A trauma is an emotional response to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that places a special type of stress on the mind. This stress causes the mind to compartmentalize the experience, essentially blocking it off to prevent future distress. By doing this it blocks of a piece of the traumatized person, leaving them incomplete.
People who have experienced traumas regardless of the kind often live with the negative associations this undue burden has caused them. Traumas can be of any form, emotional, physical, social, spiritual or religious or even witnessing a trauma. They may consist of rape, abuse, military combat, torture, natural disasters, transportation disaster or any other form that creates a negative emotional response.
A trauma is created by the meaning you give the experience and the emotional response you attach to it. For example, two people in the same situation will each have very different reactions and emotions associated with the situation. One may take it in, process it and not attach any emotional reasoning to it, and the other can do just the opposite. Since the brain stores meanings and emotional memories in separate areas through hypnosis you can change your emotional response to the experience.
How hypnotherapy can help:
- Improve self-confidence
- Reframe emotional response
- Eliminate anxiety
- Release negative patterns
- Eliminating self-defeating behaviors
- Provide coping mechanisms