Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal. It can affect those who personally experience the catastrophe, those who witness it, and those who pick up the pieces afterwards, such as emergency workers, carers, medical staff and counsellors

Events associated with P.T.S.D.
• War
• Natural Disasters
• Car/Plane crashes
• Terrorist attacks
• Sudden death of as loved one
• Rape
• Kidnapping
• Assault - sexual or physical
• Domestic Abuse
• Childhood physical/sexual/mental abuse
• Childhood neglect

PTSD develops differently from person to person. Whilst symptoms most often occur within the first hours or days after the event, in others it make take weeks or even years before they appear, sometimes out of the blue, after being triggered by a word, image or smell associated with the trauma.

Typical P.T.S.D. symptoms:-
• Re-experiencing the traumatic event - flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive or compulsive thoughts and stress reactions to thoughts of the event.
• Avoidance – detachment from others, emotional numbness, diminished interest or pleasure in most activities, sense of a limited future.
• Increased anxiety and emotional arousal – insomnia, violent outbursts, increased irritability, inability to concentrate, irrational or impulsive behaviour followed by remorse, suicidal thoughts, alienation, shame, guilt, heavy use of alcohol or drugs and the many physical signs of stress related illness.

Tranquil Lives offers an individual and bespoke package of integrated therapies specially designed for the treatment of P.T.S.D. These include Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Energy Field Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. In addition clients will learn a wide range of anxiety reducing mechanisms to include meditation and self hypnosis.

For more information or to book an appointment please call on 01384 294 080