Phobias, panic and PTSD
There are two kinds of bad memories. Some fade slowly so that a year or so later, your impression of the event in question is no longer intrusive. It quietens over time until you can recall it as an ordinary narrative memory about some unfortunate incident in the past. But traumatic memories do not fade in the same way. As time goes by, they may become worse. This development occurs because the brain has an emotional alarm system designed to keep us safe. When people suffer from panic attacks, phobias or post-traumatic stress, it is because the system has gone into overdrive.
The subsequent distress can be deeply unsettling. If left untreated, a person may continue to experience strong emotional reactions at inappropriate moments. If you recognise this, you are likely aware of the miserable and life-restricting impact of such conditions. For instance, you may avoid certain situations and feel unsafe in everyday encounters. Or experience intrusive flashbacks or recollections that lead to anxious and debilitating thoughts. Whatever your experience, this should not be the case. You deserve to overcome past events and live a more satisfying and complete life again.
Even the most severe phobic and post-traumatic stress symptoms can be successfully reduced and removed (and faster than you might imagine). In working together, we will:
- Utilise safe, non-intrusive treatment methods to confront the issue at source
- Share information that provides a clear understanding for your experience
- Utilise evidence-based techniques to remove the power from your emotional distress
- Learn to deeply relax, enableing you to access your strengths and resources
- Lift the excess weight restricting your enjoyment of experiences
- Ensure that you are able to rejoin places or situations that you might otherwise avoid
- Cover the techniques you need to move forward with confidence and independence