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					Group Hypnosis For Post Traumatic Stress

In the Vietnam War, a lot of veterans came home with scars that was known
as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. You won’t see this in their
bodies but it is a battle raging in their minds which is why many killed
others or committed suicide after coming home. This is why the government
later on helped our heroes cope with what happened using various
techniques including group hypnosis.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, post traumatic stress
disorder does not develop only for those who were exposed to war but by a
traumatic event. This means witnessing a murder, a car accident, rape,
torture, living through a natural disaster or abuse is classified under
this disorder.

Group hypnosis is just one of many techniques that are used on patients
suffering from PTSD. What happens during the session is that the
specialist will try to help you overcome what happen so your life will be
normal once again.

To do that, you have to be open to what group hypnosis can do for you.
Unlike addictions, this is hard because a traumatic event will most
likely let you shut out everyone who is trying to help you. This makes it
also a challenge for the specialist because they first have to figure out
what happened to you and the other members in the group.

Naturally this will take some time for the specialist to interview
everyone in the group. Such a case is not only for those who fought in
Vietnam but also for those who came back from action in Iraq or

When everyone is ready, only then will the specialist tell everyone to
feel comfortable and relax. The breathing will slow down and there will
be no body movement. When this is achieved, the specialist will now go
deeper until the power of hypnotic suggestion will help relieve the
horrors of what they had seen in the battlefield.

After imparting the hypnotic suggestions in the subconscious of the
soldiers, the session moves to its final stage known as the termination.
Here, the group returns to reality. Some will remember everything that
was said throughout the session but others will say differently.

The only time that people who undergo group hypnosis can say they are
cured is when they don’t have nightmares about happened. This means they
are able to leave the past behind and try to live their normal lives.

But that is going to take some time because most people who decide to
undergo group hypnosis will have to come back to attend several more
sessions before they are able to see any positive results.

Group hypnosis can be used to treat other problems such as anxiety
disorders and addictions. It is also used by athletes to condition them
for an upcoming game. If you want to try group hypnosis, you have to
understand what its limits are and have a positive attitude even before
you go to the clinic. That way, you mind is set with what you want to
achieve during the session.

So if you have a loved one who has suffered a traumatic event, consider
getting them into counseling or even group hypnosis. Their lives changed
forever after what happened but this does not have to be for the long

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