Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (STSD) is mental health or psychiatric condition that occurs in individuals who may have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event – such as a terrorist attack, war, rape or other forms of sexual violence, a severe accident, or a natural disaster. Hypnotherapy is known to be effective in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. 

Here’s how hypnotherapy helps the following five symptoms of PTSD:


Trauma changes motivation, cognitive function, perception, memory, and personality. This may further change relationships and alter sensory perceptions of safety. You may also notice people with PTSD jumping to negative conclusions about themselves, the people around them, or the world in general. 

Hypnotherapy can help open a portal to subconsciousness to access pivotal events surrounding the event, allowing the replacement of negative remarks into positive ones and retrieving the lost soul. 

A cycle leading to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


A history of trauma left untreated results in functional and marked behavioral changes. It may manifest in the form of somatic or physical illness, chronic shock, or arousal symptoms such as trouble sleeping or concentrating, exaggerated startle, or hypervigilance.

Hypnotherapy helps patients heal from trauma by allowing them to perform and complete actions that they could not perform when the incident had initially occurred. Remember, healing is only possible when the body can move, regain conscious awareness, process, and release it. 


A victim of trauma may make subtle attempts to avoid the recurrence of feelings that have been associated with trauma. However, when the trauma is deep-rooted in the brain and body, avoidance leads to a fragmented sense of self that precludes connection with the real world, making the victim feel numb or detached. 

Hypnotherapy is primarily about restoring oneself – be it physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional. It aims to balance or unify all these parts, giving voice to undisclosed negativity as means to survive. Imagination and creativity are two such methods that allow the patient to process traumatic memories and no longer feel hostage by their past. 


The limbic system responds to an attack or a potential threat by either fighting, flighting, or freezing. A traumatic event or a prolonged series of traumatic events imprint upon the victim’s brain and body in a way that the victim continues to believe that the trauma is happening in the present. 

Although hypnotherapy may not erase traumatic events, it allows clients to access information stored in their subconscious minds, physical bodies, or energetic fields and transform it into something positive. 


Trauma interrupts everyday life through constant reminders of the event, flashbacks, reactivity to cues, nightmares, and other distressing memories. It feels as though trauma hijacks the control of the victim’s mind, body, and sense of free will. 

Hypnotherapy has introduced multiple tools, opportunities, and resources to regain a sense of control. This is incredibly healing as the patient is reminded of their strengths and virtues and lets go of their fears and insecurities. 

We welcome you to Advanced Hypnotherapy of Naples, where our certified clinical hypnotherapists offer treatment for your emotional troubles. We assist our patients with anxiety treatment, stress management, anger management, insomnia (sleeping disorder) therapy, bipolar disorder, and depression treatment. Book an appointment today for trauma therapy or other related physical issues such as weight loss management, drug addiction treatment, alcoholism therapy, smoking cessation, and an eating disorder.


Written by

Peter Williams CHt. CHI