New PTSD treatment case study shows promising preliminary results.
Your Envisioned Mind started in the last week of November 2016 with a trial to investigate how effective their program is with clients suffering from PTSD. The new PTSD treatment trial involved several sessions with the main-researcher Beverley F. Searle over a 4-5 week period. Most sessions where done via the internet only in this case the first session was a face-to-face meeting because the client also lives in the Melbourne area. (Melbourne, Australia)
Your Envisioned Mind’s (drug-free not talking therapy) treatment process for PTSD is based on 20 years of scientific research, integrating Neuro-psychological theories of trauma, memory storage and retrieval from the Limbic System and Sub-personality theory based in Psychosynthesis.
A very brave 39 year old Fireman volunteered to work with us to overcome his PTSD with our new PTSD treatment. He had been unable to work over the last 2 years. The cause of his PTSD was clearly work related attending to numerous traumatic incidents.
Over the last 2 years he was diagnosed with depression, panic/anxiety, social phobia, suicidal thoughts.
He was prescribed and tried numerous different medications. Also he had seen a psychiatrist, psychologist, attending twice weekly a PTSD support group, under gone hypnosis, studied mindfulness, meditation, worked out at the gym to maintain fitness.
When we met the first time within 5 minutes he explained how his world was falling apart, what he already tried to get better and his desire to do what ever was needed to overcome his PTSD.
Intake tests for PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Stress.
On his intake tests the PTSD showed up as 57 on the scale of 1-100. His Depression was extremely severe, his anxiety was moderate and his stress levels were mild.
As we mentioned he attended his first session with Beverley Searle, which lasted for 1,5 – 2 hours. After that he had an other 4 sessions of 1 – 1,5 hours via the internet and in the process the client has to do some mental home work but that only takes minutes per day. He was very co-operative and did all tasks needed to get the healing process working.
After 5 weeks we tested him again for PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Stress. Normally the whole treatment process takes a bit longer but we wanted to help him before the 25th of December 2016.
The results after 5 weeks were:
- His PTSD was reduced with 28 points on a scale of 1-100. (effectively 49.12%) So we can conclude that we halved his PTSD in those 5 weeks.
- Depression went from extremely severe to normal.
- Anxiety went from moderate to mild
- Stress from mild to normal
This are very promising preliminary results that can give hope to many people with PTSD. Not only work related but also every one that has PTSD caused by different traumas in their lives.
To learn more about how we help visit our page “Help for PTSD”
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