What Is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
PTSD is not only a military problem. ANYONE can experience a traumatic event and subsequently suffer from Post Traumatic Stress.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event which results in psychological trauma. The event(s) may involve the threat of death to you, or to someone else, or to your own (or someone else’s) physical, sexual or psychological safety. It overwhelms the person’s ability to cope, and lasts longer than a month.
Diagnostic symptoms include: re-experiencing the original trauma(s) through flashbacks or nightmares, depression, the inability to feel certain feelings, and avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma. An additional symptom is increased agitation, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, anger, and hyper-vigilance.
It causes impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning in life. It may be felt immediately, or come on later, after a delayed period of time. It produces intense negative feelings of fear, horror or helplessness. The causes of PTSD include any severely traumatic event such as:
- Natural Disaster
- Prison Stay
- Domestic Abuse
- Loss of Home
- Loss of Loved One
- Job Loss
It is estimated that 20%-30% of returning veterans have some symptoms of PTS. Civilian PTS in the general public is very common, but generally goes unrecognized by the person. The causes of PTS in children include witnessing or experiencing the following:
- Alcohol/Drug Abuse
- Physical/Emotional Abuse
- Foster Care
- Sexual Abuse
- Parents with PTSD
Police, Firefighters, EMS and Disaster Relief workers also get PTS.
Do I Have Post Traumatic Stress (PTS)?
This is a question that few people ask themselves because they associate Post Traumatic Stress with the military. However, if you have experienced a serious traumatic event recently, or at some time in your life that you can’t overcome, then it is likely that you might have post traumatic stress.
Post Traumatic Stress is something that can happen to anyone, not just veterans, or first responders. To check out more information on PTSD, please go to my website at www.ptsdwarriorwellnessprogram.com for a list of causes and symptoms. This site is designed for the military, but gives enough information to determine “civilian” Post Traumatic Stress symptoms.
EFT is one of the primary techniques used in treating PTSD symptoms. It can be combined with all my other modalities for the most effective results. Please view the EFT or Packages sections for session rates.
What Benefits Can I Expect From PTS Treatment Sessions?
Here are the benefits you can enjoy from treating Civilian Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms from my program:
- You may reduce or eliminate your nightmares and regain healthy sleep patterns.
- You can release the intense, negative emotions felt during flashbacks and memories.
- Your stress and anxiety levels can be reduced.
- By eliminating your phobic reactions, you can stop reacting to fears which have been limiting your life.
- Anger and hostility levels can be reduced.
- You can come to terms with guilt, and develop healthy attitudes about loss.
- Using the self-healing tools I teach, you can lift the symptoms of depression and prevent thoughts of suicide.
- The lowering of your stress levels can increase your ability to stop using alcohol or drugs to deal with your issues.
- You can develop coping skills for relating to family members and associates.
- Family members often need healing tools too, which help restore everyone's healthy family dynamics.
- You may feel more self-esteem, motivation and self-confidence, which can lead to a great job.
- You can find your inner-peace, at last, recover your "authentic self", and get your life back.