Healing Trauma and PTSD: Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Work . . .
Our subconscious mind has the capacity to reproduce anything that deeply impresses it—and it will do exactly that, unless it is given instructions to the contrary. A traumatic event creates a powerful impression on the subconscious. Once it has experienced a trauma, the subconscious mind then creates its own version of that trauma, and replays it over and over again.
When we say we are traumatized, we are speaking of this tendency of our subconscious to keep reproducing a traumatic event in the sophisticated virtual reality theater of our mind. Therefore, the cause of ongoing (chronic) trauma or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not the traumatic event itself. If it were, there would be no hope of healing that trauma. The true cause of ongoing trauma, or PTSD, lies within the activity of our subconscious mind.
It’s as if our subconscious grabs us against our will, straps us down in a virtual reality theater, puts goggles on our head, hooks it all up to our central nervous system, and then replays its memory of the traumatic event. When this happens, we experience our subconscious mind’s version—our memory of the frightening event—as if it were real, right now. This is what commonly happens with soldiers, victims of abuse, and survivors of any kind of catastrophic experience.
With Transpersonal Hypnotherapy/NLP, you can quickly instruct the subconscious mind to store the traumatic memory in an informative, but harmless, way. Then you’re able to keep the wisdom of your life experience, without experiencing ongoing trauma to your nervous system.