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Trauma/PTSD

Do you need help with Trauma or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event / events.

Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a traumatic event - either experiencing it or witnessing it. It affects around 1 in 3 people and can develop immediately after the event or can occur weeks or even months and sometimes years afterwards.   

What can cause Trauma and PTSD?

 

  • Traumatic Events

  • Military Combat

  • Road Traffic Accidents

  • Physical Assault

  • Sexual assault

  • Robbery, Mugging

  • Being Held Hostage

  • Terrorist Attack

  • Natural Disaster

  • Diagnosis of Life-Threatening illness

 

The Symptoms?

 

  • Intrusive thoughts and memories

  • Having flashbacks and reliving the distressing memories of traumatic event 

  • Severe emotional distress or physical reactions to something that reminds you of the event ( eg a Newspaper report about a domestic abuse may remind a victim  or a firework going off may remind a soldier of the event )

  • Avoidance Trying to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event Avoiding places, activities or people that remind you of the traumatic event

  • Thinking and mood Changes

  • Negative feelings about yourself or other people

  • Feeling emotionally numb

  • Lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed, hopelessness about the future

  • Memory problems, including not remembering important aspects of the traumatic event

  • Difficulty maintaining close relationships

  • Changes in emotional reactions: Irritability, angry outbursts or aggressive behaviour

  • Always being on "high alert" for danger and being easily startled or frightened

  • Self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much or driving too fast

       Trouble concentrating or sleeping

  • Feeling overwhelmed with guilt or shame

 

Treatment for Trauma and PTSD

PTSD is like a wound that has not healed. With the right kind of therapeutic help it can be healed Once the healing is complete, the wound closes and becomes a scar. The facts have not changed, and the scar remains, but the hurt is no longer there to fester and damage.

 

For years Mark has successfully treated PTSD and Trauma offers using different psychotherapy interventions which were probably the most effective out there

EMDR (Eye Movement Dissociation Technique) and IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy)

VK (Visual Kinaesthetic) Dissociation Technique, also known as Rewind Technique"

He now uses the BLAST Technique, an Amigdala Desensitising Technique (ADT)which was created and developed by Nick Davies to be more precise and work faster and more effectively with PTSD and Trauma than EMDR. It is now being used successfully around the world

 

Neuroscience research shows that structures the right side/hemisphere of the brain are overactive and acting as if there is an immediate threat to sufferers of PTSD and Trauma. The BLAST Technique utilises precise bi-lateral movements with a light pen (which helps the memory access the left side /hemisphere of the brain) and specific suggestions to the client which helps reprocess the traumatic event so they understand what happened and can remember , but it no longer hasty physical or emotional response.

Mark is an Advanced BLAST Technique Practitioner.

If you are affected by any of these give Mark a call to see how he can help you

 

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