PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) affects hundreds of thousands of people and has a huge impact their everyday life. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health issue caused by ‘a deeply distressing or disturbing experience’. ‘Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt. They may also have problems sleeping, such as insomnia, and find concentrating difficult’
Trauma is no longer solely associated with war veterans, I deal with it on a regular basis for clients who have suffered sexual abuse, suicide, road traffic accidents, childhood trauma, grief over sudden death, and many other situations. When we experience trauma like this, it is not recorded in the same way as other information in our brain, it is not given a date stamp so we function as if the trauma is about to happen any time which is why there are normally triggers (sights, sound smells) which can take us straight back to that situation or place.
It is extremely upsetting and can lead to all sorts of problems in clients’ lives, relationship issues, trust issues, anxiety anger and depression or a combination of all of these. Without intervention it can persist for years. I have helped clients who have carried their grief or loss for decades with success. They can now access the situation if they choose to – but they no longer have the same emotional attachment.
Using a specialist IARTT rewind I give clients closure without disclose – all feelings of overwhelm, flashbacks and anxiety surround the trauma will stop after the first treatment. This rewind technique includes a follow up session after two weeks.