Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening event. 

 

For a variety of reasons the current pandemic is also causing people to suffer from PTSD.

 

A person who has faced a traumatic experience, may simply feel emotionally numb to begin with. Alternatively feelings of distress may not emerge straight away, but it is possible that they may develop emotional and physical reactions, and changes in behaviour.

PTSD can occur after experiencing or witnessing traumatic events such as:

  • Witnessing death

  • Military combat

  • Serious road accidents

  • Terrorist attacks

  • Natural or man-made disasters

  • Being held hostage

  • Violent personal assaults, such as sexual assault, mugging or robbery

 

PTSD may also occur in any other situation where a person feels extreme fear, horror or helplessness.

 

However, it does not usually develop after situations that are upsetting, such as divorces, job losses or failing exams.

 

Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks.

They may also have problems concentrating and sleeping, and feel isolated and detached. These symptoms are often persistent and severe enough to have a significant impact on a person’s day-to-day life.

The good news is that I offer gentle, safe treatment of PTSD and allow recovery to begin.

Participants will NOT be required to relive the traumatic event - which can hinder recovery.

Find out more about the various symptoms experienced and how my Trauma Recover Program can effectively help....

 

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