How Can You Cope With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a very real condition, one that is difficult to understand unless you have experienced it yourself or have observed it in someone close to you.
It’s hard to believe that someone with PTSD is in such emotional pain and anxiety, feels so totally alone, and feels that no one cares or understands.
Once called Battle Fatigue or Shell Shock, PTSD can have serious and lasting consequences if not dealt with. The symptoms can change a person’s quality of life.
Oftentimes adding to their stress, PTSD victims wonder why they aren’t coping better, which leads them to try to hide their sorrow, depression or stress.
In a desperate attempt to find relief from their symptoms, the sufferer may resort to such extreme activities as acting out violently, consuming too much alcohol, drug abuse or gambling.
What Causes PTSD?
For most of us, when we think of PTSD, we associate it with soldiers who have spent time in combat situations, situations that have placed a huge amount of stress and anxiety upon them. But there are many other experiences, terrifying experiences that create those same feelings. No respecter of gender or age, PTSD can be very common in:
- Rape victims
- Victims of Assault
- Physical Abuse victims or witnesses
- Children who may have seen their mother or a sibling abused
- Victims of Bullying
- Victims of Terrorism
- Such as 9-11 survivors
- Civilians surviving war
- Can you imagine the stress of hearing bombs exploding in your neighborhood?
Signs of PTSD
Did you know that approximately 5.2 million Americans live with the symptoms of PTSD, and they can live with them for months or years.
- Flashbacks of the trauma
- Inability to connect with those you love
- Extreme sensitivity
- Loss of Focus
- Chest Pain
Is There Relief for PTSD?
I am happy to say there is!
Hypnosis combined with NLP can be very effective, helpful tools to lessen your symptoms and give you relief, often ending your symptoms totally.
If you or someone you know is experiencing PTSD or any other type of extreme stress, don’t delay becoming stress free and happy in life.
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