Hypnosis is the best therapy for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disease):

When we remember some bad memories, it’s normal to get sad to some extent. When the feelings and reactions while remembering a sad memory is exaggerated, almost always you can expect some footprints of PTSD or post traumatic stress disease.

Too much or too little:

The other extreme of spectrum in PTSD is when the subject feels and reacts minimally to a sever traumatic memory. This kind of emotional numbness is common in PTSD patients.

There is a strong correlation between hypnotisability and the risk of developing PTSD after a traumatic event. Also, highly hypnotizable patients respond to hypnotherapy dramatically better. This association between hypnotisability and the susceptibility to PTSD gives us the impression that PTSD is a hypnotic state. The dissociative nature of PTSD makes this assumption even stronger.

In another word, the role of hypnotherapist in PTSD is more like dehypnotizing the subject. The traumatized person uses self hypnosis as a defense mechanism in order to forget some details of the traumatic event. Dissociation is a defense mechanism when the mind is unable to handle the overwhelming stress. The defensive self hypnosis in PTSD is not necessarily efficient and can protect the subject’s integrity incompletely. As a result of that, a set of other problems arises and the confused mind decompensates in this chaotic dynamic. In some cases, it may lead to other dissociative disorders like dissociative identity disorders (Multiple personality).

 During the hypnotherapy sessions, the subject remembers the details which are forgotten. This insight is half of the solution. The hidden trigger points are discovered and managed in a cognitive approach. That explains why hypnosis is the best approach when it comes to PTSD.