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Trauma, as a medical term, refers to any injury or wound violently inflicted on the body. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), once referred to as “shell shock” or “battle fatigue”, is a debilitating condition that often follows a terrifying physical, life threatening, or perceived as life-threatening, event. It causes the person who survived it to have persistent frightening thoughts and memories, or flashbacks, of the ordeal.

Persons with PTSD often feel chronically, emotionally numb and suffer many nightmares and panic attacks. About 25 per cent of people involved in major traumatising events go on to develop long-term PTSD symptoms. This percentage rises if life-threatening incidents are continually repeated, as in frequent violent abuse or front line fighting during sustained battles in war.

Trauma can occur from any frightening event or series of events, even if other people involved did not suffer trauma. If you are experiencing persistent invasive memories of an event, nightmares, panic attacks, anxiety or depression about the event, please consider treatment to stop these symptoms:

Trauma and depression

The debilitating symptoms of PTSD alone can be enough to send anyone into depression, but fortunately there are fast and effective ways of being released from the terrifying symptoms of trauma by the technique known as the rewind technique.

Visit the Human Givens Institute website to find out more about the rewind technique and how it works.

All human givens therapists are trained in the use of the rewind technique. It is safe, you don’t have to talk about the traumatic event if you don’t want to, and it is fast and effective. A couple of sessions of therapy often suffice for even the most severe cases. If PTSD is the cause of depression in someone, which they may not even realise, recovery can follow immediately after treatment for the PTSD by an HG therapist.