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Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH is one of the most highly qualified and experienced clinical hypnotherapists practising in Australia today who has received worldwide recognition and praise for her research and development of clinical procedures.
Are you suddenly being besieged by out-of-control panic?
Do you find yourself being haunted by one or more past traumas?
Are you waking up at night in absolute fear?
Is this stopping you carrying on with your life?
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
This is a most debilitating condition where, after encountering a traumatic event in your past, you become dysfunctional because those images haunt you.
It can be any kind of traumatic event, and can cause sleeplessness, high anxiety, irrational behaviour, erratic temperament, panic attacks, depression, anxiety, dissociation, derealisation and poor social skills.
It can affect people who are in car crashes, subject to violence or abuse, or soldiers in battle.
You relive the event again and again, constantly re-experiencing the trauma of the original event.
This can lead to insomnia, lack of sleep and ensuing psychosis. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) also dramatically affects your family and friends. families and friends.
The event that triggers PTSD may also be due to violence or sexual assault where you did not receive professional help at the time due to circumstances or lack of such help. The underlying sense of feeling traumatised may never have gone away and holds you back in life for many years.
What can also happen is you can function well for many years after the trauma but then one day an incident occurs that suddenly releases all the past memories and trauma of the original incident. That one event triggers what we call an abreaction, which literally means a reliving and re-enacting.
Has the PTSD turned into a continual nightmare for you and your family?
With PTSD, you become sensitised and a variety of stressors can trigger off the continual reliving of the original trauma.
This constant reliving becomes out of your conscious control and you begin to spiral in a dysfunctional state, sometimes not being able to work, deal with other people or even go out in public.
This is a very serious condition because things can become so bad that you or someone you know who is suffering from PTSD may be constantly plagued with thoughts of suicide and become so traumatised that you are unable to ask for help.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment
I am a specialist in fast recovery from trauma and have worked with thousands of victims of violence and sexual abuse as well as soldiers and a whole host of causes of PTSD.
In my Amazon Number 1 bestselling book Inspiration for Survive and Prosper: Personal Transformation Out of Crisis, I talk about different people who came to see me to recover from crisis and trauma and how they managed to recover their sanity and go on to live happy lives. I also chronicle my own experiences of PTSD and how I used my techniques as a therapist to overcome it.
As traumatic and debilitating as PTSD is, it can be treated very successfully with hypnosis and a technique called Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming.
Are you aware how fast you can be helped to overcome PTSD with expert help and hypnotherapy?
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming is a wonderful hypnotic method that was discovered in the late 1980s and since then has changed PTSD sufferers’ lives so you are able, in most cases, to return to normal functioning and enjoy living.
Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy are highly effective in helping sufferers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder move past the original event, re-contextualise it in your life and move forward to have calmer, more constructive futures.
It is important in these cases to help you deal with the outstanding emotions that you feel you have never been able to deal with so you are able to stop the re-traumatisation.
This rehabilitation can help you get back to work and live some kind of normal life as well as being able to integrate back into your family and social networks once again.
Book your hypnotherapy appointment with Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH by calling 02 8021 6429.
Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist. Counsellor, PACFA registered Mental Health Professional and Naturopath in Sydney. You can get help by booking an appointment with me at the Australian Health & Education Centre.