Healing PTSD as a Couple

Non-Military Spouses develop PTSD Symptoms similar to Husbands

By War Trauma Survivor Christel B. D’Agostino, MSW, LCSW-R, CtH

Creator of Universal Vibrational Therapy TM

 

Finally, the word seems to be getting out in the mass media that, surprisingly enough, non-military spouses develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) after their husbands’ return from deployment. Rather shocked, reporters have been questioning how could spouses who have not fought overseas develop symptoms of post-combat stress (PTSD) similar to their husbands?

It needs to be pointed out that the emotional toll on spouses during their husbands’ deployment tends to be underestimated–not only by husbands, but by the public at large. During the deployment, spouses have to fight their own inner battles, to suppress the fear whether their husbands will return alive.

Let me mention one example: When her husband finally returned back home, overjoyed, the spouse sighed with relief. Then, she discovered that he seemed preoccupied and appeared distant. She realized he was no longer the man she fell in love with. She tried her very best, poured all her love into the relationship. Despite her attempts, it did not work. Why was he so removed, drove recklessly, drank too much?

The fear for her own life set in one night. Screaming on top of his lungs, seemingly back in the war zone, her husband mistook her for the enemy. She barely escaped his firm grip and locked herself in the bathroom. From then on, she was on high alert too. She pressured her husband to seek treatment in order to resolve his trauma and heal his symptoms of PTSD. The painstaking road to healing PTSD began. Angry uncontrolled outbursts, panic, depression threatened to tear the relationship apart.

This seemingly never ending fight with PTSD tends to occur when the war energies, brought back home, are not being resolved.

Considering the enormous emotional toll that is demanded by spouses during and after deployment, I have been recommending to couples to listen to the “Healing PTSD Trauma” CDset together in the privacy of their home. It will facilitate inner bonding between the couple and is intended to lead to a dialogue while healing their trauma and their similar symptoms of PTSD. The energies of war will be transmuted. Their vibrational energies will be balanced. Their deep-seated feelings will be healed. A solid foundation will have been formed to rebuild their relationship. In addition, the wonderful tool “Restabilize Your Energy” will give the couple the opportunity to transmute any new disharmonious energies from family, friends, the outside world on a daily basis. It only takes a few minutes, however, through mutual support, it will fortify the inner bond between spouses even more.

If, as a couple, you are committed to healing PTSD, to improve the quality of your life, and be the best you can be in your loving relationship, then, the CDset “Healing PTSD Trauma” is a dream come true.

 

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By Christel D • • 2:05 PM

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

Unique PTSD Healing Method

Vibrational Energy Therapy

“Healing PTSD Trauma”

Resolves Deep-Seated Wounds

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

Increasing public awareness about PTSD is important. It is equally important to accept that healing from post-traumatic stress (PTSD) is within your reach, if you so desire. The belief that there is no cure for post-traumatic stress (PTSD) is outdated. As many benefits as traditional therapeutic methods have, they do not reach the inner core of PTSD. Energy therapy does.

Talking therapy, like CBT and any variation thereof, basically help you to become aware that your life is no longer at risk and teach you coping mechanisms, e.g. resilience, ego-strengthening techniques, etc. First, you may feel relieved, but then you realize that your invisible wound and many of the feelings linked to it are still within you. You start to wonder will you ever own yourself again? Once you have arrived at this point, it is time to search for a different solution. Look no further. My Universal Vibrational Therapy TM will transmute the energies of your symptoms of PTSD according to a disciplined protocol.

You will find more details further down, but first I want you to consider that not only veterans are suffering from the invisible wound of PTSD. While the nature of the trauma may be vastly different for civilians, the inner war is not. Too many individuals have been misdiagnosed and been battling PTSD for decades. It is unfortunate that wars, sacrifice of lives and health of our veterans had to become the eye-opener for many doctors and mental health practitioners to realize that their civilian patients had been exhibiting symptoms of PTSD. I would like to mention that my CDset “Healing PTSD Trauma” has healed veterans and civilians alike from their traumas and symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSD).

My Universal Vibrational Therapy TM has the unique advantage that it transmutes the trauma and its symptoms of PTSD through a disciplined method. Once the trauma has been transmuted through an energetic shift, it will feel like a big burden has been lifted from your shoulders. You will feel lighter and at peace within yourself. From then on, you will cleanse your vibrational field through a daily brief regime from any new energy disrupters which may have originated within your family, work situation, community, mass media, etc. The brief regime “Restabilize Your Energy” will ensure that your vibrational energy will sustain you from then on.

