APPROACHES TO TRAUMA
There are 3 types of trauma that an individual may experience.
Acute; from a single stressful, dangerous or overwhelming event;
Chronic; from repeated exposure to a traumatic event; or
Complex; from repeated exposure to multiple traumatic events.
Trauma can have a long lasting impact to an individual including flashbacks, dissociation, panic attacks, or a hyper arousal of the body's natural stress response (the Flight, Flight or Freeze response).
Results of trauma may include low self esteem, fears or phobias, insomnia, self harm, suicide, depression or anxiety.
How does The Mind Loft deal with trauma?
Here at The Mind Loft, we have a holistic approach to working with trauma, including a blend of hypnotherapy, NLP and approaches created specifically for trauma. This are:
EMDR: EMDR aims to allow the individual to develop coping strategies and reduce the impact of previous trauma to their daily life. EMDR uses rhythmic eye movements to reprocess and reduce the emotional charge to a traumatic event. In addition to being used for trauma (including PTSD and childhood trauma), EMDR can also be used to tackle depression, anxiety and self-esteem issues and phobias.
BLAST Technique: Neuroscience research shows that structures in the right side/hemisphere of the brain are overactive and acting as if there is an immediate threat in sufferers of PTSD and trauma.
The BLAST Technique® utilises precise bi-lateral movements with a light pen (which helps the memory access the left side/hemisphere of the brain) and specific suggestions to the client which helps reprocess the traumatic event so they understand what happened and can remember, but it no longer has any physical or emotional response.
Are these sessions appropriate for me?
The results of trauma can have a varying impact on each individual, some more severe than others, and trauma sessions at The Mind Loft are designed to manage mild - moderate issues and symptoms.
It is essential that severe symptoms such as suicidal thoughts or actions, self-harm, mental illness including Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Psychosis or Schizophrenia are addressed as part of a collaborative team of healthcare professionals.
It is therefore, more appropriate for individuals with these conditions or symptoms, to instead contact their GP for immediate help of advice.