PTSD is a build-up of stress/anxiety over time involving more than one experience, or is a traumatic experience repressed.   By repressed I mean the feelings and emotions have been “stuck” or “fixated” on that experience/s often without conscious awareness of that experience/s. 

Of course, over time the actual experience/s become lost in the day to day living and may you feel “OK”, but then suddenly, for no apparent reason you experience acute anxiety, panic attacks.  You avoid certain situations without even realising and when an episode of anxiety is triggered it can lead to nausea, vomiting, shaking, dizziness, fear of crowds,fainting, acute stomach pain, migraine, hallucinations, uncontrollable crying, repeated behaviours such as checking the same things over, being fanatical about the way certain things “should be”, not being able to focus on any one thing for a long period or focusing only on one thing obsessively and as a matter of fact many more symptoms. Symptoms are experienced at individual and varying levels. 

Anxiety / panic is very stressful and confusing to experience and can shatter confidence, completely change lives and not only for the person experiencing the panic but also for the people surrounding that person.  Many people reach out to doctors for medication, which can certainly help to reduce symptoms and help you to remain able to function on a day-to-day basis.  However, it does not cure the problem. 

The good news is that it can be dealt with particularly with the right therapist and support.  There are many good therapists of many different fields who can assist with anxiety/panic and it is something you should research to find out what you believe would suit you best. 

I am a hypnotherapist/psychotherapist and what I do is use gentle relaxation leading into focusing techniques/hypnosis to help you relax enough to access the traumatic experience or build-up of stresses in a safe environment.  This allows your mind to process clearly how these experience/s have affected you mentally,physically and emotionally.  I will then guide you using psycho-therapeutic techniques to resolve the trauma/stress and release the feelings that have been holding you in that panic/anxiety state.  We will then work on how to move forward without these thoughts, feelings and emotions.

This type of therapy works on a very deep level and with the root cause/memory/experience.  It allows the release of physical symptoms as well as emotional and psychological which is the advantage that hypnotherapy has over some other therapeutic techniques. However, a lot of people come to me believing that either it cannot be changed or that it will be changed immediately.  Neither is normally a correct assumption. 

These stifling feelings and physical symptoms, whether they have been experienced once or many times, have been built up over time and do not generally appear overnight therefore, they do not disappear overnight.  However, with the right supportive environment and using the correct skills it certainly is something that you can be free from and go out and continue to live the life that you want to live in the way that you want to live it. 

For further information  see testimonials from previous clients.

Please feel free to contact me for a free consultation via email: info@charlottes-effective-therapies.comor on 0034 654931886.  Please also email with any questions and I will answer them personally and will print some (keeping you anonymous) in my next article on 23rd June in order to help others.  If you do not wish that to happen then please state that when you message me and I will not use your question.