No one is immune to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is the modern-day term for what has, at various times, been called ‘shell shock’, ‘war neurosis’ and ‘combat fatigue’ in wartime situations, and ‘operational stress injury’ in civilian terms.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious, potentially debilitating condition that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a natural disaster; serious incident or accident; a sudden death; personal violence or another life-threatening situation. Military personnel and first responders are known to be particularly at risk from PTSD.
Everybody has their breaking point, however strong they may have forced or trained themselves to be – physically or mentally. Ironically, it is often the people who have faced other distressing situations in their life, who are most at risk for developing PTSD. However there is a fast and effective way to get to the bottom of the causes of PTSD, with or without a diagnosis, and relieve or even eliminate the most troublesome symptoms, and that is clinical hypnotherapy.
This ‘alternative’ therapy is the only clinically proven therapeutic tool endorsed by the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, and the British Medical Council. Clinical hypnotherapy allows a person to delve into the recesses of their own subconscious mind to seek the root source of any issue, and allow the mind to confront symptoms and causes at a pace the subconscious can allow. Hypnosis is so effective as a therapy for PTSD, that it was being used extensively by psychiatrists and psychologists in the Great Wars, to treat the most chronic cases of war neuroses.
They called it ‘the original brief therapy’ because in a relatively small number of sessions of hypnotherapy, the PTSD sufferer and his or her clinical hypnotherapist were able to identify the stressors, past and present, causing the debilitating emotional and/or physical symptoms, and stop them in their tracks, without the need for strong drugs or months and months of talk therapy.
Ten percent of all American troops who deployed to Europe returned as ‘psychiatric casualties’.That figure mirrors the Canadian statistic of how many of its troops were severely affected by their service in Afghanistan.
Canada is now facing a PTSD epidemic. Montreal-based clinical hypnotherapist Pierre Benoit, RCCH, is a renowned international expert in the application of clinical hypnotherapy techniques to reduce or even eliminate PTSD symptoms.
His groundbreaking ‘PTSD protocol’ has helped hundreds of people reclaim their lives from the scourges of PTSD. In this book he explains the techniques he uses to help PTSD sufferers and why clinical hypnotherapy is so effective as a solution to PTSD.