PTSD Success Story: Finding the Window To Freedom

PTSD recovery stairway

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A very exciting event occurrred recently: One of my clients had his final session with me and is now off to live a life that is free of PTSD symptoms. That’s right, free.

The day any of us reaches the end of the healing part of our journey is a cause for celebration; this story particularly moves me because the psychiatrist and psychologist involved in this case said it couldn’t be done. They believed this client couldn’t heal based on their assessment of the fact that PTSD had set in at a very early age due to chronic and horrific child abuse. They had tried for years to help this client move forward, all to no avail. He was heading into middle age and they had told him just to learn to live with it.

While it may be true that C-PTSD is more of a challenge to heal, I never lost hope.  The journey was not easy but my client hung in there. We believed in each other and felt that together we could reach his PTSD recovery goals.

It has taken us almost 2 years to get to where we are today. Through a combination of coaching, hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming he has been able to:

  • establish a sense of safety
  • process and release grief
  • resolve issues of anger
  • integrate the trauma
  • reconnect to himself in important and meaningful ways
  • reclaim his identity as a worthy, lovable human being
  • put in place necessary boundaries with family and friends
  • reassess and reframe the past
  • re-envision the present
  • begin constructing the future
  • stop all medications
  • sleep through the night
  • take back control of his life
  • resolve all symptoms of posttraumatic stress
  • feel happy, strong, empowered and good about himself

I’m sharing this story with you for one reason: You must always have hope. Find someone you believe in to work with. Stay determined and committed to your ultimate recovery.

It’s easy to lose faith. The road to posttraumatic stress syndrome recovery is long and hard-fought, but it is worth it. You have enormous healing potential. The goal is learning to access it. Keep seeking that stairway that leads to your window of freedom.


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