Trauma resolution integration
People struggle with the aftermath of trauma in different ways. Many will have gone through forms of therapy and had more than one therapist. Many describe themselves as desperate and willing to do whatever it takes. There is information lacking about trauma which is a big problem when it comes to dealing with it for most of the survivors.
You can picture a person integrating a traumatic event; it is harder to do due to the process. Although there may be plenty of “aha” moments, it will all unfold quietly. When people integrate the past traumas, they are often done so with a counsellor. The most meaningful relationships are usually impacted. The memories and the emotions will become less overwhelming, and they are no longer the controller of the decision-making process. The trauma no longer will define the person; it has been integrated into their whole person, and that person is now the controller.
Integration takes hard work and will only come after the traumatized person has found a sense of safety and stability, and has completed the hard work dealing with the impact of their trauma.
Stress, PTSD and Trauma are the responses that come from the unconscious human mind. The unconscious mind is defensive in its nature. When we feel like we are in danger, that section of the brain will kick in. This part is the flight or fight reaction that is at hand to protect us from danger. This part of the brain was created way before we had even established the neo-cortex reasoning component of the human brain. When using the more developed part of the brain, we are able to overcome the primitive responses that are controlling us in a destructive way. Fear is a natural reaction where we may feel helpless. The higher human mind is supposed to respond with problem-solving, where we end up using both the neo-cortex and the cerebellum in sync.
We may be worried about a traumatic experience, a place we once went to or even a person who makes us feel anxious.
It is us who chooses to feel this way, and we have convinced our mind that this is how it is. Trauma can sometimes be a response that is beneficial as it can prepare the body and the mind to respond to changes within the environment. In other cases, the trauma that has been experienced over prolonged periods will have a harmful influence on the body and mind. Trauma left untreated can cause mental illnesses and extreme illnesses within the body.
Hypnotherapy for trauma resolution is a valuable way to alter your response to stress. Hypnotherapy moves the patient to the initial stress response stage. It then works on reframing the belief and how we are to overcome this state of feeling. Once we have changed the principle, we can then alter how we want to feel. The subconscious mind is the guardian; in therapy, the hypnotherapist will ask the subconscious mind to find a new way to protect and comfort you.
Hypnotherapy can help to reduce the dissociation following the exposure to something traumatic. It can reduce the symptoms of anxiety, help people to get in touch with their feelings and memories that are associated with a traumatic experience. Hypnosis is just putting you in a trance-like state where you have heightened concentration and focus. Unconscious conflicts from trauma will reside deep within the unconscious mind, which is why hypnotherapy is an effective way to reach them.
Hypnotherapy can give you a safe environment to put all your focus into resolving any conflict, processing and then re-cataloguing your mind, so it no longer bothers you.
You are not limited to just hypnotherapy as you can use it in conjunction with other types of therapy like psychiatry, counselling and psychology.