Growth Hypnosis offers hypnotherapy to overcome traumatic experiences
Some experiences are so intense they leave a near permanent scar on our minds. If an experience is judged by the mind to be life threatening it can trigger a trance like state where the experience is encoded by the amygdala and stored with our other survival templates. Then life can become a living hell as your brain is continuously on edge, as the amygdala scans for anything vaguely resembling the original traumatising event, forcing you to unnecessarily re-live the experience again and again when any near match is found. Even though you may rationally understand that you are no longer in danger, you find yourself powerless to resist the automatic emotional response that has been hard coded into your neural pathways.
And of course it’s not just about war zones and physical attacks. I’d broadly describe any memory that evokes a painful emotion as trauma. We all carry these traumas like rocks in a back pack and they usually play an important if unconscious role in maintaining our more obvious issues. This is why trauma de-conditioning usually represents the first step in most of my strategic treatment plans. It’s like receiving an emotional reset which is what really sets Growth Hypnosis apart from most other therapeutic systems.
Growth Hypnosis uses a combination of techniques including The Rewind Technique, EMDR, and Regression therapy to de-condition and re-record traumatic experiences at a lower arousal level
There are many traditional treatments for trauma however not all are effective and according to a growing mountain of evidence some, such as critical incident counselling, may even make the trauma worse. Hypnotherapy can utilise a wide range of techniques to access the original memories and re-code them. These include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing), regression and The Rewind Technique which can often shift a profound trauma in just one treatment. By recalling the experience in a disassociated trance state we seek to re-record the memory at a lower arousal state so it can then be released from the amygdala and re-filed within normal functional memory, devoid of the emotional charge, and so dissolving the traumatic reaction pattern.