PTSD Recovery Tip: Research What’s Worked For Someone Else
Monday, June 11th, 2012 • PTSD Recovery Tips •
During my own PTSD recovery I had very little contact with anyone else on the path to healing PTSD. I looked for PTSD support groups and couldn’t find any. I joined forums and was shocked by how angry, hostile and unkind members were to each other. So, I decided to just plug along alone.
While we are all individual in our healing journeys, what I really wanted was to meet people who could say, “Here’s what worked for me…” that I could listen to and research and see if the same equation of treatment might help me move forward.
I receive a lot of email asking about my experience with hypnosis. It was, to sum it up, the thing that brought me to freedom. BUT: that’s because I had been working really, really hard for years and had finally gotten to the point where I was:
- ready to be free
- comfortable with the treatment modality
- connected to my practitioner
- full of desire to do the necessary work
People are always asking me to talk about my experience with hypnosis; you can read about my first experience in these posts, which are excerpted from my PTSD recovery memoir, BEFORE THE WORLD INTRUDED:
Here’s the back story…
Here’s my first session…
Click here for more general information about hypnosis, including the results of a study that measured the efficacy of talk therapy, behavior therapy and hypnosis (Hint: Get ready to be surprised!).
Will hypnosis work for you? I don’t know. If it interests you all that you can do is find the right hypnotherapist and give it a try. The point is to investigate as many options as possible, try out as many as feel comfortable and keep going until you are free.