First RespondersFirst responders and military personnel, face challenging, dangerous and stressful situations on a daily basis.
It is estimated that 30% of Emergency workers including police, firefighters, EMT’s and Military personnel, develop behavioral health conditions like depression/anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), suicide ideation, and substance abuse, as compared with 20% in the general population.
First responders and military personnel, face challenging, dangerous and stressful situations on a daily basis.
Counseling can be helpful for some conditions; however, trauma and especially extreme trauma which is diagnosed as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is often made worse by talking about it repeatedly. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.
People with PTSD have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that lasts long after the traumatic event has ended. They may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares; they may feel sadness, fear or anger; and they may feel detached or estranged from other people.
People with PTSD may avoid situations or people that remind them of the traumatic event and they may have strong reactions to seemingly ordinary sensory perceptions such as, sounds, smells and touch. Using hypnotherapy, the symptoms of PTSD can be lessened and often completely resolved.
PTSD is not the only problem for people in these professions. If you are suffering with high anxiety, insomnia, or relationship problems hypnotherapy can help.
Common issues for First Responders and Military personnel which can be treated with hypnotherapy include but are not limited to:
- Relationship Issues
- Organizational skills
- Test taking anxiety/Promotional exams
Addiction and substance abuse are another common issue among First Responders and Veterans, however this practice is not equipped for the level of treatment that is often required for addiction. Hypnotherapy would be a great compliment to drug or alcohol abuse treatment, but on its own without the structure of a treatment program, it is not recommended by this practice.
As a former law enforcement officer Hypnotherapist Lynda Pulford has the knowledge, experience and understanding required to help first responders with the issues unique to them.
A Time For Change Hypnotherapy would like to thank First Responders and Veterans (Active Duty or Retired), by always offering a 33% discount off of the regular price.
Medicaid, Medicare and Health insurance do not cover hypnotherapy however HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) may be used.