Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Post traumatic stress disorder is a mental health problem which s usually caused by experiencing or witnessing a very traumatic, usually life-threatening event.
This could be a physical or sexual attack, car accident, war, or even a natural disaster like a flood or earthquake.
Because of the acutely traumatic nature of such events, our mind is not able to process and heal them naturally as with other negative events in our life.
As these traumatic events remain unprocessed and not understood, they develop intoPost traumatic stress disorder
What are the triggers of Post traumatic stress disorder?
Post traumatic stress can be triggered by any sensory input, without conscious awareness.
It might be smell, sound, something we see, or touch and might seem completely unrelated to the actual traumatic event.
What are the symptoms of Post traumatic stress disorder?
Post traumatic stress disorder can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. Depending on the severity of the experienced event, it can even ruin a person’s ability to normally function in their daily life.
A person affected with Post traumatic stress disorder may experience the following issues:
* Flashbacks or nightmares of the traumatic event which can be accompanied by panic, heart palpitations or sweating.
* Avoiding situations which could remind a person of the event. This can completely socially isolate the affected person, making the situation even worse.
* Feeling tense and being constantly on the look-out for dangerous situations, which may develop into sleeping difficulties, or paranoia.
How can we help you?
Even though Post traumatic stress disorder is considered to be a very serious mental disorder, it is not as difficult to treat as may first be perceived.
New strategies and techniques like Resource Therapy have proven to be very effective in treating Post traumatic stress disorder and are able to bring relief in a very short time. This technique is not only effective, but also very gentle as there is no need for the client to re-live a traumatic event in order to be permanently healed.