There is no reason for anyone to suffer needlessly any longer. No matter the cause(s) of PTSD — Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — we now have sufficient evidence that Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is extremely effective in bringing long-term relief. EFT is an easy-to-learn, safe-to-use, self-help tool, which is perfect for those committed to their own recovery. Although EFT is not yet considered mainstream, it is rapidly gaining in acceptance and popularity — because it is powerfully efficient and effective. The rewards are beyond measure.
How can EFT help?
EFT can help you to reduce physical pain and tension and take the charge out of traumatic memories that contributed to PTSD. In my experience, there are three steps necessary to truly heal:
- Acknowledgement of what happened without judgment;
- Releasing the intensity with EFT tapping;
- Transformation of the experience, to find a deeper meaning and new purpose.
All of these steps can be gently and successfully addressed using EFT. Initially it is best to be guided by an experienced EFT practitioner. With practice, one can learn how to use EFT successfully on themselves.
“Knowing that EFT can help not only emotionally and physically but also cognitively makes it especially appealing. My thanks to Joni for bringing me further along in my healing process.”
Does EFT work for PTSD?
Thanks to the Veterans Stress Project, the results of clinical trials are being documented. Here are just a couple of documents that demonstrate both qualitative and quantitative results:
- Two-page brochure – provides very real, personal results and testimonials – perfect for giving to veterans, family members, and care givers/providers
- One-page press release – New study shows dramatic reduction of PTSD in 86 percent of veterans. This press release announces the publication of the Veterans Stress Project clinical trial applying EFT to veteran PTSD in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (February 2013).
Veterans Stress Project
The Veterans Stress Project (VSP) is conducting research to demonstrate the effectiveness of EFT in resolving Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms and to encourage the VA to replicate the research and make this effective, drug-free, self-help technique available to Veterans. This and other research shows that EFT is extremely effective in resolving pain, phobic anxiety, insomnia, hyper-vigilance, depression, hostility, and other symptoms of PTS. On the Post Traumatic Stress Checklist-Military (PCL-M) scale, scores of over 49 are considered for a PTS diagnosis. In VSP’s initial trial, average scores entering the study were 66. Average score after the 6 EFT sessions and after 90 and 180 day follow up were 35 (which is well within the normal range.)
Qualifying Veterans can receive six (6) free private sessions in person or by phone or Skype. All personal information is confidential and data is anonymous. If interested in participating in the study, contact Deb Tribbey, Veterans Stress Project Study Coordinator, at 707-237-6951 or email@example.com.
For more on the Veterans Stress Project, go to http://stressproject.org/. On their home page, you can watch a video of vets using EFT to help with PTSD. However, the video is intense and graphic, so if you are easily triggered, do not watch it alone!
“Tapping released an understanding within myself of my own personal struggle to be safe. This safety manifested as not only physical safety, but emotional safety and financial safety. Now I can find ways to keep myself safe and my self-talk is more positive and validating because of the added knowledge about myself that I gained by working with Joni and EFT.”
~ Libby K.
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Can I really help you?
The best way to determine whether the services I provide can actually help you with your issue(s) is for us to have a brief conversation. Schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone call with me.
Other Ways to Help Vets
I highly recommend that veterans with PTSD participate in the VSP study (described above). However, if you are a veteran and do not want to participate in the study or you are a family member (spouse, child, etc) of a veteran, I can help you to help yourself. Schedule a complimentary session to begin feeling better.
If you would like to help me in getting the word out to veterans and their family members — that real help is available — please refer them to this page, http://tappingintodreams.com/ptsd/.
I look forward to hearing from you and being of service.