Hypnotherapy for Trauma

If you've experienced any form of trauma, you understand firsthand how its effects can impact your daily life. The challenges may seem insurmountable, but there is hope and a pathway to recovery.

With The Meaden Method, I have helped clients experience significant relief from their symptoms in as little as one to two sessions. My method is tailored to help you move past the trauma, enabling you to regain control and improve your quality of life. We'll encourage you to take the first step towards healing.

Book a consultation today and discover how you can begin your journey toward recovery and resilience.

Trauma often arises from deeply distressing or disturbing events. These experiences, whether singular or repeated, can leave lasting impacts on our mental health and well-being.

The effects of trauma can vary from person to person. Some may find themselves caught in persistent cycles of fear, anger, or sadness, which they have endured for years. Others might manage to navigate these challenges differently, but the journey is rarely straightforward or predictable.

Our personal history, the nature of the trauma and our available support systems play significant roles in the aftermath of traumatic events. Treating PTSD symptoms involves creating a safe and supportive environment where you can process the event, and remove the emotional response associated with the traumatic experience. This type of trauma therapy means that individuals can see results quickly, moving forward into a life where trauma no longer takes control. 

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My Background

I began my career in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy in 2004, guided by Dr. Richard Bandler, a pioneer of NLP. I hold advanced certifications in both NLP and Clinical Hypnotherapy and have served as an International Trainer for Havening Techniques. This role highlights my commitment to advancing therapeutic methods. My approach is continually enhanced through active participation in global workshops and seminars, ensuring I offer the most current personal development techniques to my clients. Currently, I offer hypnotherapy services online, as well as in-person in London and Tunbridge Wells.

For more details about my background and qualifications, please visit my About Page.

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Physical Symptoms of Trauma

  • Chronic Fatigue: Persistent tiredness that doesn't improve with rest.
  • Unexplained Aches and Pains: Frequent muscle or joint pain without a clear physical cause.
  • Heightened Startle Reflex: Exaggerated response to unexpected noises or movements.
  • Rapid Heartbeat: Episodes of fast heart rate that can occur unexpectedly.
  • Gastrointestinal Issues: Symptoms such as nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, or general stomach discomfort.

Let's take a closer look at Trauma and PTSD:

What is Trauma? 

Trauma occurs when we experience a threat to our life or safety, or feel trapped, unable to escape or particularly vulnerable in a situation. The encoding of a trauma is influenced not only by the event itself but also by how we internally interpret what is happening—our subjective emotional experience. Factors such as the perceived inescapability, the personal significance we assign to the event, and the resulting changes to the landscape of our brain all determine the level of traumatisation.

PTSD is estimated to affect about 1 in every 3 people who have a highly traumatic experience.  The landscape of the brain determines whether the individual is more likely to develop PTSD from past trauma. 

Symptoms of Trauma & PTSD

Let's take a closer look at some of the symptoms of PTSD and Trauma:

Physical Symptoms of Trauma

  • Chronic Fatigue: Persistent tiredness that doesn't improve with rest.

  • Unexplained Aches and Pains: Frequent muscle or joint pain without a clear physical cause.

  • Heightened Startle Reflex: Exaggerated response to unexpected noises or movements.

  • Rapid Heartbeat: Episodes of fast heart rate that can occur unexpectedly.

  • Gastrointestinal Issues: Symptoms such as nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, or general stomach discomfort.

Mental Symptoms of Trauma

  • Anxiety: Constant feelings of unease, worry, or fear. This can be accompanied by repetitive and distressing images of the traumatic event.

  • Irritability: Easily annoyed or angered, often disproportionately to the actual trigger.

  • Persistent Sadness: Long-lasting feelings of melancholy or hopelessness.

Behavioural Symptoms of Trauma

  • Increased Vigilance: Constantly feeling on edge, which can lead to difficulty relaxing.

  • Avoidance Behaviors: Steering clear of places, people, or activities that are reminders of the trauma.

How Does Hypnotherapy help you Process Traumatic Events? 

Traditionally, addressing trauma involved years of counseling and therapy, where discussing traumatic events could sometimes reinforce the trauma, perpetuating a cycle of distress. However, an innovative approach developed by Dr. Ronald Ruden, a U.S. conventional medical doctor, neuroscientist, and neuropharmacologist, offers a new pathway. After over a decade of research, Dr. Ruden created The Havening Techniques, a scientific yet gentle method aimed at healing emotional trauma more rapidly and effectively.

