NLP & PTSD

Neuro-linguistic programming is excellent for helping with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Most mental illness comes from a belief that you held as a child.  Beliefs are formed at this stage because the brain is like a sponge and any beliefs about themselves is imprinted into the brain.

For instance, depression might come from a sadness that you had as a child.  As an example, a child’s parents might be working all the time, just to make ends meet.  As an adult you think, ‘That makes sense’.  But in a child’s perspective, they don’t understand.  They think their parents don’t love them.  So they feel sad.  This sadness can go on into adulthood and form into depression.

PTSD on the other hand comes from a great trauma that you had in the past.  And any other mental health issues that you have can become magnified. 

NLP can help in a number of ways.  Firstly, NLP can modify the memory of the trauma without reliving the trauma.

All of our memories have certain qualities about them.  For instance, they might be bright, in colour, or black and white.  You might hear noises and you might feel something. 

By modifying these qualities, you can change the memory.  And instead of reliving the memory everyday you can file the memory away amongst the memories that you don’t access anymore.

Secondly, NLP can break the triggers between your beliefs and your emotions.  For instance if you suffer from depression or anxiety, the trigger can be broken.  So you stop being anxious or depressed.  Again without accessing the memory of the trauma.

If you want to find out more about how NLP can be used to help you with PTSD, book in for a discovery session today by clicking the button below.

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