Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

How might Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) be dealt with effectively

Stress is not a new experience for anyone, we have all experienced it but for some it is a daily occurrence. Everybody responds differently however; a lot of people can find an occasion far more stressful than others. Occasionally however, if the event is actually very traumatic to the individual, the panic they genuinely feel can become so intense that it overloads their capability to cope. It is at this time that real problems can develop in their lives that they find it tricky to control. When the effect on day to day living becomes serious, this may lead to a diagnosis of PTSD.
PTSD can be brought on by being involved in, or witnessing any traumatic event – such as a tsunami, a vehicle accident or being attacked. The recollections of these disturbing events trigger responses that the person had during the actual event. This is particularly troublesome for members of the armed forces, police, or emergency response personnel as the response may be violent in nature. These ‘flashbacks’ can bring on long lasting symptoms that can have a considerable impact on everyday life.
Certain scenarios can trigger the memory of the trauma, commonly called ‘flashbacks’, and these memories may bring all the feelings of fear, anxiousness and panic of the original event. PTSD can typically be accompanied by fatigue due to sleep problems and this makes it hard for the person to concentrate which in itself leads to problems whilst at work and in the home. Psychological symptoms can also develop into a depressive disorder and anxiety. There are also physical issues to consider, such as chest pains, sweating and headaches.
The usual medical treatment given is in the form of anti-depressants or anxiety medication, and until recently with psychotherapy, severe anxiety-based conditions such as PTSD were considered treatable only through long, painful exposure therapy, and in some cases, not at all.
A new and proven hypnosis method for treating PTSD is now available – known as the Rewind Technique.
No longer does client need to retell and relive the traumatic experience over and over. In fact the therapist does not even have to know the details of the trauma-causing event.
Using this technique PTSD causing trauma can be lifted very quickly (at times in just one session).
In a recent study of 30 clients treated this new way, 28 of the 30 rated their treatment as being either extremely successful or successful, and 2 rated it as acceptable.
Hypnotherapy treatment is given in an appropriately peaceful environment which boosts the experience. Hypnosis allows them to become relaxed both physically and mentally and most people enjoy being in a hypnotic trance state. Hypnotherapy has long been regarded as an excellent method for helping clients with PTSD, but the rewind technique takes it to a new level. It is fast and effective.
Rewind does not need the client to go over the traumatic incident(s) again
It is a brief, outcome focused therapy that aims to help the individual return to a more conventional life that they would have expected had they not lived through the traumatic event. So for anyone who is troubled by ‘flashbacks’ of a trauma, whether you have been formally diagnosed with PTSD or not, then going to an experienced hypnotherapist trained in the Rewind Technique, could be the start of your journey back to a regular, relaxed life. The aim of hypnotherapy is to remove stress and the related problems it is causing and furthermore to enhance feelings of self-esteem and self-confidence.
Kenneth Eldridge – an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist at Perth Hypnosis Clinic is trained and qualified in the Rewind Technique. If you suffer from PTSD and want to know more about treatment options a telephone call (0431 959 204) could be the start you need to get back on track.

