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Hypnotherapy for C/PTSD

Through our gentle, compassionate hypnotherapy, we delve into the subconscious mind, working together to reframe traumatic experiences and neutralize their lingering impact; our method provides a safe haven for healing both PTSD and C-PTSD, promoting a peaceful journey towards reclaiming your inner tranquility and empowering resilience

Why Hypnotherapy for C/PTSD?

Hypnotherapy for PTSD and CPTSD in Norwich and London

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) are normal reactions to abnormal situations. They usually stem from a sense of inescapability from a single (PTSD) or continuous (CPTSD) threat to self. These can include, but not limited to, war, violent attacks, abuse, sudden death of a loved one and other life threatening events.

Symptoms can manifest immediately or lay dormant until a triggering event, with some resemblance to the original, is encountered. The nervous system can flare up with feelings and images of the original event and become debilitating to living a normal life.

As well as hypnotherapy for PTSD and CPSD, I use the evidence based approach of EMDR in order to fully process the trapped feelings/memories in the brain and body. New resources are integrated to give a sense of freedom and recovery.

Talking therapies, such as CBT, counselling and psychotherapy, can often prolong the trauma as they are effective only in the thinking brain, the cortex, but PTSD is throughout the feeling brain and nervous system and this is the area I work producing often rapid results.

Symptoms of PTSD (from PTSDuk):

Increased anxiety and emotional arousal

  • Hypervigilance (On constant ‘red alert’)
  • Intense physical reactions to reminders of the event (e.g. Pounding heart, nausea, muscle tension, sweating)
  • Irritability or outbursts of anger
  • Irrational and intense fear
  • Reduced tolerance to noise (hyperacusis)
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Being easily moved to tears
  • Panic attacks/anxiety/depression/mood swings
  • Feeling jumpy and easily startled
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Anger or aggressive behaviour
  • Tense muscles 

Avoidance and numbing

  • Work-related or relationship problems
  • Inability to remember important aspect of the trauma
  • Loss of interest in activities and life in general
  • Sense of a limited future
  • Feeling numb and empty
  • Avoidance of people and places
  • Feeling isolated
  • Frequent periods of withdrawal into oneself

Re-experiencing the traumatic event

  • Flashbacks (Acting or feeling like the event is happening again)
  • Nightmares (either of the event or of other frightening things)
  • Feelings of intense distress when reminded of the trauma

Other common symptoms

  • Feeling suicidal
  • Self harm and self-destructive tendencies
  • Feeling distrustful and suspicious/blaming others
  • Guilt, Shame, embarrassment or self blame
  • Misuse of alcohol/drugs/gambling and/or food
  • Exhaustion
  • Seeking out high-risk/dangerous pursuits
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Over-reactions to minor situations
  • Fear of being alone and fear of being in crowds

Sufferers of PTSD can have chronically high levels of the stress hormone ‘cortisol’. Cortisol is important for your health, but too much of it can wreak havoc on your body and cause a number of unwanted symptoms.

The methods I use, including hypnotherapy for PTSD,  can safely and quickly restore the traumatized nervous system to balance in order for you to trust your responses to daily situations and start living your life again, free from the past and looking at the future in a new, positive and healthy way.

Who Should do it?

Hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool for managing C/PTSD as it allows individuals to safely confront and reprocess traumatic memories, reduce anxiety and stress, and promote long-term healing and resilience, all within a controlled and therapeutic environment, Do you:

What our clients say


For years I’ve suffered with excess sweating when in any situation where the focus is on me or I’m nervous, like giving a presentation or being around new people. This was really affecting my job as my job involved a lot of presentations and meeting new people! My mum has had hypnosis before so I thought I would give it a try. I don’t know how Paul did it but after one session I felt more confident and was able to lead a normal life without excess sweating, he even stuck my hand to my leg which I thought was brilliant!



