STEVE DELL HYPNOTHERAPY

STEVE DELL HYPNOTHERAPY

Hypnotherapy for PTSD2021-06-17T12:51:04+01:00

HYPNOTHERAPY FOR PTSD IN LONDON

Steve Dell BA (Hons) HPD DSFH MNCH (Reg) NCH AFSFH –
Clinical Hypnotherapist for PTSD in London

Call: 07966 464 005

WHEN WE SLEEP WELL, WE PROCESS THE DAY’S EVENTS SO THAT THEY’RE FILED AWAY

When we experience a trauma, however, that event can be too big to be filed away during sleep. And so it remains “live”, with the emotions still attached to it. And because of the large size of the event, it often causes a log-jam in our nightly processing so that even the smaller, simpler, day-to-day events fail to get processed. And when that happens, we can experience increased levels of anxiety, depression or anger.

THE REWIND TECHNIQUE FOR PTSD

I’ve been trained by David Muss in the Muss Rewind Technique. It’s a therapeutic technique that allows the trauma to be processed and safely filed away. It’s conducted over a single session (plus one follow-up session). And it’s a technique that can be used with hypnosis or without.

I FELT COMPLETELY AT EASE IN EACH SESSION

After my car crash in 2009, I was left with PTSD. It never occurred to me that hypnotherapy might help. Now I feel very different.”

– S.J, London

PROCESSING TRAUMA

Processing the trauma doesn’t remove the memory of it completely; it just files it away. The trauma remains accessible, but only if and when we want to access it. In other words, we have control over it. It no longer invades our thoughts or has an influence over our reactions. Processing the trauma also has the beneficial effect of freeing up that log jam so that our regular, day-to-day events can now start to be processed in the normal way, during sleep.

And very often, those symptoms of anxiety, depression or anger can start to fade too.

Results vary from person to person.

07966 464 005
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Email Steve Dell

HYPNOTHERAPY FOR PTSD IN LONDON

Generally, my hypnotherapy sessions take place at Muswell Health (North London) and The Terapia Consultancy (Central London). But thanks to the power of Zoom I don’t just deliver hypnotherapy for PTSD in London but throughout the UK.

In fact, many of my clients find remote hypnotherapy less stressful because they can enjoy the process from the comfort of their home.

It doesn’t matter if you’re in Westminster, Kensington, Chelsea and Camden, or even north of the Watford gap! Everyone can enjoy the process of hypnotherapy and discover the best version of themselves.

KUDOS TO HIM, AND MANY THANKS

“At the start, I have to admit that I was a bit sceptical but I am so thankful for everything you have done. Words can’t express my gratitude. I feel like this has opened a new door for me.”

– A.N, London

Hypnotherapy in London and across the UK via Zoom.

Call: 07966 464 005

North London

  • Muswell Health, 71a Athenaeum Place, London, N10 3HL

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Central London

  • Terapia Consultancy, 9 Coldbath Square, London, EC1R 5HL

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FAQS

How to Help Someone with PTSD?2021-06-17T12:51:38+01:00

Sleep is obviously important. We all know how much better we function when we’ve had a good night’s sleep. One of the reasons for this is that when we sleep well, we process the previous day’s events and file them away tidily, out of the Limbic System. Previous day’s events tagged with emotions and sensations move into the Pre-Frontal Cortex. It’s here they lose that rawness and immediacy.

When we experience something traumatic, the Limbic System holds onto it for two reasons. Firstly, for our survival, it wants to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen again. And so it holds onto it by not allowing it to be processed. But not only does it hold on to it visually, it holds on to the emotions, the sounds, the smells and all the potential “what-ifs” of that traumatic event.

And secondly, traumas are more often than not, too big to be processed during a night’s sleep. And because of that, they get stuck, causing a log-jam, preventing those smaller, day-to-day events from getting processed. And as a result of the trauma, not only do all the memories and sensations of it remain fresh and raw, so too do those simpler day-to-day events.

And this often causes a downward spiral into anxiety, depression or anger. In fact, many instances of depression or anxiety are the direct result of somebody experiencing a trauma of some sort.

PTSD is the Limbic System doing a good job at pattern matching the trauma. But because of its scattergun approach, what it selects to match the trauma to, can often be well wide of the mark.

The classic example is the war veteran suffering the trauma of losing colleagues in an explosion. Returning to civilian life and reacting to the sound of fireworks or a car back-firing as if it were a life-or-death situation.

But not all traumas are as clearly delineated as that. And people can feel guilty categorising their own traumatic experience in the same bracket. Nevertheless, the mental health effects on the more domestically traumatised can be just as debilitating. I define trauma as any life-threatening incident that, however long ago it happened, still feels raw and continues to negatively affect the emotions, reactions and the decision-making of that person. The traumatised person is usually thought of as the one directly involved but they can just as easily be a witness to or a first-responder to the events. Here is a list of just some of these. Road traffic accidents, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, street violence, medical trauma, armed assaults burglary, bullying, plane or train crashes, people who have been trafficked, as well as natural disasters like fires, floods and extreme weather.

Memories can’t be removed using hypnosis (nor would it be ethical to try to do so). But however complex or deeply engrained the trauma feels, or from however long ago it was experienced, there is a fairly simple, therapeutic technique called a Rewind that can process the trauma so that it moves from the Limbic System and is filed away. In effect, the trauma becomes more like a distant memory, with all the emotions and sensations that were connected to it, snipped. A memory however, that can still be accessed should you choose to, just like any other distant memory.

What is PTSD?2021-06-17T12:51:27+01:00

First of all; a bit of context. There’s a collection of structures in the brain called the Limbic System that combine very effectively to keep us alive. You could say it’s the survivalist part of the brain. One of these structures is the amygdala. It’s primarily in charge of the Fight, Flight and Freeze response. But also in deciding which memories should be kept fresh and present, and which memories can be filed away. The amygdala works closely with the hippocampus a structure with an important function. It forms new memories and links emotions, sounds, smells and other relevant sensations to these new memories.

And because the Limbic System is there for our survival one of its characteristics is its quick reaction time. Its nimbleness and its somewhat scattergun approach to what it deems important. And because it has to react quickly there’s no time for constant, fresh interpretations. Instead, it patterns-matches; hence the memories it chooses to keep fresh for our survival.

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