If you so desire, healing from post-traumatic stress (PTSD) is within reach. Would it not be wonderful to own yourself again? To restart your life on a completely new level, with a commitment to yourself to sustain your higher level of being, to feel love in your heart again, clarity of mind and peace at your core? Are you ready to treat yourself to a new level of well-being? “Healing PTSD Trauma” on CD is waiting for you.

 

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By Christel D • • 6:28 PM

Superior Results through ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’

Healing PTSD Trauma promises quick healing

Owning Yourself Again, Be More Loving

Rejoicing in Life


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

Before I will tell you about the unique advantages of ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ to heal your symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) caused by your war trauma, I want to fill you in on a new research study.

The study which I am referring to was conducted to compare how much more efficiently patients would reduce their symptoms of PTSD, if an anxiety reducing drug was administered before exposure therapy. One patient received the drug, the other patient a placebo.
While I was looking at the test results, questions come to mind.

The case study was published by Rachel Yehuda et al in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology on 12/27/2010. It is entitled “Glucocorticoid augmentation of prolonged exposure therapy: Rationale and Case Report” Rachel Yehuda is affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. Glucocorticoid is hydrocortisone, a pain relief drug in the NSAID category (a steroid). 30 mg of hydrocortisone were administered to Patient A 30 min. before his exposure therapy started. Patient B received a Placebo also 30 min. before his session started.

The purpose of this experiment was to establish whether a low dosage of glucocorticoid would reduce treatment length for exposure therapy. Ideally, the drug would calm patients enough so they would more easily revisualize their war trauma.

Anxiety Clinics have been founded in Australia to reduce their patients’ fear. These patients would receive a small amount of D-Cycloserine before the beginning of the treatment sessions[http:anxietyclinic.com.au/D-Cycloserine.html].

According to www.neurotalk.psychcentral.com a typically low dosage for pain relief of hydrocortisone is 5 mg three times per day. In the experiment the PTSD patients received 30 mg of hydrocortisone which is not a mild dosage.

After 10 sessions of receiving 30 mg of Hydrocortisone before each session, Patient A’s PTSD symptoms were 50% lower than at the beginning of the research study. 50% reduction of symptoms is considered a significant difference.

Patient B was given a placebo 30 min. before his sessions. He only reduced his PTSD symptoms by 15.8%. At times, Patient B had refused to relive his trauma, or to execute assignments. He had declared his doubts about the benefits of exposure therapy. As it turned out he had not only avoided to engage at times, however, he had left out sharing a few rather significant details  While he did make progress his desire to avoid exposure therapy altogether and his not having received the hydrocortisone are interpreted as two contributing factors for not reducing his PTSD symptoms to a greater degree.

Comparing the two case stories, it occurred to me, that while both veterans experienced significant war trauma, no mention had been made that apparently only Patient B had killed. His guilt feelings might have been rather deep and not easily solved by regular exposure therapy. He might also not have felt secure enough to bare his soul, especially at the beginning.

Now that we have looked at the shortcomings of exposure therapy I will come back to my ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’.

‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ promises quick healing, owning yourself again, be more loving, rejoicing in life. All you need to do is to listen to the CD which will transmute your symptoms of PTSD and trauma through my Universal Vibrational Therapy ™. I created it to resolve my own war trauma and I have been trauma free for nearly twenty years now. It is fast, safe and reliable.

Under unusual circumstances you will want to listen to ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ more than once. ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ will heal your symptoms of PTSD and any present or prior trauma going back till your childhood, birth, and intergenerational trauma. It does not matter what the cause of your trauma is, ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ will heal it. Then, you move on to fulfill your dreams.

Healing PTSD Trauma‘ is your superior treatment choice, combined with ‘Restabilize Your Energy’ and Success Strategies to inspire.

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By Christel D • • 9:02 PM

Become PTSD-Free thru ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’

Become free of PTSD –To Remain free

You Need to Maintain Healthy Energy

Select ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’

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

What do you prefer? To prevent PTSD with a pill or to heal post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD) energetically through the effective CD ‘Healing PTSD Trauma? ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ as a psychotherapeutic method heals present and past trauma safely and efficiently compared to prescriptions drugs.

