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PTSD / TRAUMA

PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and trauma are and interlinked subject. We tend to think of PTSD as something that relates to those who have witnessed or suffered horrors in the armed or civil forces but the effects of PTSD can be suffered after traumatic incidents by anyone. It doesn’t follow that just because you have witnessed or been subjected to a traumatic incident that you are automatically going to develop PTSD or that if you are the symptoms will appear straight way indeed some find the difficulties can start many years later being triggered by stress or another incident. There are many ways PTSD can be experienced below are just a few:

The traumatic event is persistently re-experienced by intrusive recollections or thoughts
Recurrent distressing dreams of the event
Feeling as if the event is re-occurring
Persistent avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma
Feeling of detachment or estrangement from others
Irritability or outbursts of anger
Exaggerated startle response

The effects of PTSD can be devastating on peoples lives and sometimes on the lives of those around them. No Human Givens practitioner can achieve their level three qualification without having been carefully trained and demonstrated to their supervisors their competence in the safe fast ways of treating this condition.