Trauma

Trauma

There are specific techniques in NLP which address traumatic events and desensitise a person so thoughts of the event no longer carry the same weight. Hypnotherapy can be used to help reduce the associated stress and to allow the person to revisit an unpleasant situation without experiencing the negative connotations. The outcome of which is that the event no longer holds such strong negative associations.

Craniosacral Therapy works directly with the autonomic nervous system to bring about a balance in emotions and thought processes and to the physiological systems which control how well are bodies are able to cope with stressful and upsetting situations.
Our bodies hold the history of our experiences and Craniosacral Therapy can provide a safe space for the body fully resolve and let go of past trauma. The work can take place non-verbally and without the recycling of overwhelming experiences. Our bodies understand a gentle but sure road to recovery, and can lead us to a full recovery.

 

E.M.D.R. is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven for the effective treatment of trauma, particularly Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

E.M.D.R stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a powerful psychological treatment method developed by the clinical psychologist, Dr Francine Shapiro. 
E.M.D.R is a way of allowing the mind to process information quickly and fully leading to lasting change and peace of mind.

This therapy is ideal for many situations, in particular where people may have become "stuck within" after a sudden trauma, which may have developed into a phobia / fear / anxiety or losing general confidence. An example is surgery, violent incidents, childhood abuse, sexual assault, natural disasters and P.T.S.D. The aim is being able to face the future more confidently.

How does it work?

No one really knows how any form of psychotherapy works in a neurobiological sense. However, we do know that when a person is very distressed or upset, their brain cannot process information as readily as it usually does. The memory can be frozen in time, possibly leading to interference within daily life, relationships and the workplace.

E.M.D.R. seems to have a direct effect on the way the brain process information, leading people to see disturbing memories in a new, less distressing way.