.Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) is a characterized by ruminating thoughts, flashbacks, anxiety, nightmares, and intense fear. PTSD can be caused by anything that our minds perceive as a life threatening danger. Otherwise, it is called, Acute Stress Disorder. Either way, the treatment is the same.
Traditional treatment consists of many sessions of talk therapy or counseling. It is effective, but takes a very long time to treat using this method. At Bright Hope Counseling Center, we treat PTSD and Acute Stress disorder with a combination of EMDR and clinical hypnosis. So, treatment lasts a few weeks instead of several years. Because trauma is categorized in two categories: Simple or Complex, there are two ways we approach treatment.
Simple trauam or PTSD can usually be resolved in less than 5 sessions. While complex trauma, barring no complications, can be resolved in 10 -12 sessions. Defining the two types of trauma is not as easy as it sounds, and can sometimes be tricky to differentiate. Regardless, the person suffering from PTSD will have clear game plan on what to explain, and when everything should be complete.
If you are suffering from PTSD or Acute Stress Disorder, give us a call, and we will gladly explain everything, so you feel at ease and have hope finally restored.