What is PTSD?
A PTSD is hard wired into our Neural Network, so therefore it's unconscious and automatic. Sometimes when we have had an experience we can be traumatised by it and we can relive it in our minds, this can cause flash backs to the events and can trigger a panic attack.
There is a reason why we do what we do and we must respect and understand the complex defences that our unconscious mind has put in place to protect us. We cannot simply use will power to overcome our PTSD.
A PTSD is also a strategy that is formed in the subconscious mind to avoid possible ‘pain’ in the future. It is basically a hard wired 'pain avoidance' strategy that has become painful in itself.
People often refer to a PTSD as being irrational, whereas in fact they are not irrational at all because the potential for the ‘thing’ you are afraid of can be very real. Things that happened in the past can of course happen again in the future and they sometimes do. The irrational part is that we believe that a possibility is the same as a probability when of course it isn't. The problem is how our minds distort possibilities and make them larger to avoid any possible ‘pain’ in the future, which in fact is highly improbable. This distortion is the irrational part of the strategy.
We need to understand the behaviour as a strategy, and that it is formed by the subconscious mind for a reason and that reason is to keep us safe, so why would we stop doing it? Not doing it is not safe! So we are left with the ‘pain’ of stopping the PTSD, or not stopping the PTSD, we are not providing much of a choice, this is the proverbial rock and the hard place as usual when it comes to PTSD.
What can I do for you?
I can help you to overcome your PTSD, not by teaching you how to use more willpower against it - you and I know that doesn't work! I will teach you how to use the right ‘key’ that will unlock the door to your freedom from your PTSD.
My PTSD sessions are not hypnosis sessions; they are conscious explorations into your PTSD in detail. During these sessions we will uncover and bring into your consciousness your subconscious conditioned PTSD in detail. You will begin to understand why you feel the need to have your PTSD, and then we will then find ways to change.
With all behaviour there is a 'cycle' which first begins with a cue, which then triggers a conditioned behaviour, which then leads to a reward… The cycle is completed and lays dormant until it rises into consciousness again.
By understanding the cycle we can interrupt the pattern and understand what change actually means to you, once you have the meaning you will become highly motivated to overcome your PTSD.
"Together we will find the why and then you will find the how"