As an experienced PTSD Therapist, I aim to remove the emotional and physical symptoms of PTSD, improve daily functioning and enhance your quality of life.
Here's what you can expect from PTSD therapies:
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR): This therapy involves recalling the traumatic event while making specific eye movements. This can help change the way your brain processes the memory and reduce the distress associated with it.
Exposure Therapy: This involves gradually exposing you to thoughts, feelings, and situations that you've been avoiding due to trauma. The aim is to confront ad gain control over your fear and distress.
EFT Matrix Reimprinting therapy sometimes referred to as Tapping Therapy, is a technique that combines EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) with elements of psychotherapy. It is used to address traumatic memories and negative core beliefs. In Matrix Reimprinting, the individual is guided to connect with their younger self and "reimprint" or transform the memory with new postive learnings. The technique enables the trauma to be neutralised, thereby making it possible to connect and communicate with our inner child or wounded child. The aim is to be able to view the event from a new, more empowering perspective, which can help to reduce the emotional intensity of the memory and update any disempowering beliefs.
Trauma therapies can sometimes recognise emotional cues such as excessive sadness, depression, anger, denial, guilt and shame. Intrusive hidden symptoms of trauma are a significant problem because they contribute to:
Extreme sensitivity to real or perceived danger
Hyper vigilance - constantly on edge, searching for threats
Behaviours that attempt to regain control
Excessive self blame and guilt
The positive benefits of receiving trauma therapies: trauma focused CBT, EMDR, EFT Matrix Reimprinting and hypnotherapy are way beyond removing trauma. Personalised therapy can reduce symptoms of depression, intrusive thoughts; improve sleep, emotional regulation, self esteem and confidence. It is possible to manage stress levels by calming the part of the brain responsible for controlling fear and stress responses.
It is important to consult with your healthcare provider or therapist to determine the best treatment approach for your situation.