Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often associated with those who have seen active duty in the military. Of course, this is due to some of the things military personnel witness in active duty.  Unfortunately, PTSD isn’t something that’s confined only to the military. Anyone can suffer from PTSD at any age. A person can get PTSD as part of any traumatic situation that life sometimes brings about.  

Often, someone with PTSD won’t talk about their difficulties, even if the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are obvious to others (i.e. nightmares, intrusive thoughts from the past, etc.), increasingly negative attitudes about life and self, irritable or aggressive behavior or avoidance.

If you are someone that suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, research has shown that hypnosis can be helpful in the short and long-term.  In a study, two tests were conducted:  Test one included 36 patients who took part in hypnosis to deal with PTSD.  In test two, 30 patients used typical talk therapy.  For both tests, each group showed big improvement immediately after treatment based on PTSD checklist (PCL) scores.  However, only the group that used hypnosis showed similar results in the long-term1.  In a meta-study (an analysis of several studies on hypnosis and PTSD), it was noted that hypnosis appears to be effective in alleviating PTSD symptoms2.

If you’d like to hear more about how hypnosis can help with PTSD, please call 210-325-1567

1   Barabasz and Barabasz, J Trauma Treat 2013, S4

2   A Meta-Analysis for the Efficacy of Hypnotherapy in Alleviating PTSD Symptoms, Tudor-Ștefan Rotaru & Andrei Rusu, Pages 116-136 | Received 30 Oct 2013, Accepted 09 Apr 2015, Published online: 24 Nov 2015