PTSD or, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a series of symptoms that arise from a traumatic event which occurs in one’s life. Historically it was thought to be suffered only by war veterans (originally known as shell shock).  However now it is recognised as common for people who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse as a child or an adult. It is also very common in people who were raised in a family where a parent had addiction or alcohol issues. 

Very frequently it goes undiagnosed.  Partners of sufferers often think they can fix this with patience and understanding, and while those qualities are very much needed, they do not provide a cure.

The symptoms of PTSD usually consist of:

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  • Intrusive flashbacks (reliving a scene)
  • Nightmares or recurrent bad dreams, disordered sleep
  • Anxiety disorders resulting in chronic physical pain, teeth grinding
  • Persistent stress and tension
  • Inability to concentrate, memory issues
  • Over reacting to situations with seemingly little control
  • Inability to relax the mind and the body
  • Inability to concentrate, memory issues
  • Sudden outbursts of rage or temper

Hypnotherapy gives a clear understanding of how the mind works which is really useful for people with PTSD. It enables you to get a better understanding of what is happening in your brain and how to can work with that constructively.

Hypnotherapy is primarily a relaxing experience, which is valuable in itself for people with PTSD. The use of a daily bedtime recording which I provide, encourages the brain to function more effectively and provides a valuable daily window of relaxation. Hypnotherapy works on the subconscious mind, which is where the triggers and issues are, thus making it most effective for PTSD.

As the Wellness Institute website states; “Because hypnotherapy is primarily a method for accessing and treating the subconscious, it’s perfect for PTSD and countless other issues that originate in some type of trigger or locked away memory.”

The treatment begins with the initial consultation, when we look at how the brain works. The number of sessions needed will depend on each individual and their condition, progress rate, and commitment to change, but you will always be in control of how many sessions you have.  Generally people find 8-12 sessions is most effective but everyone varies.

Sessions cost £60 each, or you can book 6 sessions in a 6 week period, in advance, and get one session free(non-refundable).  Sessions last 45-55 minutes each.  It istree alone important that you engage fully with the process to get maximum benefit from it.  Contact me by clicking here to discuss your needs or book your session and get the change started for you.


I am completely and utterly transformed by Hypnotherapy Helps. I had PTSD and trauma.  My weekly sessions were ‘My Time’ to get everything off my chest and then totally relax and unwind. Using the tools Julie gave me I was able to focus on myself for a change. I always left in a euphoric state. I felt amazing. Let me say, you won’t find any better than Julie at Hypnotherapy Helps. She is very calm and understanding, non judgemental and honest. I really loved seeing her, she lifted me up at every session. I could go on all day about how fantastic she is. She is a credit to the profession and I’m talking first hand experience. I think I might have monthly top up session as I can’t bare to leave completely. Why don’t you Go For It! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  LAYLA