Overwhelm is an insidious problem. It shows up in so many areas of your life and it is seriously damaging.
You may become overwhelmed at work, by too much attention, by an accident or sudden shock or even by severe trauma of various types.
Whatever the cause, when you get overwhelmed a small part of your brain called the hippocampus has too much to deal with at once. This is the part of your brain that acts as your librarian to file and store memories properly.
Your overwhelmed hippocampus triggers a protective response by your amygdala, which acts like a security guard, and you find yourself in the Fight, Flight or Freeze response. Your entire metabolism is disrupted to allow your body to cope with an emergency and you may not return to calm.
Some people remain in the hyper alert mode for years and this is post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
To recover from Trauma two things must happen:
- The body has to know it is over
- The unconscious mind must be empowered.
There are two very different approaches to treating PTSD, Anxiety and Depression.
- The traditional way uses cognitive therapy, which works with the conscious mind. Some psychologists also use some hypnosis but with a very different approach to TRTP. This approach does not work as effectively as working directly with the unconscious mind.
- TRTP – the Richards trauma process – see it in the short video link here
These websites are also informative.
I use a special hypnotic process called TRTP because it is fast and effective and avoids continually re-traumatising you.
Trauma is stored in the subconscious mind and in the body. TRTP works where the trauma is stored, and addresses it there.
I am one of a group of around 100 practitioners around Australia who use TRTP and we undergo weekly continual professional development in this area.
If you have stress, anxiety, depression or PTSD you can feel very comfortable and confident that you are safe with me.
Because I have had PTSD myself after an entire series of traumatic events I understand what it is like and when TRTP transformed my life, I decided to go ahead and to the additional specialist trauma training.