Public Speaking Hypnosis

Hypnosis for delivering a presentation and speaking in public

So you’ve discovered you need to do a pitch during your next staff meeting. This sort of thing typically makes you feel a little anxious, but you tell yourself you’ll be fine. But as the meeting draws closer, you realise that it won’t be okay and you are sorry for saying that you’d participate. Just thinking of standing in front of your colleagues with a presentation is enough to start your heart thumping and your skin sweating.
So is this a familiar picture?
It’s not as unusual as perhaps you might imagine. As much as 1 in 10 adults in Australia battle with social anxiety; this means that; around 1.3 million individuals know precisely how you really feel.
Presentation anxieties and the way they influence us
Social anxiety may have an extremely negative effect on our lives, causing us to drop out of education, or hold us back from stepping forward for vocational promotions we know we are entitled to.
Some typical signs or symptoms are:
• Hammering heart
• Feeling very hot or sweating
• Blushing
• Queasiness or stomach ache
• Brain blanks
• Having a stutter
• Feeling upset
• Anxiety-induced sleep disorders
A hypnotic approach for presentation anxiety and speaking in public
Presentation nervousness in many cases is induced by early experiences of shame or humiliation in a social environment. We might not necessarily remember these types of early ordeals, but because things are stored away in the subconscious mind, it nonetheless impinges on us even as grow older, maybe leading to us to feel a deep aversion to speaking in public in case we say something daft or embarrassing again.
By guiding the client into a state of deep trance, the hypnotherapist can access the client’s subconscious mind and make new, positive suggestions about the person’s capability to handle social scenarios. As well as helping the customer feel more confident with presenting and public speaking, through freeing the person of some of their negative beliefs about themselves the hypnotherapist can also support them in establishing improvements in quite a few other areas of their lives.
With hypnosis, social anxiety is quite simple to handle.
After just a few sessions, clients start to experience a considerable improvement in how they react to social settings and circumstances.
A hypnotic approach for presentation nerves may help you:
• Feel fully under control, composed and assured when giving a speech.
• Get involved in conventions, networking, and sales calls totally free of anxiousness and worries.
• Provide help to feel comfortable with being the centre of attention.
• Assist you not only to feel less apprehensive about presenting and public speaking, but even enjoy it!
Perth Hypnosis Clinic provides help from professional hypnotherapists whose expert area is social phobia, such as fear of speaking in group meetings, becoming red-faced, shyness, stuttering, etc. Our professionals have helped many people in the commercial and company world become assured and effective presenters.
Hypnosis for presentation nerves not only assists with business matters; it has also made it easier for people to feel more confident when giving wedding speeches and toasts, PTA events, and even making complaints!

If you would like to feel more confident when speaking in public or would just like a confidence boost in general, give Kenneth a call on 0431 959 204 or visit the contact page at www.perthhypnoclinic.com.au

Hypnotherapy for Fears and Phobias

Offer life a boost by cutting out phobias

Many people that don’t have phobias dismiss them as something trivial; but usually they are more than a silly fear. Phobias can be attached to any scenario, person (like dentist) or object, and the sufferer experiences a strong emotional reaction if they encounter the phobic trigger.
Whilst frightening, the phobic reaction was designed to keep us safe from what is deemed a threat. People that do not suffer with the same phobia are likely to think that the fear is silly simply because they tend not to perceive the object as posing the same degree of danger.
In extreme cases, even thinking about the source of their phobia would make the person truly feel panicky.

When someone creates avoidance in their life specifically to avoid the thing they’re fearful of they would be classed as phobic. Obviously, some phobias are so obscure that they don’t affect life too much, but even so, they still may create avoidance behaviour – for instance not wanting to get in to a MRI machine.

Phobias are in most instances split into two main categories. These are typically simple and complex phobias. In the case of simple phobias, the fear is primarily directed at a singular object or scenario like flying, oranges, insects, pigeons and many more. Complex phobias are where there is a complex collection of deep-seated emotions leading to a person being overwhelmed by their phobia, examples of complex phobias are claustrophobia and social phobia.

Most phobias are fairly easy to remove. That’s because they ordinarily involve an initial traumatic experience followed up by one or more re-enforcing incidents.
Phobias take their root in the subconscious, which is why Hypnosis is such a helpful treatment. Hypnosis enables the sufferer to identify and alter the root of the issue at the subconscious level.

Kenneth Eldridge from Perth Hypnosis Clinic based in Perth, Western Australia explained why in their view hypnosis is extremely effective in treating phobias. Hypnotheraputic tactics are a long term solution and lots of people that have hypnotherapy to cure a phobia will find they are totally free of their fear in the first session. When you have a client who cannot remember ever not being afraid of spiders, have one session of hypnotherapy, and then be happy to discuss, look at, and even have a ‘pet spider’ (albeit a plastic one) on her desk, is truly a remarkable transformation.

If you have found you are being afflicted negatively by a phobia, it may be time for you to consider hypnotherapeutic solutions so you can eliminate that fear, and start living the life you deserve to lead.

Anxiety Relief Hypnosis

Anxiety

Pains in the chest and shortness of breath are quite common with panic attacks, but are obviously quite distressing for most people, because they could be something else. There are numerous reasons why someone could have a panic attack. Studies suggest that stress can be a major factor in the onset of anxiety attacks, as well as stressful or difficult conditions. Regretfully, people can experience panic and anxiety attacks suddenly and for no apparent reason. It is thought that a panic attack is brought on by the body’s own fight or flight response, where adrenaline is brought on, preparing the body to defend itself in a threatening situation.

