I was a driver on convoys in Croatia and Bosnia in early 90’s before the Dayton Agreement. It took 6 years for the PTSD, Combat Stress etc… to go full throttle on my brain, body and soul, the latter being the worst in my opinion. More than fifteen years has past and I am still fucked up, but not nearly as bad. I decided to tap on a panic attack that I had in the middle of the night. After five minutes, I felt no pain, not in my body not in my soul.
I actually fell asleep. I can only say that I tapped my way out of it. Next day, I woke up and had a great day. I am going to continue to tap and free myself from the ghosts that haunt all of us.Read More
Asking for help is almost impossible for many Veterans. And it seems to be more acceptable for the military to see their traumatized veterans self medicate with alcohol and drugs, than to give them access to information that can help them heal and be strong again.Read More
If we truly want to help our Veterans heal, we have to support those who have contact, who support them right now.
Families and friends can talk to a veteran in a very different, caring and compassionate way, much better than a mental health professional who has a very limited amount of time to adjust the drug cocktail that someone might receive. It is the time and caring that many Veterans need.
“Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials,” The effectiveness of parachutes has never been subjected to rigorous evaluation by using randomised controlled trials. Advocates of evidence based medicine have criticised the adoption of interventions evaluated by using only observational data. We think that everyone might benefit if the most radical protagonists of ‘evidence based medicine” organised and participated in a double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, crossover trial of the parachuteRead More
If you receive the www.eftuniverse.com newsletter, you have already heard about the meeting with a Colonel from Walter Reed last week, as well as the round table at the committee for veterans affairs on July 21st.
I was honored to attend the meeting, and to share about the work with Veterans and EFT.
I was told this week that the Military deals with the well being of the soldiers internally and they don’t need outside help. Given the 18 suicides per day that the military has to justify these days, I find this policy to be questionable. I know massage therapists, chiropractors and business owners who are happy to donate free services to Veterans and their families. At the same time, I have talked with many soldiers who wish that someone would help them, but they simply don’t know what is possible and available. It is my sincere hope that the chain of command will overcome their fear of civilian supporters and accept and communicate the help that is readily available for the troops and their families.Read More