GRIEF & PTSD
The Shadow of a Traumatic Event can follow and haunt us throughout our day and nights for years beyond the initial event. 100 victims share the same traumatic event, however, only 20% will suffer PTSD from that same painful experience. There are many theories WHY, but the WHY is important. Finding Peace within ourselves is important.
There are proven non-pharmaceutical techniques available for those that are willing to try them. Eye Movement Therapy (EMT) is transforming the lives of many suffers and freeing them from a life of fear and misery.
PTSD is never the person not being willing to let go of the past, but the past refusing to let go of the person.
If you have received a PTSD diagnosis from your physician you will need to obtain a Doctor’s Referral for treatment.
The grief experienced from the loss of a dream can be as devastating
As the loss of a loved one.
It is easy to put grief into a little box and categorize it as dealing with the death of a beloved pet or family member. Yet there are so many more levels and types of grief. We experience grief more frequently in our lives than we realize.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, in her book “On Death and Dying” first defined the steps of Grief-
There is rarely an easy flow from one of these stages to the other. The reality is you can get stuck in any of these steps, go backwards and get stuck again. You can skip steps or move through them so rapidly it seems as if you skipped them. You can feel like you accepted it and moved forward only to relapse. We all have triggers that can cause a relapse, these are normal yet preventable.
Grief has a way of cementing us in a moment in time. This loss has become so overwhelming that even the idea of growth or movement seems completely foreign to us. If you have lost a beloved family member, pet, or friend then you truly understand that you never completely get over it, but you find a way to get through it. Acknowledging that this tragic crossroad in our lives has changed us completely is the first step in healing. Hypnosis is an amazing tool to use while moving through the grief process. Hypnotherapy provides an opportunity to communicate with the deceased, if only in our mind. This subconscious communication promotes healing and accelerates the journey to acceptance.
We must not, however, underestimate the grief of the loss of a dream. Whether the demise comes at the end of a relationship, job or situation your long-held views of your future have been disrupted or completely destroyed. The stages of grief apply through this time of bereavement as well.
There are times of clarity, when we reflect back to those crossroads, we plainly see it was time to pivot and change, but hindsight is 20/20. When we are eyeball deep in the loss there is the temptation to allow ourselves to get completely stuck and have no idea which way is up. This is a critical time to listen to that inner wisdom to keep yourself from becoming stuck in grief. Dig deeper, find the soul’s wisdom and hold on.
No matter how or why grief plagues you, move into the space of intuition to avoid relapse and accelerate yourself into the stage of acceptance. Moving through this grief process makes connecting with your higher self simpler.