Why do I have these symptoms and what can be done about it?
Hello, you may have heard that PTSD is treatable and curable. If dealing with PTSD yourself, it may seem like it's out of your control and therefore just something you have to deal with, compartmentalize or avoid. Sometimes compartmentalizing and 'just dealing with it' is necessary, but in the long run, it doesn't resolve the issue. Thankfully there are solutions and cutting edge therapies that can fully address the symptoms of PTSD and they don't require months of talking about your problems or new medications to calm your nerves.
When humans experience excess developmental or traumatic stress, it often gets stored the central nervous system and in fragmented parts of the brain. When this stress does not get a chance to process adaptively, it can interfere with our joy and peace of mind. Stored traumatic information can run amok in our subconscious and make us feel like we are still in a danger zone when logically we know we could feel safe. This conflict can trigger all sorts of irrational shame but in reality it is just old, maladaptively stored information that is blocking you from feeling like your usual self and from enjoying your present day.
My specialty is in working with clients to remove these blocks through the use of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and various forms of CBT. All are proven methods endorsed by the World Health Organization and the US Department of Veterans Affairs as effective in the resolution of otherwise treatment resistant post traumatic stress.