When in danger, it’s natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to prepare to defend against the danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a healthy reaction meant to protect a person from harm. But in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this reaction is changed or damaged. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they’re no longer in danger.
PTSD develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm. The person who develops PTSD may have been the one who was harmed, the harm may have happened to a loved one, or the person may have witnessed a harmful event that happened to loved ones or strangers.
PTSD was first brought to public attention in relation to war veterans, but it can result from a variety of traumatic incidents, such as mugging, rape, torture, being kidnapped or held captive, child abuse, car accidents, train wrecks, plane crashes, bombings, or natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes.
When someone endures a stressful event, there is a tremendous amount of energy built up in the body to prepare for the situation. Often this energy is not dissipated after the event, and therefore is trapped within the body, which can be easily be triggered again and again. With Somatic Release, Hypnotherapy, Access Bars, and other modalities, one can release the emotionally charged energy and be free.
If you or someone you know is struggling with PTSD, there is help available.
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