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  • Writer's pictureMelissa McGrath

Effects of Trauma

Updated: Nov 20, 2022

Past traumas can appear physically as lethargy, exhaustion, chronic fatigue and other debilitating symptoms such as anxiety. All of these can of course be exhausting. Different people are triggered by different things, so it is all very individual. For example, the unexpected passing of a parent or a child; a traumatic divorce or separation; the loss of our livelihood; are just some common scenarios. With these sorts of events, changes in the brain can occur and the response of fear can become ‘trapped’ in our body.

The mind can become ‘stuck’, almost expecting something bad to happen, constantly looking out for danger and preparing the body to fight, flee or just shut down. This can show up as moments of anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or depression. It is not uncommon for sufferers to turn to drugs, alcohol, or food as a comfort place.

A trigger can be a sound, a smell, a time of year, certain words, being in a room alone with someone, physical touch or a range of other things. Living life in this unhealthy state however, can absolutely be addressed by learning how to control ones mindset.

Clinical Hypnotherapy is able to assist you in a similar way to treating PTSD, establishing new thought patterns and bringing about perspective ... allowing you to re gain power through grounding and stabilising any overwhelming emotions.

We help people every day, Australia-wide move forward with a satisfying & joyful way that they had forgotten was possible. Changes such as job interviews no longer being scary, attending social events where they don't know everyone is no longer a problem, powering ahead with life plans become exciting not daunting, self-esteem has been lifted. They have 'flipped the script'. There is no reason why you cannot too. Programs, individual to your situation are available from the comfort of your own home through Zoom, or in person in my Devonport office.

Please feel free to look around the website, or to email (click below) to book in a free initial consultation. Or you are welcome to simply phone and if not immediately, I will get back to you as soon as possible.


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