People resort to drugs immediately if they experience some psychological concerns. Medication can help get rid of stress or PTSD symptoms but only for a short while. Eventually, you will need more meds until you are dependent on them. Similarly, sessions for stress management will aid people to resolve some of their problems with these mental health issues. However, meetings like these will not be productive at all times if there are other severe factors involved.
Both approaches, meds, and therapy, are solutions to coping with stress but not the long-term solution that people desperately need. You can compare it to the Band-Aid approach. It will only be temporary and doesn’t mend the wound. It will not heal the “wound” within you. It is why hypnotherapy is the treatment against stress, more so for PTSD, which is a severe kind of stress problem. It is natural with no side effects unlike medication, and you will not be addicted to it.
Hypnotherapy goes to the cause of the mental health problem instead of just dealing with it on the surface. It will help you approach your issues more effectively. Hypnotherapy also offers methods to treat the factors or triggers that cause extreme stress or PTSD. So how does hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy Reprograms Your Brain
Introducing the PCAT formula, a simple readymade method for hypnotherapy. The following is how it works:
P: Talk About The Problem.
Think about it carefully and start talking about your problem. It will turn on your thinking cap, and your brain will naturally look for solutions. Who do you talk to with your problems? You can share your thoughts with the person you trust most – your parents, your siblings, your family, your best friend, your church pastor, the counselor at school or work, a therapist, and more. Be ready to get different opinions, but then again, the problem is yours to solve.
C: Bypass The Critical Conscious Mind.
Your conscious mind will always have the same thinking pattern and will not help you go anywhere. Your unconscious mind will be the one to think of the action. To do that, you need to be relaxed and reflect on constructive words to drive your mind in a different direction.
A: Access The Resources.
All of us have it, and we can find it while at the unconscious level. A hypnotherapist will guide you in accessing these resources. You may be able to think about alternative things to do to cope with extreme stress and PTSD. Hypnotherapy will also teach you how to approach it differently by recalling experiences of the past and looking at it from a different perspective.
There are two important things to remember:
The brain is a solution finder. Once you realize the problem, it naturally helps in finding a solution. The hypnotherapist’s techniques will construct or resurface emotions inside you that are solid and positive. When you did things differently or when you think that stress was easy to handle, hypnotherapy will tap into that so you won’t feel negative.
Hypnotherapy will bring out your new resources from the unconscious mind to your conscious level of thinking. So the next time that you face stress or when your PTSD triggers, you will already know how to manage it.
T: Transform The Problem.
You will have several solutions, and you can take action on finally changing the way you think. Use the positive emotions as much as you can since these give you hope, inspiration, and opportunities to resolve your problems. Positive emotions can also help you open your mind, think about things with a better perspective, and give you a better focus on optimistic things. And eventually, this will provide you with the ability to manage stress or PTSD effectively and finally eradicate it from your life.
Give hypnotherapy a try. It will work for your stress, especially those with PTSD issues.