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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