Trauma is an emotional event that some people can shake off after just a short amount of time, but many others are unable to leave that experience behind which can result in anxiety, panic attacks, flash backs and low confidence to name but a few symptoms – everyone is different.
Outside of my hypnosis, I have worked extensively with victims of crime as both paid staff and as a volunteer at the charity Victim Support so I am very familiar with how people talk and think after traumatic events – be that a small one off event or ongoing situations that just continue throughout someone’s life compounding the trauma that they are experiencing. I recognise the patterns of the emotional and psychological scarring and in hypnosis, I know how to release that emotion, often very quickly.
In some cases the trauma itself may not appear to last very long, yet the effects can stretch away from that incident far into the future, unseen and insidious, to manifest later in life. Hypnosis can be a quick and simple solution to a seemingly complicated problem. If it is easy to believe that negative emotions can be created in a short space of time so why is it harder to believe it can be undone in an equally short space of time?
Some examples of how I have approached trauma recovery in Worthing: I have rescued a part of the mind that is stuck in the past event, reliving it as if it is still happening, by bringing that part of the mind into the present so it is only responding to the current events so that the trauma gets left behind. In other cases it is just a case of asking the subconscious to put down the event – to take what it needs for an ongoing positive experience and put the trauma down and leave it behind. These are two examples of very simple solutions that I have used with many people. Sometimes the subconscious mind does not want to let go which is where I have to get creative, but it is rare that I cannot find the right motivation to help it do so. After the subconscious has let go, I ask the conscious mind to try to find that trauma now and the person tends to look at me and say it is not there or it doesn’t matter anymore.
Sometimes it can be even easier and I can just pull the trauma out of someone’s head, stomach or chest, wherever they are most aware of it so that it does not bother them anymore. Other times we identify what this trauma looks like, the way they perceive it and then turn it into something different. When that is done, the person just feels different.
Different things work for different people when recovering from trauma so if you come and see me in Sussex, I will ascertain early in the session what is likely to work best for you and I do not charge if you do not respond to the hypnosis early on.