Healing PTSD

PTSD Causes, Best Healing Methods
Under Review by Congress

Christel B. D’Agostino, MSW, LCSW-R, CtH
War Trauma Survivor, Creator of the Universal Vibrational Therapy TM

 

If you are wondering “What is PTSD?” you are not alone. The Congress requested to know and sponsored a nationwide research study to collect data from the DoD/VA to determine the cause of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and the different treatment methods which heal PTSD best and are most cost-effective. Mostly traditional treatment methods used to heal PTSD were selected for the study. Commonly known is the President’s order for the DoD and VA to select their best ten innovative pilot programs created in the attempt to heal PTSD. Long-standing recommendations of The World Health Organization (WHO) how to heal PTSD have not been considered.

Since the 1980s the question “What is PTSD?” has puzzled the research community. Then, the American Psychiatric Association classified post-traumatic stress (PTSD) as a mental disorder and opened the doors for serious research as to its causes. Depending on the orientation of the particular research team different kinds of belief systems emerged. As a result, different kinds of treatment approaches to healing PTSD were innovated. The advance in biomolecular medicine allowed the increased use of medication to reduce symptoms and the emotional trauma.

Then, the VA was faced with the responsibility to evaluate the most appropriate psychotherapies and chose CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) as a short-term treatment modality to heal PTSD. It was expected that symptoms of PTSD would be healed, once patients learned to confront their fears and terrors cognitively. The success rate of 50% seemed significant enough to consider CBT treatment a success. Gains achieved did not always last over time. Veterans would return for further PTSD healing or explore different ways to deal with their inner monsters. However, by necessity, too many veterans have been returning for decades for regular brief appointments to secure their prescription medication, in particular for the so-called secondary symptoms of PTSD, e.g. depression, insomnia. Not all patients react well to medication. Often serious side effects have been experienced.

Once Exposure or Virtual Reality therapy were added to CBT and then, EMDR, for faster results in healing PTSD, it has been puzzling to researchers that during the initial therapy sessions, veterans seemed to have healed their PTSD successfully, yet, would report during their follow-up appointment that they felt bad or even worse than before. Or patients would insist how much better they actually felt; yet, tests failed to confirm their convictions.

The answer to this phenomenon can be found in the large global data base of the World Health Organization (WHO), and in quite a few text books which I remember well from my own professional training. The World Health Organization strongly advises against having patients relive, or recount the life-threatening trauma in an effort to heal PTSD. Independent research in Israel, where the exposure therapy had originated, showed the same result: Patients who were exposed to relive or recount their trauma showed signs of reinforced PTSD. The World Health Organization has found that the victims do best in settings which provide a sense of security and acceptance within the community, followed by some culture-specific cleansing ritual to make the sufferer feel at home again. Since we don’t have these rituals, we need to innovate our own to healing PTSD.

Let me suggest my method of healing PTSD: the Universal Vibrational Therapy TM. I selected psychological theory as treatment protocol, while the invasive energies are being transmuted through an energetic shift of the Universal Vibrations. Through the shift the disrupted energies are being replenished through life-affirming vibrational energy. As a result, not only the symptoms of PTSD but also deep-seated feelings will be released from the subconscious.I am thinking of grief, mourning, shame, guilt, self-blame, self-indictment. It will feel like a big burden has been lifted from your shoulders and you will feel lighter. A brief daily regime to transmute any new unwanted energies is included. If you are willing to heal your PTSD, to own yourself, to enjoy life and all it has to offer, it will work for you.

The Universal Vibrational Therapy TM is now available on CD. It is increasingly popular as the self-help tool “Healing PTSD Trauma”.

