What Is PTSD and How Does Hypnosis Help?

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Phil Cardow

Hi, I'm a Hypnotherapist based on the Gold Coast, Australia. I love helping people overcoming a wide range of barriers with hypnotherapy.

PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a mental health condition that can occur after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event such as combat, sexual or physical assault, natural disasters, accidents, or other life-threatening situations.

PTSD Symptoms

Symptoms of PTSD typically include:

  • Re-experiencing the traumatic event through flashbacks, nightmares, or intrusive thoughts.
  • Avoidance of situations, people, or things that may trigger memories of the trauma.
  • Negative changes in mood and cognition, such as feelings of guilt, shame, anger, or detachment from others.
  • Increased arousal and reactivity, including irritability, difficulty sleeping, hypervigilance, and exaggerated startle response.

These symptoms can significantly impair a person’s ability to function in their daily life and can last for months, years or even decades after the traumatic event. However, with appropriate treatment, many people with PTSD are able to recover and improve their quality of life.


Resolving PTSD is one place where Hypnosis and hypnotherapy really shine as the results can be astounding and in most cases the symptoms completely eliminated.

PTSD Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is the go to therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to help individuals not just manage, but live a life free of symptoms such as flashbacks, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. The goal of hypnotherapy for PTSD is to help the individual process traumatic experiences and reduce or eliminate the intensity of associated symptoms.

During hypnosis, the individual is guided into a state of deep relaxation and focused attention. This state can be used to help the individual access and reframe traumatic memories in a more positive and adaptive way. The therapist may use suggestion, guided imagery, and other techniques to help the individual reprocess the traumatic memory and reduce the associated emotional distress.

One approach to hypnotherapy for PTSD is called “ego state therapy.” In this approach, the therapist helps the individual identify different parts of their personality that may be associated with the traumatic memory. By working with these different parts of the self, the therapist can help the individual integrate the traumatic experience into their overall sense of self and reduce the emotional distress associated with the memory.

It’s worth noting that hypnotherapy for PTSD should be delivered by a hypnotist that is not only suitably qualified but also well practiced in the elimination of symptoms of PTSD to ensure that the treatment is safe and effective for the individual.

If you have questions regarding whether hypnosis is a suitable option for you please call Phil on 0423 481 306 book a call back here ….. or visit the webite.

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