PTSD can affect anyone who has been in close contact with a major event such as a car accident, train crash, earthquake, a natural disaster, war, terrorism, torture, kidnap, abuse, even a personal attack, and they are like to experience some degree of PTSD.
Often seemingly less traumatic experiences such as bullying and childhood events can lead to symptoms of PTSD. Certainly the Buncefield explosions in Hemel Hempstead will have affected many people.
Seeing events on TV or hearing about an incident which directly involves someone close to you can also create symptoms.
There may be feelings of intense fear, helplessness or horror.
Those who support and listen to the witnesses of an incident may also experience some of the following list of symptoms. They too need support.
Incidents perceived as ‘unimportant’ can bring back the memory of a previous trauma.
Six weeks after an incident is when PTSD symptoms can reach their peak but it can sometimes be many years after an incident, so the symptoms of PTSD may not be initially connected.
Irritability or Nervousness
Aches and Pains
Inability to cope
Increased Alcohol consumption or smoking
If someone close to you has been involved in a traumatic event you may be the first one to be aware of their symptoms and coping with the changes in their health and emotions can be very challenging and distressing and it may be helpful to seek help for yourself.
An initial 30-minute consultation is offered free of charge and unlike many other therapies one appointment can often be enough to resolve the current issue.
The Journey method, internationally recognised as one of the most powerful complementary therapies available today, gets to the root cause of the issue allowing the client to have a healthier, happier life.
For more details contact Sue Franklin
Tel: 01442 213152