Post traumatic stress has many causes. From the events on a battlefield to a crime, to a divorce, PTSD can show up in a person's life without warning, and sometimes without explanation. The symptoms can also vary and the person experiencing PTSD may show behaviors that include being quick to anger, being highly emotional or not emotional at all, showing new and irrational fears, fear of being around people or in open spaces, to name a few. From a timing perspective, these symptoms can show up hours, days, weeks, months, or even years after the incidents that caused the trauma.
The one unifying characteristic is the dramatic change in the personality of the person who experienced the trauma. The change can show as short bursts or it can show up as what appears to be a dramatic and permanent personality change. Whatever the case, the scars that are indelibly etched into the person's mind are difficult to heal, but in most cases, are not impossible.
Hypnosis excels in its ability to help people find their way back to their former selves. With some other conventional treatments, PTSD sufferers may have to endure the pain of discussing their ordeal and in some cases, even verbally relive their experiences in an effort to address them.
With hypnosis, the person does not need to relive the traumatic experiences nor does the person need to express what he/she may perceive to be shameful, embarrassing, or even guilt-ridden actions/behaviors that are connected to the trauma. Rather, hypnosis helps the person to address the guilt that can be associated and also to help the person disassociate the pain from the trauma.
If you aren't sure why some things have happened to you or if you have noticed that you don't feel the same way you once did (not happy, quick to anger, loss of humor, overly paranoid in reasonable situations), you should consider talking with someone.