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By Christel D • • 2:32 PM

PTSD: To Conquer or to Deal With It


Christel B. D’Agostino, MSW, L-CSW-R, CtH
Trauma Expert, War Trauma Survivor

PTSD: What do you expect from yourself –
To Conquer your PTSD or to Deal with it?
What is Your Choice?

heart-fieldYou have returned home from combat. After a few weeks you may start having flashbacks, or become hypervigilant with uncontrollable outbursts of rage. You may experience nightmares or a combination of all of these symptoms or even others. In the waiting room at the VA you get a chance to listen in on the conversations of other vets. You learn that some of them have been coming here for years, even decades, for their medication to support their mental and/or physical health. What about therapy you ask? It has not always worked.

Often it appeared as if their trauma treatment were successful, yet symptoms returned when least expected. You get a rundown of the different kinds of therapies which are being used at the different VA Hospitals. You hear that the VA has been sponsoring research in hopes to find more effective treatment methods than the ones prevalent right now. Finally, it is your turn. After the usual routine of test batteries and consultation, it turns out that your diagnosis is PTSD. Your treatment of short-term exposure therapy combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy is to start in a few weeks. A prescription is handed to you.

What is PTSD?

The American Psychiatric Association has classified post-traumatic stress (PTSD) as a mental disorder in their DSM-IV edition. It intends to change the diagnosis for veterans to post-combat stress in their next edition. In general, PTSD has been considered as a severe anxiety disorder, caused by exposure to a potentially life-threatening event. Looking at PTSD from a scientific viewpoint, you may start to wonder whether it might need to be reclassified as an energy disorder. Allow me to explain my viewpoint.

Scientists have long recognized that each cell in our physical body is supported by intricate systems of energy, i.e. the energy body.. Already in 1931 Nobel Prize-winner Otto Warburg measured tiny electronic voltages in cells. From then on, research continued with astounding results. The functioning of organs, e.g. kidneys or liver, has been measured by the different frequencies these tiny electromagnetic impulses emit. Not so long ago, a special version of the MRI has been designed to measure the energetic health of individuals diagnosed with blast-induced TBI and PTSD.

Aside from the energetic structures within the physical body, there is also a broad protective layer, the energy field, around the body, with the function to protect the energy body, and the other bodies (i.e. mental, emotional, physical, spiritual) from invasion of hostile energies. On the battlefield this protective energy field is overpowered by the onslaught of powerful hostile energy waves, (i.e. blasts of IEDs). These hostile energies proceed to invade the energy body. The energy body then alarms the other bodies in a chain reaction. According to Integrative Medicine the body which was attacked first, needs to be healed first. In this case, the energy body has been violated first. Therefore, it needs to be healed first. Only then, healing the other bodies fully will succeed.

While the invasion of our energy body and the chain reaction to alarm the other bodies occurs, the only message which our conscious awareness understands is when the PTSD symptoms set in. It is the signal to heal the compromised energy body, to take action to heal and strengthen it. Only then, it can re-assume its natural role to protect the physical body and to prevent further harm. To conclude:

PTSD is the signal of the energy body, to alarm all other systems that the energy body has been invaded. Action needs to be taken to heal the energy body, to strengthen it again so it can re-assume its natural role to protect the whole body and to prevent further harm to the whole system.

 

What is the unique advantage of energy therapy?

 

Energy therapy does not desensitize you to suppress your feelings. On the contrary, once the traumatic event and its symptoms have been transmuted through an energetic shift in a very gentle fashion, without having to relive the trauma, you will rediscover the richness of your inner self. The Universal Vibrational Therapy TM is the energy therapy which offers you in-depth healing of any emotional trauma which caused your symptoms of post-combat stress. I created it in 1992 to heal my own war trauma. It has withstood the test of time. I have been trauma-free for over twenty years now. The Universal Vibrational Therapy TM has become the foundation of “Healing PTSD Trauma”. which I have developed with you, Veterans, in mind so you can listen to my CD set and experience the energetic shift of having the roots of your emotional trauma transmuted in the privacy of your home. Any secondary symptoms like depression are transmuted as well. Once your energetic health is restored, you want to maintain it through a brief daily routine to fight off any new invasive energies, which easily bombard each and every one in chaotic times.

