Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The National Institute of Mental Health, defines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the following way:
“PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.
It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.”
You may be experiencing symptoms such as:
At HHC, we do not diagnose PTSD and if you find that you are experiencing these symptoms, then please consult a medical doctor or a psychiatrist to get checked and possibly receive a diagnosis.
HHC therapists go beyond talk therapy to heal trauma. The approach is rooted in our understanding of the bi-directional communication between our thoughts and our physiology and in accessing the problem through the felt sense.
In addition, at HHC there are therapists trained in trauma-informed psychotherapy. This form of psychotherapy has two parts to it: