Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Mental Health Awareness Week: Trauma and PTSD

 From 11-17th May 2015 it's the Mental Health Foundation's Mental Health Awareness Week.

To help raise awareness and share useful information we will be taking one common mental health problem every day and providing a master list of links to as many of our resources, articles and information about that topic that we can fit into a blog post!

We encourage you to SHARE, EXPLORE and DISCUSS the information in these posts so we can help change how we view and treat mental health for the better.

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Today we will look at TRAUMA and PTSD:

There are two kinds of bad memories. Some fade slowly, so that a year or so later the memory of the car crash, or whatever it was, is no longer intrusive, and in time it goes away only to be recalled as an ordinary narrative memory about some unfortunate incident you once experienced.

Traumatic memories do not fade in the same way, and as time goes by they may become worse. These memories are usually connected with a life threatening or other serious event and are more deeply embedded in the brain as a 'survival template'. If they are not treated they may continue to fire off strong emotional reactions at inappropriate moments and thereby cause trouble for the rest of the sufferer's life in the form of #phobias, trauma or PTSD.

PLEASE NOTE: The HGI strongly recommends that the rewind technique be the treatment of choice for anyone suffering from a traumatic memory or full-blown PTSD. This is not only because it is the most consistently effective, non-intrusive technique, but also because it has additional in-built safety factors for lowering emotional arousal.

INFORMATION
What is PTSD and what kind of event can cause it? Treatment for and dealing with PTSD, trauma and phobias: http://www.hgi.org.uk/archive/trauma.htm#.VVMR12Z7vJw

The rewind technique is currently the best way to treat trauma. What is it and how does it work? http://www.hgi.org.uk/archive/rewind-technique.htm#.VVMTTmZ7vJw

Article: How PTSD can be treated so quickly: The shared mechanism behind EMDR, EFT and the rewind technique - Joe Griffin suggests that post-traumatic stress disorder treatments that can yield immediate success share an underlying mechanism, which explains their effect.
http://blog.humangivens.com/2012/08/how-ptsd-can-be-treated-so-quickly.html

TREATING PTSD
If you think you might be suffering from trauma and would like to see an effective therapist trained in the rewind technique, please see our register of Human Givens Therapists: http://www.hgi.org.uk/register/index.htm

If you are a military service veteran with PTSD please contact Resolution, a charity which provides free human givens therapy to military veterans: http://blog.humangivens.com/2013/01/how-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd.html

View all our Mental Health Tip blog posts in one place:
http://blog.humangivens.com/p/self-help-tips.html

TRAINING
Learn how to use the rewind technique, the most effective way to treat trauma and PTSD on our popular two-day master course:
The fast trauma (PTSD) and phobia cure:
http://www.humangivenscollege.com/courses/rewind-technique-training.html

BOOKS

How to master anxiety - All you need to know to overcome stress, panic attacks, phobias, trauma, obsessions and more... http://www.humangivens.com/publications/how-to-master-anxiety.html

Human Givens: A new approach to emotional health and clear thinking: http://www.humangivens.com/publications/human-givens-book.html find out how the human givens approach can revolutionise mental health treatment.

HOW YOU CAN HELP
Share this post, learn as much as you can about what promotes good mental health and always strive to create a life that meets as many of your innate emotional needs as possible for yourself and everyone around you. If you know anyone who is suffering from trauma, refer them to a therapist who understands how to use the rewind technique.

What are our innate emotional needs (human givens)? http://www.hgi.org.uk/archive/human-givens.htm#.VVB-02Z7vJw

How you can support the Human Givens Foundation: http://www.hgfoundation.com/how_you_can_help.html

Thank you for reading.

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