Will you assume the responsibility for your trauma treatment and conquer your PTSD through the Universal Vibrational Therapy TM? You will be free to rediscover your inner self, create a rich life and follow your dreams and visions.

I would like to emphasize that the CDset is not only for veterans returning from the battlefield, but also for civilians either diagnosed with PTSD or any other trauma, e.g. mobbing, i.e. harassment at the workplace/school, invasive surgeries, sexual assault, childhood trauma, ancestral trauma, to name a few.

The CD set “Healing PTSD Trauma” and “Restabilize Your Energy” is based on the energetic shift of the Universal Vibrational Therapy TM to transmute the energies of any present or prior emotional trauma, the cause of your post-combat stress. While listening to the CD, your natural resilience will re-emerge, clarity of thought will be restored. Shame and guilt will be transmuted , as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression. The Success Strategies will encourage you to develop a certain expertise about your own energy body. Guidelines on how to erase old unwanted behavior patterns are included. “Restabilize Your Energy” serves as a reminder to maintain your energy field at all times in prime condition. The CD set “Healing PTSD Trauma” and “Restabilize Your Energy” will empower you to fulfill your dreams and visions.

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By Christel D • • 10:40 PM

Preventing Suicide

WHY WOULD A YOUNG HERO COMMIT SUICIDE? Have you asked yourself this question?

In Memory of Clay Warren Hunt and all the other War Heroes who have served our country in patriotic duty and could no longer tolerate to live among us. 
Why would a young war hero who seems to have everything going for him give up on life?

 

A) WHAT COULD BE THE REASON FOR SUICIDE HAPPENING BACK HOME?

– Could it be because PTSD/trauma came home with our hero?
– Does our hero feel unbearable shame and guilt over events which happened on foreign land?
– Has he lost buddies over there and blames himself for their death?
– Did his buddies die through friendly fire?
– Does he feel, he should have died, instead of his buddies?
– Does our hero feel drawn to join his buddies on the other side?
– Could he feel guilty for having caused the death of innocent civilians, adults and children alike?
– Has our hero been the victim of military rape?
– Does our hero feel alienated from everybody?
– Have family conflicts become too difficult to handle in addition to the invisible wounds? 
– Has our hero been abandoned by spouse or lover?– Has our hero or heroine become homeless?
– Has our hero lost faith in himself and the world?– Does our hero feel as if he had lost his soul?
– Are you aware that certain depression drugs are associated with increased risk of suicide?
– Did our hero take to the bottle, misused drugs to drown emotional and physical pain?

 

B) WHAT COULD BE THE REASON FOR SUICIDE ON FOREIGN LAND?
– All of the above, or even more?

 

C) WHAT ARE POSSIBLE SUICIDE RISKS?
–  Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others
–  Keeping firearms in the house
–  Prior suicide attempts
– Chronic physical illness, including pain 
– Incarceration
– Violence, physical/sexual abuse
– Family history of suicide, mental disorder, substance abuse.

 

D) WHAT ARE WARNING SIGNS?
– Our hero might say: “It would be better, if I was not around”.
– Feeling helpless, hopeless, worthless
– Saying “I want out”, “I’m tired of Life”
– Having a death wish, tempting fate: e.g. running red lights, driving too fast.
– Thinking or talking about suicide 
– Sudden, unexpected switch from deep sadness to extreme happiness.
– Clinical depression: loss of interest, increasing loss of appetite and sleep, deep sadness.
– Visiting, calling people to say good-bye.

 

E) WHAT CAN YOU DO?
– Take our hero seriously.
– Listen to what the individual has to say.
– Ask what our hero is planning to do.
– Do not leave the individual alone.
– Depending on the situation call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or take the person to a health care professional or the emergency room. If all else fails, call 911.
– Be supportive in a very understanding way.
PLEASE BE PREPARED. YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO SAVE A LIFE.
 
