The sessions use cognitive behavioural therapy, which is recognised as one of the most effective treatments for conditions where anxiety or depression are an issue.
The idea of hypnotherapy is to help the patient recognise stress triggers and while in a hypnotic state they will be able to see different ways of dealing with behaviours in stressful situations.
Neuro linguistic programming will allow the patient to change certain patterns of behaviour and eliminate ones which have a negative effect. Another helpful technique used in these sessions is time line therapy. This is where the therapist will encourage the patient to go back to negative times in their life and resolve anything they feel is unresolved.
This is finally a step in the right direction towards looking after our ex servicemen and women, let’s hope this scheme paves the way for many more of this kind.