Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment

At Safe Harbour we use a variety of post traumatic stress disorder treatments to free the client from the effects of trauma. These techniques would include Regression , Reframing , Gestalt , Swish etc.

The essential feature of post-traumatic stress disorder is the development of disabling psychological symptoms following a traumatic event. It was first identified during World War I, when soldiers were observed to suffer chronic anxiety, nightmares, and flashbacks for weeks, months, or even years following combat. This condition came to be known as shell shock.

Post-traumatic stress disorder can occur in anyone in the wake or a severe trauma outside the normal range of human experience. These are traumas that would produce intense fear, terror, and feelings of helplessness in anyone and include natural disasters such as earthquakes or tornadoes, car or plane crashes, rape, assault, or other violent crimes against yourself or your immediate family. It appears that the symptoms are more intense and longer lasting when the trauma is personal, as in rape or other violent crimes.

Post-traumatic stress disorder can occur at any age and affects 3 to 4 percent of the population. Children with the disorder tend not to relive the trauma consciously but continually re-enact it in their play or in distressing dreams.

Among the variety of symptoms that can occur with post-traumatic stress disorder, the following nine are particularly common:

  • Repetitive, distressing thoughts about the event
  • Nightmares related to the event
  • Flashbacks so intense that you feel or act as though the trauma were occurring all over again
  • An attempt to avoid thoughts or feelings associated with the trauma
  • An attempt to avoid activities or external situations associated with the trauma-such as a phobia
  • Emotional numbness – being out of touch with your feelings
  • Feelings of detachment or estrangement from others
  • Losing interest in activities that used to give you pleasure
  • Persistent symptoms of increased anxiety, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep,difficulty concentrating, starting easily, or irritability and outburst of anger

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