By Christel B. D’Agostino, MSW, LCSW-R, CtHTrauma Expert, War Trauma SurvivorA word of encouragement for all you Spouses, Families, Caregivers of War Heroes suffering from post-combat stress. PTSD can be resolved easily through my “Healing PTSD Trauma” on Cd and the companion CD “Restabilize Your Energy”. I created it with your loved ones in mind. 
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By Christel D • • 2:50 PM

Healing PTSD Trauma Transmutes Your Guilt

“Healing PTSD Trauma” resolves Disconnect

between Military and Civilian Life

Your feelings of isolation and alienation

Christel B. D’Agostino, MSW, LCSW-R, CtH

Your feelings of wanting to be back for the fight. Whatever conflicted feelings are tearing up your gut, the energies of “Healing PTSD Trauma” will conquer them all.

“Healing PTSD Trauma” will resolve your symptoms of post-combat stress (PTSD) and rebalance your emotions.”‘Healing PTSD Trauma” will transmute feelings of guilt. Guilt of having killed. Guilt of not having been able to save buddies. Can’t forgive yourself of what you consider having let down your buddies, your country. “Healing PTSD Trauma” provides the opportunity to heal yourself in the privacy of your home.

It does not matter what the circumstances are which provoked your condition.”‘Healing PTSD Trauma” will transmute the energies that triggered your emotional trauma. Your nerves will calm down. At a certain point, you will realize that the disconnect has been replaced by the inner knowing of owning yourself again.

Through ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ the emotional triggers will lose their power over you. If you feel empty without the triggers, resist the temptation to draw them back into your energy field. Ask yourself how as a civilian you can find the same gratification that you experienced while in the military. Now that you are back home, after you have taken care of your physical and emotional needs what invaluable contribution would you want to render your country?

Allow yourself to turn your sense of isolation and dissatisfaction with civilian life around. ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ with the Companion CD ‘Restabilize Your Energy‘ will entice you to heal your war trauma and your post-traumatic stress (PTSD).

‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ transmutes the energies of your depression, your anxiety or panic attacks, your aggressive outbursts of anger, your hypervigilance, your sensitivity to noises or smells, your sense of detachment, your suicidal thoughts, your insomnia, your flashbacks, and all the other signs of post-traumatic stress (PTSD).

It is important to note that ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ is unique. ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ does not only heal present single or multiple trauma. ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ also resolves past trauma, no matter whether it occurred in the recent past or years ago, during childhood or birth.

Healing PTSD Trauma‘ resolves your emotional trauma in an accelerated fashion. It does not take months or weeks.You only need to listen to the CDset, maybe once or a few times, depending on the severity of your trauma. You will also learn how to maintain a vibrant energy field through a daily brief exercise explained in the Companion CD “Restabilize Your Energy”.

I was inspired to create my special method to resolve my own war trauma which had followed me through my professional training and through different kinds of therapies. I called my creation the Universal Vibrational Therapy in 1992. I registered it as a Service Mark, back then, now it has become a Trade Mark. My Universal Vibrational Therapy TM has enabled me to become trauma-free and stay trauma-free for nearly twenty years now. So can you!

The CD set “Healing PTSD Trauma” will transmute your symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSD), while “Restabilize Your Energy” will motivate you to maintain a healthy energy body through a brief exercise, and the added-on Success Strategies will inspire you to transform self-defeating behavior patterns of old into a self-empowering vision of life.


 

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By Christel D • • 5:52 PM

Fight Back Thru ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’

If PTSD is Your Challenge,

Combat Vets or Non-Combatants,

Then, Healing PTSD Trauma is for You.


Christel B. D’Agostino, MSW, LCSW-R, CtH

Healing PTSD Trauma‘ allows you to reconquer yourself and your emotional health from the symptoms of PTSD and war trauma in an accelerated fashion. ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ resolves any present and past trauma, whether mild or complex, through an energetic shift and restores the health and strength of your energy body so you will be able to return to your regular life style.

Before I tell you more about the unique advantages of ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ let me relate to you the finding of the research conducted by Dr. Alan L. Peterson, Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, December 2010.

The result shows that in a war zone non-combatant military is six times more at risk to develop post-traumatic stress (PTSD) than in a  non-war zone. In a war zone, non-combat personnel is exposed to the same life-threatening events, explosions, rockets, etc. as the troops while at the same time, the non-combatants are transporting and treating severely wounded soldiers.They handle body parts and the dead.

It has been hypothesized that combat soldiers have an advantage compared to non-combatant personnel. Combat soldiers are trained to expect life-threatening events and have the chance “to fight back” which may make them less vulnerable to PTSD than non-combatants.

This last point has its merits and needs to be taken into consideration.

Of course, when faced with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSD), both combat soldiers and non-combatants encounter the same challenge: They need to fight their PTSD. ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ provides the unique advantage that it will heal mild or severe symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSD).

Symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) include flashbacks, i.e. reliving the traumatic event again, nightmares about the life-threatening incident, insomnia, uncontrollable outbursts of rage, detachment from family and friends, sensitivity to noises and smells, panic attacks, depression, guilt feelings, grief about having lost buddies, suicidal thoughts. ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ will heal your post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and your trauma through the Universal Vibrational Therapy TM. I created this therapy to resolve my own war trauma twenty years ago. I have been trauma free since then. You can achieve the same results.

Healing PTSD Trauma‘ on CD allows you to fight back. You may need to listen only once. Others listen more often to fortify the gains or to integrate the Success Strategies more fully. You will also receive a Companion CD “Restabilize Your Energy” to fortify your energy body to withstand any possible future trauma. ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ is ideal to heal your PTSD so you will be able to enjoy life again and to pursue your dreams.

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By Christel D • • 9:19 PM

‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ resolves Grief/Guilt

Loss of a Loved One – a Trauma

Grief/Guilt are Healed through ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’

Christel B. D’Agostino, MSW, LCSW-R, CtH

The holiday season may be rather difficult for many of you, veteran families. The upcoming holidays may hit you in the gut. It is difficult to celebrate with a light heart when a chair remains empty, when memories of the loved one get you teary-eyed, feeling guilty not having been the perfect you and wishing you would get a second chance. The loss of a loved one is a trauma.

And you veterans, discharged or in-between-deployment,  who are happy to share Thanksgiving with your family, may once again become painfully aware that you do not feel like you used to before you went to war. You miss your buddies.

You have also experienced these nightmares, flashbacks–you are not quite sure whether you have a case of PTSD. You do not feel comfortable at all and wonder what  the odds are. These symptoms that are associated with post traumatic stress (PTSD) do not fit into your scheme.
You have different plans for yourself. You have been envisioning a bright future, and now this comes along. The thought hardly leaves your mind: do you have it or don’t you? Enough to get you all confused.

Stop your pondering. ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ was not only created for severe symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but also for those of you, veterans, that are not quite sure whether you might or might not have PTSD. You could even use it as a prophylactic just to make sure that your energy field gets re-energized by having all the toxic energies from the war transmuted through the Universal Vibrational Therapy TM. I created the Universal Vibrational Therapy ™ in 1992 to heal my own war trauma which I had carried around for years. It will also resolve any grief or guilt which you might have about the loss of a loved one.

Healing PTSD Trauma‘ on CD heals any trauma, present or past, including childhood trauma, birth trauma, trauma while in the womb, and trauma of your forefathers, so-called transgenerational trauma. Once the symptoms of PTSD are transmuted, you will be ready to restart your life, listening to the Companion CD ‘Restabilize Your Energy’, and reflect upon the Success Strategies to replace any self-defeating behavior with a positive mindset..

‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ on CD will allow you to restart your life.

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By Christel D • • 5:55 PM
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