Effective treatment of PTSD

You wake up, sweating, from a nightmare and anxiously pace the house for a couple of hours until the feelings recede and you can get back to sleep.

 

You’re driving down the road and suddenly you’re flooded with awful memories, flashbacks, anxiety and guilt, which you try your hardest to push away.

 

In the supermarket, a sound or a smell triggers a panic attack and you run out of the store without your shopping. You find you are drinking too much to try to drown out the memories. You’re arguing with your partner, your family, your boss. You feel like you are going crazy and you know you cannot go on like this.

 

If any of this sounds familiar, we can help you. We know it can be daunting to approach a therapist and ask for help. We won’t judge you and there is no need to be embarrassed. We will help you to feel safe again.

At Stepping Stones, we  provide a specialist therapy for PTSD, called Rewind Therapy. It works quickly and effectively to reprocess traumatic memories so that you will be in control of them, and they will no longer be in control of you.

 

Together, we will lift the guilt and anxiety. You will no longer be plagued by intrusive thoughts and flashbacks; the nightmares will stop. Things which used to trigger panic attacks, you will now be able to do with ease and you will be able to get on with the life you want.

Call now for your free 15 minute phone consultation to find out how we can give you your life back.

REWIND THERAPY

This is a specialist course of treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), . This treatment uses guided imagery to reprocess traumatic memories, so that you are in control of them. You will no longer suffer intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, or nightmares and will be able to live the life you want.

​What is PTSD?

PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. This may be something a person has experienced themselves, or has witnessed. For example, emergency services or medical personnel may suffer from PTSD after attending a serious incident. 

PTSD Symptoms

Someone with PTSD often re-lives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt and may find it difficult to concentrate. ​​They may also have problems sleeping, either struggling to fall asleep, or waking in the night and being unable to go back to sleep.  These symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on the person's day-to-day life.

Causes of PTSD

Any situation that a person finds traumatic can cause PTSD. These can include:

  • serious road accidents

  • violent personal assaults, such as sexual assault, mugging or robbery

  • serious health problems

  • childbirth experiences

  • loss or grief

It is common for people in the emergency services or the military to experience symptoms of PTSD.

PTSD can develop immediately after someone experiences a disturbing event, or it can occur weeks, months or even years later.​

Complex PTSD

People who repeatedly experience traumatic situations, such as severe neglect, abuse or violence, may be diagnosed with complex PTSD. ​Complex PTSD can cause similar symptoms to PTSD and may not develop until years after the event. It's often more severe if the trauma was experienced early in life, as this can affect a child's development.

 

Is Rewind Therapy right for me?

Rewind Therapy can be used to treat people who have suffered any traumatic event, and is effective across cultures.  Anecdotal reports over several years have shown that the treatment is successful in more than 90% of cases. If you are suffering from symptoms of PTSD, call our therapist now to find out how Rewind Therapy can help you. 

For your free 15 minute telephone consultation, call us now on

Stepping Stones Hypnotherapy & Counselling 

Finchley, London N3

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Nicole Valens BA (hons), MA, OADip, DipHypCS, AdDipPC

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