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Hypnosis Helps Veterans Overcome PTSD! It Can Help You Too!

Did you know that hypnosis can help people overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD? Since we just celebrated Veteran's got me thinking more about this.

People often ask me if hypnosis could be used to erase bad memories or even people. My answer is always the same….well, probably not, although, there is a lot of positive that can be done and can come out of using hypnosis. Although hypnosis cannot erase bad memories, it can be very helpful with changing the emotional energy charge surrounding a traumatic experience. It's almost the same as forgetting about it.

Today is a new day. Today is a day for you to begin creating a joyous, fulfilling life. Today is the day to begin to release all your limitations. Today is the day for you to learn the secrets of life. You can change your life for the better. You already have the tools within you to do so. Louise Hay

Listening to some veterans describe the horrors they witnessed and also facilitated due to “orders,” it’s understandable how debilitating some memories can be. As a veteran myself, I know, veterans often experience feelings of profound guilt because they had to kill someone, sometimes even women and children, creating a massive conflict between their personal moral code and the duty to follow orders.

Some veterans just witness horrible events without harming anyone.

These guilt feelings, can keep them stuck from reintegrating into the daily norm of American society, paralyzing them from living normal lives. There is HOPE!

Emotions play a huge role in overcoming PTSD

experienced by some of our military.

Emotions are not the realm of a soldier, who has been trained to be a fierce, organized, tactical, fighting machine....this can make it even more difficult when trying to navigate this issue. Feelings of guilt are right there with "resentment," the most destructive emotions that exist for human beings. Guilt keeps paying over and over again, without any resolution. It seems to never quite go away. Vibrationally speaking, guilt is very low frequency emotional energy and is extremely destructive, serving no actual purpose, but to keep the guilty person from enjoying life.

Guilt can haunt a soldier for a lifetime.

This feeling can be overwhelming for many returning veterans. Obeying orders is the code ingrained into a soldier, for military success, to protect each other, and to serve and protect our country. Not following orders is basically, not an option, even if there is emotional conflict. Even though, a soldier has been successful in following orders, an internal conflict may occur when a soldier feels that not only did they betray the people who died, but in doing their duty, they’ve also betrayed a life time of family and religious beliefs, their families and ultimately themselves.

Post Traumatic Stress is Very Real for Anyone

Who Has Experienced Trauma

Whether a soldier returning from combat or a witness to a bad accident, PTSD is real and held deeply in the subconscious mind. We want to help! During the relaxed state of “hypnosis,” we can re-frame the negative memories into something more positive. Using powerful hypnotherapy with NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming,) the memory can be changed, for example, into something that tricks the mind into believing it is a movie, not real.

Forgiveness Can Be the Key!

We can also apply exercises of energetic forgiveness, self-love and self-forgiveness to release the past and move forward to a more positive daily experience. There are many “hypnotic tools,” available to help minimize the emotional pain a traumatic memory can create, such as Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as tapping.

Tapping or EFT, is Extremely Effective for Interrupting Painful Emotions Associated with Traumatic Memories

By tapping an energy center while feeling painful memories, an energetic interrupt can stop the feeling in it’s tracks. It is possible that by using this tool consistently, the emotional energy connected to an experience can completely dissolve and the memory receded into almost nothing. Overall, Hypnosis with Therapy is one of the MOST effective, natural tools to help our veterans or anyone who has been affected by trauma.

Just as Your Mind Can Create Pain, It Can Also Create Joy....

let's create some Joy!

Give us a call to find out how Hypnosis and other Self-Improvement Tools could help you overcome feelings of trauma, guilt or just to feel better.

With Love, Pat and June

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