Sometimes events in our lives are recorded as memories that give rise to negative symptoms that persist long after the initiating event has ceased. Most people will understand that military personnel and members of the emergency services will encounter many things that give rise to continuing feelings and may include flashbacks to the traumatising event(s) but experiences as members of the public such as being a victim of crime, being in an accident, having a foul boss, bullying etc can also produce symptoms that need treatment.
Any event of sufficient significance can produce symptoms. These may appear in one person but not in another who experienced the same event as each person's own interpretation of a particular event is their own and modified by their own life experiences. PTSD symptoms may not occur for some time and resultant behaviours may not be consciously linked to the causative event. Development of PTSD is not a sign of weakness, it is one of the brain's normal mechanisms and anyone can be susceptible in particular circumstances.
Symptoms may include,
PTSD can be very distressing, not only for the person suffering from it, but for those around them, be they family, friends or workmates/colleagues and may damage family and social relationships and careers.
It can be treated by a combination of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) which together form a powerful and effective therapy.*
You do not need to, nor deserve to, suffer PTSD for the long term. Nor do those you care for, and who care for you, whether they be family, friends or workmates, if you identify with any of the symptoms above.
Treatment is confidential, and can normally proceed without contacting your GP, employers or unit, it is for the individual to decide if they wish to advise their superiors of the issue. My terms and conditions. In some circumstances where details of the incident(s) being dealt with are highly embarrassing to the individual or involve confidential information treatment with EMDR can often proceed without me ever knowing these details.
*Please remember that, whilst the treatment I can
provide is very effective, everyone's perception of their experiences
and psychological make-up is unique to them, so no promise or guarantee
of complete or partial remission of symptoms can be given.