Post traumatic stress disorder can develop after witnessing or experiencing a serious traumatic event such as abuse, raped or sexually assaulted, car accident, witnessing violence or a life-threatening condition.  A person is often left with symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks, panic attacks and disturbed sleep.  Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), Counselling and Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) can help the brain to process the flashbacks and make sense of the traumatic experience.