. This ‘silent’ trauma is diagnosed as long term stress, anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress(PTSD). Mental Health trauma is a silent robber of our ‘Joy of Living’ and it can affect anyone.
What is Mental Trauma?
So, how do we, as individuals, begin to suffer from long term stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD?
In this state, blood is taken from the brain and put into the muscles, you don’t want to be thinking, you just need to react. Blood is moved from your gut into your muscles, digestion is not necessary when you need your muscles most. Your body is flooded with hormones such as cortisol, so your muscles are like springs, ready to spring into action.
Ready for Action
When this happens your stress and anxiety levels shoot up and stay up until the ‘danger’ has passed. Once the event is over your body and brain, releases ‘chemicals’ into the bloodstream to relax the body, return the heart rate to ‘calm’ and activate the process that turns the event into a memory.
Do You Suffer from Anxiety?
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms or have long term stress, anxiety, depression, or PTSD, investigate hypnosis as an option. T.R.T.P – The Richards Trauma Process, is quick and effective. Three to four sessions are generally sufficient. Nobody needs to suffer the anguish of mental trauma, so if you are suffering seek help.