PTSD Awareness

PTSD Awareness

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can happen to anyone, and it makes for a confusing and difficult cocktail of symptoms that are hard to shake off and equally difficult for those around us to understand.  Our brains work very hard to process stressful and extreme experiences such as ongoing stress, as well as abuse and terrifying, often life-threatening experiences.  Trying to overcome the damage done by these experiences is pretty overwhelming, and so homeopathy alongside other forms of therapy can make a significant difference.  No matter how long ago the events happened.

 

Experienced Homeopath Rebecca Dove talks about supporting PTSD  naturally.

"I regularly work with people experiencing PTSD alongside other complaints, oftentimes as not they have been fully aware of the longer-term impact of the shock and trauma, and find themselves stuck in ongoing patterns or have not been able to find a way through that worked for them.  In homeopathy we take a gentle approach.  We seek to strengthen the whole person and there is little need to go over the trauma until the person is sure that is what they want to do.  The homeopathic consultation is a safe space and as a homeopath, I am completely non-judgemental, (and dare I say pretty unshockable too), where you can talk about any aspect of your experience and its ongoing impact on your life in a relaxed and open way.

 

Some of the people I have worked with over the years have also been dealing with addictions, eating disorders, and self-destructive behaviours in a bid to feel better.  PTSD can be straight forward or it can be more complex, built up over multiple experiences and many years of difficult experiences.  No matter what the cause, homeopathy helps sheds light on some of the darkest places and I feel brings hope to despair and hopelessness through the correct choice of remedy and freedom from the pain and difficulties experienced.

 

Symptoms of PTSD can be difficult to pinpoint but some that we know best include:

Flashbacks, fatigue, indifference to life and feelings of numbness, general anxiety, panic attacks, nervousness, nightmares, depression, unprovoked anger and aggression.

 

Homeopathy is a dynamic energy therapy, where remedies are non-toxic, highly diluted and act as a catalyst to support the body’s natural ability to heal itself.:

Here are just a few of the remedies that regularly come up in practice when working with PTSD and all its complexities. 

 

Staphisagria: A superb remedy where a person dwells on traumatic experiences, especially through rape or sexual assault.  Can be very angry, but often unable or not allowed to express it or can bury their feelings deeply.  

 

Opium:  Really fits the classic ‘shell-shocked’ picture of PTSD, feeling spaced out, numb and feeling unreal.  They struggle to fall asleep despite feeling sleepy. 

 

Chamomilla: Very quick to anger, involving themselves in arguments and disputes without a reason or provocation.

 

Aurum met.:  Has very strong feelings of responsibility, especially for others.  Can be intensely depressed and suicidal.  There is also a strong feeling of loss of position, which can come up in cases of PTSD through business failure or loss of reputation.

 

Natrum Mur:  Another remedy that can really experience depression and has a great desire for solitude.  They have a tendency to build a wall against others and rarely express emotion, although can be bad-tempered and angry.

 

Aconite:  Particularly useful where panic and anxiety are a huge part of the picture.  There is a sense of re-experiencing the trauma and shock, especially where the trauma has been life-threatening in some way."

 

Rebecca very much treats everyone as an individual and tries to find that thing in nature that matches the state they are experiencing.

 

If you’d like to find out more about how she practices, please request a free 30-minute curiosity call with her. She is always happy to chat about what she does and how you can work together.

You can contact Rebecca directly herehttps://centreforintegralhealth.com/about-us/our-practitioners/rebecca-dove-/

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The Centre for Integral Health was started in 2013 by director Ben Calder after studying Integral theory since 2011 and over 10 years of professional practice of kinesiology and Bowen fascia Release Technique, coupled with the desire to explore the application of the Integral Model in relation to health.

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