Body based approaches for PTSD and anxiety in Colchester, Essex.
Health in a person’s mind and body suffers as a result of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and anxiety, both of which can destabilise the nervous system, derail a calm mind, make everyday life appear threatening or debilitating and interfere with our relationships.
While the psychological effects of trauma, bullying, abuse, ongoing stress etc. are well recognised and often the focus of traditional counselling approaches, the body is often neglected. However, the physical symptoms and sensations that accompany PTSD and anxiety are often as debilitating as the psychological effects and if left unaddressed, may delay healing and cause further damage to mental health. Both PTSD and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) affect cortisol levels and upset the nervous system , which can impair a person’s resilience to even every day stresses and upsets.
The good news is, body based approaches for PTSD and anxiety in Colchester, Essex are available here at Paths to Peace. Treatment involves an acupressure massage technique known as marma therapy , followed by restorative and calming yoga techniques that give messages via the vagus nerve to the brain that all is well in the body. In other words, crucially, the nervous system imbalances are addressed first.
What is PTSD?
Post traumatic stress disorder is a fear based condition that is often associated with a single traumatic event or a series of events which cause ongoing stress, fear and isolation. People who suffer from PTSD experience continuous hormonal disarray that destabilises the body’s nervous system, leading often to increased mental suffering as well as impairing physical health.
What is GAD?
Generalised Anxiety Disorder is a condition that is often caused by stress, social anxiety or bullying either in the workplace, perhaps in school or even in the home. Stress hormone production is affected in GAD states but not continuously disrupted as is the case with PTSD. Nevertheless, the effects of stress hormone overproduction can lead to depression, fatigue and lowered immune function (both in GAD states and with PTSD) and if left unresolved, GAD will eventually develop into PTSD.
For Body based approaches for PTSD and anxiety in Colchester, Essex, contact Louise via email or call 01206 272453 to book an initial consultation.
Treatment programmes are tailor made to the individual allowing for a recovery plan that avoids a one size fits all approach. A session is likely to last a maximum of two hours and costs £50. Usually a minimum of six sessions is necessary in order for the treatment to be implemented effectively and for the client to be able to use the yoga techniques at home safely and appropriately. However, in severe cases, the treatment may be ongoing for some time.
The studio setting is in a private country garden in a yurt facility. While basic, the yurt is peaceful and warm with underfloor heating and all necessary equipment. Please note, it is not suitable for those with mobility impairment – however home visits can be organised for those with physical disability.