Any victim, whether it be a victim of a crime or abuse face some unique challenges, as when and if the crime has been solved, someone has been found guilty and punished, theoretically they can go on with their lives. Yet in the real world, for many, it doesn't work like that.
Victims of crime and abuse are thrown into a world that they never asked for; they may lose trust in friends, family, colleagues and even robbing them of their own belief to protect themselves.
One of our basic needs is that of security, to feel safe and secure, either out and about or in our own homes. When that basic need has been violated, we feel we may never feel the same again.
For a whole variety or reasons, often a victim may not report the crime or abuse, choosing instead to try and put it behind them and move on with their lives. This can sometimes work in the short to medium term, but eventually the pushed down feelings may become unbearable.
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If victims are fortunate enough to not have suffered physical injuries or have recovered from them, many go onto discover that the emotional impact is deeper than they ever could imagine, and they may experience a wide range of effects, sometimes for months or years after the act has been committed.
These can include anxiety, self harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression, flash backs, irrational fear, inability to go out in public, avoidance of things that remind them of the what happened, a short temper, feeling "always on alert", trouble sleeping, disturbing dreams, struggling to emotionally connect with others, feeling distant, feeling guilty, feeling "off". These feelings are identical in many cases to those who suffer from PTSD (post traumatic stress syndrome).
You may have tried to move on from the trauma or tried cover up these feelings in the hope that you will not sound needy or weak to family, friends and colleagues, yet inside you still carry the trauma and all the associated after effects. Putting a brave face can work in the short term, but only for so long and only in safe environments.
Given time some people can get over this experience without help. However for some people, a traumatic experience can set off a reaction that can last for months and years, and they may begin to re-experience that horrible occurrence in the form of memories, flashbacks, nightmares or hallucinations, and if untreated this can persist for years.
If you're living with the after effects of crime or abuse, then effective help can mean the difference between true relief or a life half lived.
The simple fact is that you feel this way because something happened to make you feel like this, and you're allowed to feel like you do, in fact you're allowed to feel all your feelings. The good feelings tell us were on the right track, and the bad ones tell us we have to change something. Accepting this statement can be the start of the journey back to normality.
Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment to help release you from this nightmare of feeling trapped by these traumatic past events. We will work together to break the link between the event and the emotions generated, thereby allowing you to move on with your life.
Effectiveness of the therapy doesn't only depend on the number of sessions, but also on your commitment to practice some of the techniques between the sessions. There is no way to determine how many sessions a client is going to need as each person and the issue they come in for is unique.
The key factors to success are an open mind and a willingness to explore where your unconscious mind takes us.
The cost per session is £60, with each session lasting around 2 hours.
If you are a member of the Healthcare cash plan, then you may be able to claim back a proportion of the the cost of the therapy through your policy.
Payment is per session and can be paid in cash, debit card, Visa or MasterCard at the end of each session.
If you went through a traumatic experience and are having trouble getting back to your regular life, then contact me on 01772 499046, or email me by clicking here to find out how hypnotherapy can help release you to live a full and proper life.