Reaching out to adults, adolescents, and families.


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, P. T. S. D. has been linked to a neurological condition.

For example, when a person experiences a life-threatening environment or situation the body releases adrenaline which produces the fight or flight mindset elevating the physical and mental capacity to cope.

These life-threatening situations could include war zones, emergency response situations for police, fire, and paramedics.
Depending on how severe the perceived risk of life is the fight or flight mind set can lock in place. In this event the person continues to have an ongoing release of adrenaline that can create elevated physical and emotional reactions such as those listed below.

Emotional and Psychological Symptoms

Confusion Anger, irritability, mood swings
Anxiety and panic attacks
Guilt, shame, self blame
Withdrawing from others
Feeling sad or hopeless
Feeling disconnected or numb
Always ready to react or overreact

Physical Symptoms

Nightmares or flashbacks
Being startled easy
Difficulty concentrating
Edginess and agitation
Racing heartbeat
Aches and pains
Muscle tension

Trauma can be caused by anything that disrupts a person's sense of safety and security. Many of us have experienced trauma in our life at some time. 

Some of the causes can be:

An unsuitable or unsafe environment
Sexual, physical or verbal abuse
Domestic violence . Serious illness
Intrusive medical procedures
Death or loss of a loved one

Things to seek help for:

Trouble functioning at home or work
Suffering from severe fear, anxiety, or depression
Unable to form or maintain close, satisfying relationships
Experiencing terrifying memories, nightmares, or flashbacks
Growing avoidance of the situations or things that remind you of a traumatic experience
Feeling emotionally numb and/or a disconnection from others
Using drugs and alcohol to feel better

Hypnosis can be one of the most powerful interventions when dealing with subjective emotional attachments.

Attain lasting peace of mind

Bruce Lockhart - Certified Hypnotherapist - Hypnotherapy Services - Victoria BC