This technique not only accelerates healing but also permanently removes the emotional attachment to distressing memories. Additionally, it allows for a 'content free' process, enabling individuals to heal without the need to extensively discuss the traumatic events they experienced. This method has shown great potential in significantly improving the way individuals cope with traumatic memories, offering a transformative tool in the field of trauma therapy.

What Happens During a Hypnotherapy Session?

Let's take a closer look at The Meaden Method for traumatic experiences:

The Meaden Method for Treating Trauma

The Meaden Method is a tailored approach that combines Havening Techniques®, NLP, and Hypnotherapy to address and heal trauma in personalised one-on-one sessions. This method specifically targets the necessary changes to alter your brain's chemical state, facilitating a shift that not only treats trauma but also releases mood-enhancing hormones. This transformation equips you with new life skills and provides the greatest gift: freedom from past traumas, limiting beliefs, and persistent fears. As you release these burdens, you open yourself up to a brighter future and a more positive outlook on life.

Reflect on this: when was the last time you felt truly at peace—a calm, balanced, and relaxed state that persisted for days? Now imagine looking ahead to see if you have become the person you aspire to be. Consider how you see yourself and how others perceive you. What changes do you still wish to make?

Change begins with your decision to act. If you're ready to take that step, reach out. The sooner you contact us, the sooner you will find reassurance in knowing that you are on your way to a more peaceful, calmer, and relaxed future.

Aftercare Support

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Hypnotherapy for Trauma FAQs:

We've answered some of the most frequently asked questions about trauma and post traumatic stress disorder below: 

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Does hypnotherapy work with trauma?

Yes, solution focused hypnotherapy can be incredibly effective in managing trauma-related symptoms. It helps by enabling relaxation and rewiring the brain to alter harmful patterns of thinking and behaviour associated with a traumatic event. A qualified and experienced hypnotherapist, such as Chris Meaden, can help you to regain control over your life whether you've experienced childhood trauma, or have experienced a traumatic event more recently.

Can hypnosis erase trauma?

Hypnosis does not erase trauma, but can help you to remove the emotional response associated with the traumatic event, therefore helping you to move past it. Trauma survivors often feel like they have tried everything, seeing little to no results. Using a combination of NLP, Havening, and clinical hypnotherapy, healing trauma can be achieved in as little as 1-2 sessions. After an initial consultation, I'll be able to outline an estimation of the amount of sessions that will be required. 

Can hypnosis heal you?

Hypnosis is a therapeutic tool that can promote healing by addressing psychological and emotional issues. It can help individuals change negative patterns of thinking, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being. While hypnosis can contribute to healing, it is typically part of a broader therapeutic approach, especially when dealing with complex issues such as trauma. Hypnotherapy for trauma has been said to be more an effective treatment than cognitive behavioural therapy alone, as it helps to rewire the brain's thought patterns. 

What therapy rewires the brain from trauma?

Several therapies have been shown to help rewire the brain following trauma, with neuroplasticity playing a key role in this process. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is widely recognised for its effectiveness in changing maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors. EMDR is specifically designed to help individuals process and integrate traumatic memories, leading to changes in how these memories affect the brain and behavior. Both therapies can help the brain 'rewire' itself to reduce the impact of trauma. The Meaden method uses a combination of NLP, Havening, and Clinical Hypnotherapy to rewire the brain's thought patterns. 

Can you heal trauma without EMDR?

Yes, trauma can be healed without using Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). There are several other therapeutic approaches available that can also help individuals recover. Each person’s journey to healing is unique, and hypnotherapy may be better suited to different individuals depending on their specific circumstances and needs.

What are the 3 types of trauma?

  1. Acute Trauma: This results from a single stressful or dangerous event. The suddenness and severity of the incident can cause significant emotional distress and trauma triggers in the future.
  2. Chronic Trauma: This is repeated and prolonged exposure to highly stressful events, such as domestic violence, childhood abuse, or long-term severe illness. Chronic trauma can have cumulative psychological effects over time in the subconscious mind, as well as the conscious.
  3. Complex Trauma: This occurs when an individual is exposed to varied and multiple traumatic events, often of an invasive and interpersonal nature. Complex trauma can be especially severe if it occurs during a person’s formative years and can affect all areas of functioning.

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