What is trauma? For something so common, trauma is quite misunderstood. It includes so much more than just major accident or an abusive event, perhaps bullying.
It is defined as the experience of the survivor or the response to a deeply disturbing or distressing event or a series of events that leads to overwhelm, anxiety and depression and an underlying feeling of not feeling safe.
The trauma may be a life-threatening event or a cumulative effect of unprocessed small events like life changes, personal conflict, work stress and financial troubles. Unresolved these smaller traumas can build up to a major problem.
Trauma is held in the body, not the head so the logical mind cannot treat it and it often can’t even be verbalised. The triggers remain and can’t always be avoided. Some manipulative people even find the triggers and poke at them. Someone did this to me last week, even joking about having found a trigger, and I certainly had consequences that I needed to treat when I got home.
I am especially good at treating trauma because I have had PTSD. I deeply understand what people are coping with. I suffered major trauma at a very small child, born under a war, plus bullying at school and 3 abusive marriages. I am fine now because I have treated my trauma and turned it around to make me stronger and able to help others to recover.
I use a variety of treatments for trauma, the major one being hypnotherapy, but I also use tapping, EMDR (eye movement) and energy work. I may use all of these in a single session.
There are more neurones around the gut than there are in your head and trauma is often held in the gut and hypnotherapy can help the client to calm those neurones.
I also believe in the power of understanding what the causes of problems are and how these affect your body. My first degree was in neurophysiology which gives me an unusual insight into how our brain and body work that most other hypnotherapists are not fortunate enough to have.
Common physical symptoms of trauma are nausea, changes in appetite, headaches, gut disturbances, changes in sleep patterns. If you know people with these symptoms, please suggest that I can help them. I do not use the cognitive therapy that is so common and simply retraumatises them every session.
I can help people face to face in my clinic or using Zoom. I also have a very comprehensive online program called Escape from Anxiety. This has the advantage of being very flexible so people can access the program at any time of day or night and go at their own pace. Because it is paid for over ten months, it is also very cost effective. If they do this, ask me for a coupon for a special price. A face to face call can also be done as an extra at a very discounted price.
If you do have friends who have been traumatised or are anxious, please to them a huge favour and send them to me for help. Covid has certainly stirred up a lot of additional anxiety and trauma. I offer a free Discovery Consultation where you can learn more.