I’ve suffered total hair loss through alopecia, I’ve had no more than three hairs on my body at one point since it began three years ago . . .
Paul had hair growing back on my head and face within 2 days of our first session… Three sessions and four weeks later. I’ve got at least a hundred fine white hairs on my head and around 30 scattered elsewhere. It seems to be growing again . .
I also feel STRONGER and BETTER . . . I can never thank Paul enough



Hi Paul, I hope you’re keeping well. I just wanted to get in touch to let you know that following on from the successes during your alopecia hypnotherapy trial, my hair continued to grow and has now fully recovered. For the first time in 11 years I have my curls back and I look like me again! My wigs are back in their box and I honestly can’t thank you enough for setting me on the path to getting all of this fixed. All the best.



After nearly thirty years of experiencing very bad panic attacks when driving or travelling anywhere out of my comfort zone. A friend suggested I contact Paul and see if there was anything that he could possibly do to help.
Amazingly after just two sessions of treatment, being a combination of hypnosis and tapping techniques, I have been able to drive much further distances than I ever imagined possible. It has in many ways been life changing and I now realise how debilitating my anxiety has been.
Thank you Paul for all your help


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What you will achieve

Here are some of the achievements you are likely to achieve by working with me to help resolve your problems

Overcoming Triggers

Hypnotherapy can help you to identify and diffuse triggers, mitigating severe reactions and helping you navigate daily life with more ease and less anxiety

Improved Sleep Quality

By alleviating the anxiety and stress related to PTSD and C-PTSD, hypnotherapy can enhance your sleep quality, providing much-needed rest and regeneration

Enhanced Emotional Regulation

Working with a hypnotherapist can aid in developing improved emotional control and resilience, promoting healthier reactions to stressors and reducing feelings of being overwhelmed

Processing Trauma

Hypnotherapy provides a safe space to confront and process traumatic memories, assisting in the journey of healing and moving forward

Building Self-esteem

Through positive reinforcement techniques, hypnotherapy can help rebuild your self-esteem and self-worth, damaged by traumatic experiences.

Strengthening Relationships

By helping you manage your symptoms and develop better emotional control, hypnotherapy can foster healthier relationships, improving your interactions with loved ones and others.

Commonly Asked Questions about Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic approach that utilizes hypnosis to access the subconscious mind, allowing for positive changes in thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. It is a safe and effective method of addressing various issues and achieving personal growth.

Yes, hypnotherapy is a safe practice when conducted by a trained and certified hypnotherapist. Clients are always in control and cannot be made to do anything against their will. The therapist guides the client into a relaxed state where positive suggestions and therapy can take place.

Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of issues, including addiction, anxiety, weight management, smoking cessation, phobias, and improving confidence or motivation. It can also be used for relaxation, stress management, and enhancing performance in various areas of life.

The duration of a hypnotherapy session can vary depending on the therapist and the specific needs of the client. Typically, sessions range from 60 to 90 minutes, although some might be shorter or longer. It is important to discuss session length and frequency with your hypnotherapist.

The number of sessions required will depend on the nature of the issue being addressed, the individual client, and their goals. Some clients may see positive results in just a few sessions, while others might benefit from ongoing therapy. Your hypnotherapist will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.

Yes, almost everyone can be hypnotized to some degree. It is a natural state of mind that we enter multiple times a day, like when we daydream or become engrossed in a book or movie. However, the level of depth achieved during hypnotherapy may vary from person to person

During hypnosis, clients typically experience a deep state of relaxation and/or heightened focus. It is often described as a pleasant and calm sensation, similar to being absorbed in a daydream or meditative state. Clients remain aware of their surroundings and are always in control of their thoughts and actions.

Yes, it is common for clients to remember the majority, if not all, of what happens during a hypnotherapy session. While the experience may feel dream-like, hypnosis is not a state of unconsciousness. You will be able to recall the suggestions and insights provided by the therapist.

No, you do not need to believe in hypnosis for it to be effective. Hypnotherapy can benefit individuals regardless of their beliefs or skepticism. The therapy is grounded in scientific principles and works by accessing the subconscious mind to make positive changes.

When choosing a hypnotherapist, it is important to consider their qualifications, experience, and areas of expertise. Look for certifications from reputable hypnosis organizations and ask about their training and background. Additionally, a good fit between you and the therapist is crucial, so trust your instincts and feel comfortable in their presence.

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