We humans have an incredible ability to imagine things that aren’t happening. We can project ourselves into future scenarios, and to imagine how things will work out. This is a fantastic skill to have. It allows us to plan ahead and to problem solve, but it can be misused. And if you misuse the imagination, by vividly catastrophes are going to befall you, your body instinctively responds by going into emergency mode, flooding your body with adrenaline, trying to protect you from the imaginary danger.

Excessive anxiety and negative thinking is just a habit – not something you were born doing. It may have been caused by something that happened in your life or picked up from the people around you

Panic and anxiety attacks cause avoidance behaviours which can limit the individual’s life. The fear of the anxiety attack happening again can create high levels of emotional stress. You may also find yourself avoiding going to certain restaurants where you fear may set off a panic attack, and numerous people become isolated since they are afraid to go out at all. Panic disorder can hence reduce confidence, create further anxious feelings, and depression can usually set in due to this persistent worrying. Being with somebody that is experiencing a panic attack can be frightening but is far worse for the person experiencing it. 1 in 10 of us will undergo anxiety and panic attacks in our lifetime. When a person has anxiety attacks, they live each day with the fear of having an anxiety attack and this becomes extremely challenging.

Doctors can prescribe medication to assist with anxiousness and stress; however this only helps with the symptoms not the cause. You know on a rational level that you are blowing things out of all proportion, but on an emotional level the experience of panic and dread can be overwhelming

Hypnotherapy for panic and anxiety attacks aims to eliminate entirely the root issues generating the individual’s anxiety and panic attacks. Hypnotherapy for panic disorder and anxiety can bring about constructive behavioural changes by changing the thought processes of the subconscious mind. Reasons for panic attacks can be managed and for most removed altogether.

Kenneth Eldridge, a clinical hypnotherapist located in Perth, Western Australia, said “Most clients know that they are feeling anxious for no good reason. They are not usually aware of why it started and so don’t understand why it is occurring. By using a proven clinical approach that retrains the subconscious mind’s inability to distinguish the difference between what is real danger and what is imagined can get people back on track. Hypnotherapy uses specialist techniques to teach the client new approaches to relax, identify and remove triggers that may cause anxiousness, resolve problems which cause anxiety or worry, and aim to eradicate further panic attacks.”

Hypnosis for panic and anxiety attacks is a very effective alternative to conventional medical treatment. It combines a hypnotic approach with cognitive behavioural therapy to create calm and tranquillity within the mind, relieving anxious feelings and allowing you to live a life without unremitting worry and frustration. By changing habits within the subconscious mind, it really is possible to achieve just about anything.

A hypnotic approach is very effective at helping clients to alter habits. Problematic behaviour, in addition to psychological and physiological factors, can be effectively treated with hypnotherapy, such as IBS, stress and panic, depression, psoriasis and elevated blood pressure. Professional hypnotherapists can also assist with weight control and cigarette smoking efficiently.

Hypnotherapy for drug addicts

Hypnotherapy for drugs breaks the cravings

A hypnotic approach for drug abuse is most often employed when the person has ceased doing narcotics and they will want supplemental assistance continuing to be drug free. In general, the vast majority of hypnotherapy professionals can help with dependence. Having said that, you might want to think about looking for a therapist with distinct knowledge of this area.

Drugs or substance abuse can include lawful and unlawful drugs and over-the-counter drugs.

Pot, cocaine and heroin are all examples of outlawed narcotics. Non-prescription medicine is readily accessible – paracetamol, ibuprofen and codeine can also be obtained from the petrol station.

Recently there has also been reports of an enormous rise in the usage of ‘legal high’s’ with a lot of people are increasingly being addicted to these unfamiliar chemicals. In August of 2014 in Western Sydney a bus driver was convicted of driving whilst under the influence of one of these substances after crashing his bus into a house.

Some hypnotherapists are convinced an addiction is likely to have a key cause, and so the kind of drug currently being taken is often of very little significance. The desire to escape and commonly a strong habitual drug use are main reasons in the cause of habit.

Lots of people take drugs for escapism from their everyday lives. Some people need or want escapism every now and then. Even so, mind altering drugs are generally a hazardous and life-changing method of escapism and will in time alter your physical and mental capability. If we duplicate an activity a few times it’s mastered by our subconscious mind and turns into a habit.

