PTSD Specialists & Trauma Release Therapists

Purple Octopus Management Ltd

Post Traumatic Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a clinically diagnosed condition recognised within the mental health and psychiatric profession.  It can take years for a diagnosis to be given, or you may feel you don't want an actual diagnosis as you believe it would hinder your career or work.  Either way, how you feel, think and behave can have a devastating effect on you, your family and your life, destroying the very things you hold sacred, irrelevant of diagnosis.

Our team are trained and fully capable of looking past clinical symptomology, understanding fully that not everyone will develop the same symptoms or indeed the same behaviours following significant trauma, thereby negating the need to provide a 'one-size fits all' solution. 

The feelings and behaviours can result from a variety of experiences including violent attacks (including mugging, rape, torture), adverse childhood experiences, terrorism, being held captive, child abuse, serious accidents, natural disasters, or any major fearful experience. Usually the cause is something that threatened (or felt like it threatened) your life, or the life of someone very close to you, or it could be something was witnessed, such as a death.

Some people with PTSD repeatedly relive their trauma through dreams, nightmares, and disturbing memories throughout the day, but not always. You may experience sleep problems, feel alienated from reality, or be easily startled, but not necessarily. Whether you’ve received a clinical diagnosis of PTSD or not, the actual feelings, thoughts and symptoms are the same. The daily struggle to be calm is continual.

Ask yourself these questions:

  •  Are you on edge all the time, or experiencing panic attacks?
  • Do you have flashbacks, nightmares or sleep issues?
  • Do you feel isolated and cut off from those around you?
  • Are you self-medicating?
  • Do you have difficulty experiencing positive feelings such as happiness and love?

Symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Alcohol or drug abuse (including excessive self-medication)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Repeated panic attacks
  • Physical symptoms or ailments such as non-specific shoulder or neck pain
  • Depression
  • Social Isolation
  • Anger

With first-hand experience of the challenges and life-long implications of PTSD, our team are dedicated to implementing change to how sufferers are supported to stop the nightmares and flashbacks. We want to give sufferers and their families a positive future and HOPE.

With the right treatment for you, together with help and support, a full recovery is possible. Contact us to book your discovery call.