Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Stillpoint osteopaths often have patients looking for assistance in managing post traumatic stress disorder while working with other health professionals.

This condition usually occurs as a result of being unable to recover from experiencing or witnessing a significantly stressful, traumatic or shocking event. When we go through such an experience our nervous system at times (not always) can recall details of events, objects, noises etc that in essence pattern our nervous system and trigger emotional responses that can then affect our day to day living.

With Osteopathy in the cranial field, it is a very gentle hands-on method of creating a safe place for you and your body to make some shifts. It doesn’t involve talking through the experience, which at times can be less threatening for an individual at certain points in their recovery.

What osteopathy does do is allow the body to resolve some of the physical reactions that impact our body with these events. Shock is one of these reactions that causes our body to contract and our nervous system to react. With osteopathy we can support your body to unravel some of these patterns and allow your nervous system to react differently. These changes may seem subtle but can be the difference that allows people to be able to function.

Your osteopath may refer you also to investigate EMDR as another way to help your recover to check this out go to……….

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