Hypno4Heroes was established in June 2012 on the occasion of the Queens Jubilee By Brian Glenn a clinical hypnotherapist with over 19 years of experience. Leah Goodall is registered with Hypno4Heroes.
"In gratitude to the brave soldiers who were physically or psychologically injured in recent and past international and national conflict, we are able to offer 100% free hypnotherapy sessions from various locations around the UK."
But it’s not only our Soldiers that suffer…
The biggest battle we all face throughout life, is the one we face within ourselves… Dealing with your internal thought, trying to control your inner turmoil, can be the most difficult part of your life; the part of you that only you know about and cope with every day. Perhaps YOU suffer from depression, anxiety, panic attacks or PTSD…
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has been through a traumatic event. These events can but are not limited to include:
- Natural disasters
- Car crashes
- Sexual or physical assaults
- Terrorist attacks
- Combat during war
During a traumatic event, people think that their life or the lives of others are in danger. They may feel afraid or feel that they have no control over what’s happening, these feelings of lack of control and fear can balloon into confusion, memory issues, and often intense emotion.
Generally, symptoms of PTSD can occur when a person re-experiences the traumatic event, tries to avoid thinking about the event, or is experiencing high levels of anxiety related to the event. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Having recurrent nightmares
- Acting or feeling as though the traumatic event were happening again, sometimes called a "flashback"
- Being physically responsive, such as experiencing a surge in your heart rate or sweating, to reminders of the traumatic event
- Having a difficult time falling or staying asleep
- Feeling more irritable or having outbursts of anger
- Feeling constantly "on guard" or like danger is lurking around every corner
- Making an effort to avoid thoughts, feelings, or conversations about the traumatic event
- A loss of interest in important, once positive, activities
- Experiencing difficulties having positive feelings, such as happiness or love
Not all people who are traumatized develop PTSD; but for those who do, treatment not only brings hope but delivers results. As with depression or anxiety, getting the right treatment for PTSD depends a great deal on the individual.
Sometimes counselling called cognitive-behavioural therapy is effective; medicines known as SSRIs can help, too, like Zoloft or Paxil. Sometimes a combination of both therapies proves successful.
Hypnotherapy can help people with PTSD feel more in control of their emotions and result in fewer to no symptoms, where some symptoms like bad memories or super-sensitivity to sounds and lights may linger with alternative therapies, with Hypnotherapy the results are drug free and eliminate all symptoms.