PTSD and Anxiety

Understanding the Link Between Anxiety and PTSD

Trauma can cause changes in the brain that can lead to anxiety and PTSD. These changes can make it difficult for those who suffer from PTSD to process their trauma and feelings. Hypnosis has proven to be an effective way to help people with PTSD and anxiety. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the link between anxiety and PTSD and how hypnosis can help.

Trauma changes the brain

When someone experiences trauma, it can cause long-term changes in the brain. The amygdala, the part of the brain responsible for processing emotions, becomes overactive after trauma. This overactivity can cause feelings of anxiety and fear, even when there is no immediate danger. The hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for storing memories, can shrink in size, making it more difficult to process traumatic memories.

The link between anxiety and PTSD

Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms of PTSD. Those with PTSD often feel anxious or on edge, making it difficult to relax or feel comfortable in social situations. They may also experience flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts. These symptoms can be debilitating, making it difficult for individuals with PTSD to function normally.

How hypnosis can help

After the second world war, hypnosis became more popular because it seemed to be the fastest and most successful way of treating, what was then referred to as “Shell Shock”. In recent years, the same issue resulting from trauma is known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is not limited to the military and combat trauma.
Hypnosis helps patients control their anxiety by helping them relax and reframe traumatic memories. It can also help patients cope with flashbacks and nightmares by teaching them techniques to prevent or lessen their occurrence.
Hypnosis can also help patients process their trauma more effectively by allowing them to relax and focus on the underlying causes of their PTSD. During hypnosis, patients can explore their feelings and memories in a safe and controlled environment, effectively reprocessing their trauma.


PTSD and anxiety are significant illnesses that can have a profound impact on the lives of those who suffer from them. Hypnosis is an effective way of treating PTSD and anxiety by helping patients control their anxiety, cope with flashbacks and intrusive thoughts, and process their trauma more effectively. It’s essential to seek treatment if you’re suffering from PTSD or anxiety, as these illnesses can be debilitating if left untreated. With the help of hypnosis and other treatments, individuals with PTSD and anxiety can lead a more fulfilling life.

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