Lately, quite a few press releases have informed us that new chemical treatment approaches for PTSD are in the most preliminary test stages. Each time they are raising hopes that if successful, PTSD could be cured easily with prescription drugs. In this particular case msnbc.com contributor, Linda Carroll, has informed us on 12/15/2010 about a study published in Biological Psychiatry. Lab tests were devised to test the behavior of the mice when exposed to a  “PTSD situation for mice“. Mice were administered the chemicals MPEP and MTEP within five hours after having been confined to receive slight shocks. The mice had exhibited overly frightened behavior. They had however calmed down after they had received the chemicals. Dr. Jelena Radulovic, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the Northwestern University, felt very encouraged by the results and envisioned that humans would become just as calm as the mice had through these chemicals after they had experienced life-threatening trauma.

There may be individuals which are drawn to prescription drugs, usually unprepared for side effects, often rather damaging to their physical health. Luckily enough, there are other therapies out there to heal PTSD. Veterans and other unsung heroes have been treated for their PTSD with cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and other treatment methods.

Not every case of PTSD may be as stubborn as my war trauma had been. My resistant trauma symptoms inspired me to create my Universal Vibrational Therapy ™. It was in 1992. My method worked. I have been trauma-free since then. You too, can be healed from your symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and remain symptom-free..

‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ does not only heal the present symptoms of  post-traumatic stress (PTSD) but also PTSD going back in time as far as childhood trauma, birth trauma and  trauma in the womb. Some symptoms of PTSD may also have been handed down to you through your forefathers. This kind of trauma is usually referred to as transgenerational trauma.

Healing PTSD Trauma‘ resolves any kind of emotional trauma. The nature of the original trauma does not matter. It could be combat stress related, be the result of a flood, a tsunami, an earth quake, or other nature related trauma.It could have originated through a man-made disaster, viz. a criminal or sexual act of any kind directed toward a vulnerable person, physical or emotional abuse. The trauma may be mild or severe, in either case, ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ is prepared to resolve it.

Among the symptoms of PTSD and emotional trauma belong: nightmares, flashbacks during the day, sleep disturbances. Hypervigilance, supersensitivity to loud noises, certain smells. Depression, guilt, grief, thoughts of no longer wanting to live.

Healing PTSD Trauma‘ will transmute the energies of trauma/PTSD and restore your healthy energy body. The CD includes Success Strategies to support a self-empowering mind-set. ‘Restabilize Your Energy’ will facilitate to maintain your energy body.

Healing PTSD Trauma‘ is your answer to healing PTSD and emotional trauma–to maintain a healthy energy body means to remain PTSD-free.

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By Christel D • • 1:05 PM

Caregivers Select ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’

Your Perfect Solution ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’

Heals Any Present & Past Emotional Trauma

‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ is unique.


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

Caregivers, veterans, and all you other unsung heroes, your perfect solution is ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’. It heals emotional trauma, present or past in an accelerated fashion in the privacy of your home. No waiting in line for an appointment to see your or your patient’s PTSD counselor or traveling to the treatment place.

‘Healing PTSD trauma‘  does not only heal present PTSD symptoms which were formed during life-threatening traumas recently, but also those traumas which occurred in prior years or even those traumas which happened in childhood. Symptoms of PTSD may have formed during combat, natural or man-made disasters, like tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, fire, accidents of any kind, violent physical or emotional abuse, viz. sexual assault, rape, or criminal acts.

Birth trauma and trauma in the womb are also included as possible sources of trauma and PTSD, since physicians believed erroneously for many decades that newly born babies and fetuses were not able to feel the pain of needles or surgeries. Finally, physicians realized that it only appeared as if the newly born child and fetus could not feel pain since they were usually drugged by the injections given to their mothers, for example to facilitate an easier birth. This kind of trauma is experienced by the infant as assault on its life.

There is also another kind of trauma and source of PTSD which has hardly been mentioned in main stream society. It is the trauma of war and its symptoms of PTSD which has been passed on in many different forms from one generation to the next in military families. The same could be said for families which may not only inherit the genetic but also the emotional imprint of certain illnesses. I am referring to transgenerational trauma.

Healing PTSD Trauma’ has been created to heal any kind of emotional trauma through an energetic shift, no matter when it happened and how many mild or extremely complex trauma accumulated in one human body.

Healing PTSD Trauma’ heals your symptoms of PTSD and emotional trauma. Symptoms include waking up screaming from nightmares, believing to be back at the trauma scene, experiencing flashbacks during the day, walking around hypvervigilant, ready to defend yourself any second when noises startle you or smells remind you of combat. You may experience insomnia, feel distant from your family and friends, feel depressed, mourn the loss of buddies, feel guilty of your deeds or, maybe, even feel guilty of being alive. You may become suicidal.

