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Post-traumatic stress is the experience within the body and the mind that refers back to a trauma that was experienced in the past. The actual traumatic event may be identified and remembered vividly or it may be suppressed and forgotten. Each person’s response will be very personal but there are several characteristic expressions:

  • flashbacks – as if the traumatic event is happening again and again
  • recurring memories or nightmares of the event
  • strong emotional reactions to situations that remind you of the event
  • an attempt to avoid thinking about the event
  • a feeling of detachment from the experience
  • avoiding any possible reminders of the traumatic event
  • feeling detached or emotionally numb or empty in other unrelated areas
  • inability to remember important aspects of the trauma
  • loss of interest in normal activities or feeling there is no future
  • hopelessness, depression, chronic anxiety

Individuals with PTSD also show a pattern of increased watchfulness

  • hyper vigilance, watchful for danger
  • fearful about non-threatening situations
  • jumpiness, easily startled
  • feeling agitated or highly stressed
  • having outbursts of anger
  • trouble falling or staying asleep

Helpful Interventions

  • Psychotherapy
  • qEEG Assessment / Neurotherapy
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Gut/Brain Axis Nutrition
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Hypnosis
  • Acupuncture
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Intensive Programs
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