Hypnotherapy is certainly an impressive approach that could help people that are striving to escape their substance abuse. Perhaps you may think that the problem is an actual physical substance addiction. However, a large number of hypnotherapists feel there is a fundamental requirement to hide melancholy or the symptoms of anxiety.

Hypnotherapy is utilised as part of the process for rehabilitation, usually in conjunction with health professionals. It can also be a stand-alone method for those who are not under the care of a health professional – those who self-refer.

Defeating virtually any unhelpful way of thinking or habitual pattern is possible when interacting with the conscious mind on its own. However, the subconscious is definitely the bigger and more potent section of our mind where behavioural patterns are unquestionably ingrained and reinforced. Which means that, although we can be trying with the best will on earth to intentionally stop ourselves reproducing damaging behaviour, the subconscious is quite a bit more potent and it’s a lot more daunting component of our psyche to work with and master.

Kenneth Eldridge, an experienced professional hypnotherapist from Perth Hypnosis Clinic located within Perth, Western Australia, reported successful outcomes have been achieved using hypnosis with a three-step structured approach. Firstly, by putting a stop to the habit, secondly, by neutralising the chemical imbalance caused when a person ceases taking the drug (addiction) and then thirdly by allowing the subconscious mind to focus on the benefits of being drug free and being successful in maintaining a drug-free future by re-training the brain to work in the way you want it to.

If you’re dependent on drugs, you must consider choosing hypnosis to compliment your recovery. Before your dependency becomes any tougher, consider going to an expert hypnotherapist. Once you discover you require substances rather than wanting them, if daily life is getting tiresome without them and you’re simply making use of them more and more frequently, it’s probably time for you to seek help. Hypnotherapy can help you break the addiction forever, look for assistance right now before it is too late.

Perth Hypnosis Clinic is built on the highest ethical standards and service provided by a qualified and experienced professional. Established in 2011 we offer services for habit breaking, pain, disease, phobia, and general improvement.

Hypnotherapy to Quit Smoking

Stop smoking with hypnotherapy

For countless people, giving up smoking will be the most challenging test of commitment they’ll ever have to face. Some people manage to break the habit by using sheer motivation, yet for countless others this strategy will not be enough.

By using strength of will by itself to get rid of addictions is often an ineffective approach, as it necessitates trying to utilise the conscious mind to override profoundly embedded subconscious habits. As the driving forces from the subconscious are as a rule unknown to us, this can make the commitment technique a little like chucking darts in the dark – you might be lucky, but the odds are stacked against you.

Comprehending the cause of your cigarette addiction could greatly raise your odds of giving up smoking. For instance, do you smoke because you believe that it takes away stress and anxiety, or do you smoke because it gives your hands something to do? Be aware of just why you do something can make it easier to pick the right method of letting go. Another critical element in beating a dependency is being honest with yourself; if you’ve tried without success plenty of times to stop smoking, it might be time to admit that you might need a helping hand.

Exactly why is a hypnotic approach so successful for people who smoke?

Hypnotherapy is three hundred percent more useful for some of those that smoke than nicotine replacement therapy treatment itself; this is likely to be because nicotine addiction plays a minor role in a person’s overall cigarette smoking habit. If you want to successfully overcome a cigarette addiction, the subconscious needs to be taking part.

The main reason why hypnotherapy is extremely useful

After the client is guided into a really relaxed state by the hypnotherapist, there’re then ready to accept the influence of favourable suggestion. This means that the hypnotherapist can re-programme the subconscious mind to feel differently about smoking. As an example, the experienced hypnotherapist may persuade the client that the next cigarette they try can taste disgusting or will make their mouth incredibly dry. Even though the client has remained aware and awake through the entire conversation with the hypnotherapist, their subconscious has been inspired far more than it would be during a regular conversation.

Can it actually work?

Everybody is of course unique, so no single hypnotic treatment technique is certain to work for everyone. However, countless people have benefitted from hypnotherapy, and have found it to be a beneficial and life-changing encounter.

Hypnotherapy helps quite a few people get rid of smoking.

However, for hypnotherapy to fully work, an individual must actually want to give up. By mixing the effectiveness of the conscious and subconscious, you can produce greater health for you and your family, plus you’ll save money from all the cigarettes you’ll no longer want to buy.