Trauma/PTSD/Stress/Anxiety

Do you want to take control of your emotions?  Are you tired of living in a state of fear or anxiety?

Change the way you think and feel to live the life YOU want to live.

The only threat is in your head

You can take the stress out

In trauma survivors and those who suffer chronic stress, the amygdala, the part of the brain responsible for the acute stress response, also known as the fight, flight, or freeze response remains in a state of high alert.  When people experience something traumatic, have PTSD or suffer from constant anxiety, they may no longer feel as though the world is a safe place.  They may feel as though danger is everywhere.

When the body perceives a threat or danger, whether real or imagined, the information is sent through our senses to the amygdala, which interprets the images and sounds, and when a threat or danger is perceived it sends a distress signal to the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus communicates with the rest of the body through the autonomic nervous system.  Once the amygdala sends the distress signal to the hypothalamus, the hypothalamus sends signals through the autonomic nerves to the adrenals. The adrenal glands respond by pumping the hormone adrenalin into the bloodstream.

As the adrenalin circulates, your body goes through a number of changes; your heart rate increases, pushing blood to your heart, muscles and other vital organs, you begin to breathe rapidly, taking in extra oxygen which is sent to the brain which increases alertness. All of these responses are designed to keep us alive, and occur quickly and without thought.  When the perceived threat is gone, systems are designed to return to normal function; which takes between 20 to 60 minutes.

When we are in a constant state of fear or panic, the stress hormones build up in our system causing a multitude of physiological and emotional symptoms.  Frequent or chronic activation of the amygdala, can lead to digestive problems, increased risk of heart disease, tension or migraine headaches, and fibromyalgia.  It is exhausting to spend so much time in a state of high alert.

Hypnosis and NLP are evidence based treatments and can easily treat the symptoms and the underlying cause of Trauma, PTSD, Stress, and Anxiety by treating the issue at its core:  the triggers.

Unlike talk therapy, this can be done completely content free, I do not need to know the details to help you resolve this.  We can even go as far as keeping the content below the threshold of the conscious mind so YOU do not need to know the details and you can resolve this unconsciously.

“As we grow and change throughout our lives, we accumulate bags and boxes of things.  Many times we carry these bags and boxes with us for many years, and sometimes some of these bags and boxes contain things that aren’t even yours.  Sometimes these bags and boxes contain things that are damaged or broken, or perhaps we have outgrown and have no use for any longer.  We know these bags and boxes are filled with things we no longer need, but we continue to carry them with us.  What we need to do, is throw them out.  Don’t even look inside, just throw them out.”