‘Healing PTSD trauma‘ will resolve your symptoms in one sitting. It is not magic. It is the Universal Vibrational Therapy ™ which I created to heal my own war trauma after the other treatment methods did not fulfill my requirements. It was in 1992. Now I am offering you the therapy which has worked for me on CD.

Caregivers, veterans, and all you other unsung heroes, ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ is your best solution to healing your symptoms of PTSD and trauma, ‘Success Strategies‘ will inspire and support and ‘Restabilize Your Energy‘ will ensure you maintain a healthy energy body.

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By Christel D • • 9:10 PM

‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ Within Your Reach

Transmute your emotional pain of PTSD

Your memory intact.

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

Healing your PTSD trauma is within your reach through ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘. It is effective, safe, gentle and fast-paced. It transmutes the emotional pain of PTSD but leaves your memory intact.

The latest test experiments at the John Hopkins School of Medicine conducted by Professor Richard L. Huganir, chair of neuroscience, have a different goal: to erase the traumatic memory of patients with PTSD.

Would you want to give up the memory of the event, once the energies of the traumatic emotional pain of PTSD are transmuted like my ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ does it for you? Erasing traumatic memory, the goal of John Hopkins’ research, would mean that you would no longer recollect any event within a certain time span. You would give up voluntarily what may be the essence of you as a person.

Even if you numb out your feelings, the memory of the event may remain intact. One day you may  face these feelings. You are being formed by your life experiences. They make you unique and rich in character. With the memory gone what will become of you as a human being? There are far better alternatives to healing your PTSD than giving up your memory.

Transmuting the energies of the trauma of PTSD through ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ offers you the unique chance to develop yourself as a viable individual, able to devise your future by processing your traumatic memory in a life enhancing manner which would not be possible otherwise.

The situation may be different if you suffer from TBI, i.e brain injury. However, the effort of the latest technological advances is geared to getting your brain and the rest of your body functioning again. So the effort is to give back, not to take away by erasing memory.

At John Hopkins mice are being tested presently. First, a fearful environment is created through electroshock– mice fear the sound. Through this sound, proteins are created in their amygdala for one or two days. These proteins (calcium-permeable AMPARS) can then be removed through drugs. The drugs are to erase fear and memory of the whole event. Reading of these experimental procedures, I could not help but be reminded of certain psychiatric patients which had received electroshock treatments. Their memory was gone except the one traumatic issue that was to be resolved.

If this erasing memory drug should ever enter the horizon of testing PTSD stricken soldiers, a lot of ethical questions need to be resolved first.

Meanwhile, you, veterans and all you other unsung heroes, please be assured that healing your PTSD symptoms is within your reach.

Healing PTSD Trauma‘ transmutes present and past traumas, even going back to your childhood, birth, the womb, and intergenerational, transgenerational trauma. ‘Healing PTSD Trauma‘ came into being through the Universal Vibrational Therapy TM (1992) which I created to transmute my own symptoms of war trauma. ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ on CD will heal any emotional trauma through energetic shifts. The Companion CD ‘Restabilize Your Energy‘ will teach you to sustain a healthy energy field, free of past and future toxic energies. As a bonus ‘Success Strategies’ are included to exchange any prior self-defeating behaviors against a life-enhancing life-style.

You will be amazed what a difference in your well-being my CD ‘Healing PTSD Trauma

will make for you.

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By Christel D • • 5:07 PM

Fighting Multiple Trauma, Even PTSD?

Fighting War Trauma, Trauma at Home

Trauma within You, Even PTSD? ‘Healing PTSD Trauma is Your Answer’

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

Fighting multiple traumas, on different fronts, may be even Post-Traumatic Stress  (PTSD)? There is the trauma of the war itself. Then, there may be trauma on the homefront, families in conflict, spouses dismayed over your absence, children in trouble, feeling abandoned. And you far away, deprived of the comfort knowing that everything is well at home, even though you are on foreign terrain. Another trauma is brewing, the one inside you. Your nerves are no longer soothed when you think of your loved ones at home. You feel like you are being torn apart inside. At times, you may not be far away from PTSD and even thoughts of suicide. The kinship to your buddies, your brothers may pull you through.

As a war trauma survivor, I have had to fight the trauma within. This is how I created my Universal Vibrational Therapy. It can help you even while deployed to restabilize your energy, to restore the clarity of thought.  ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ is your answer.

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