Hypnotherapy for PTSD and Trauma Reversal
“Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.” ― Peter A. Levine
Hypnotherapy has been used to reverse trauma for over 150 years, beginning with the work of German physician Franz Mesmer and continuing with Sigmund Freud. Ever since World War I, the first truly modern mechanized war, hypnotherapy has been used successfully to combat shell shock and other forms of physical/mental illness acquired in war and its aftermath.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is not magic. Basically, it’s a natural state of mind in which relaxation of the critical factor (our ability to compare a situation to our experience and belief system) allows for directed focus. In hypnotherapy the focus lies on some form of positive suggestion. Trance is natural, in that, whether clients know it or not, they experience trance multiple times a day. Working with a hypnotherapist, the client accesses a trance state with the purpose of reprogramming subconscious perceptions and reactions. Interestingly, the elements of hypnotic state and the symptoms of PTSD have much in common, and that what makes hypnosis an ideal form of therapy to treat it.
What is PTSD?