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PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Bob Patefield wipes out his own PTSD

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated. Please use my newest advancement, Optimal EFT. It is more efficient, more powerful and clearly explained in my free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™.  Best wishes, Gary

Hi Everyone,

Consider this "impossible" case.

Before EFT, health professionals would have gasped at the mere notion of anyone trying to collapse their own Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. How could someone do this on their own when even the most knowledgeable pro would typically take months or years ... and usually a lot of meds ... to make any noticeable progress? I personally think such severe trauma should be handled under the guidance of a skilled EFT professional because unexpected intensities could certainly arise. However, Bob couldn't get this help as he was on a long waiting list to see a psychologist. Sooooo, he got our materials and did it himself. Please consult physicians on all medical issues.

Hugs, Gary

By Bob Patefield

Hi Gary.

I want to thank you so much for this wonderful tool that came to me just as I needed it.

Two and a half years ago my 14 year career as a Paramedic ended following a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I was in a real mess. Nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, compulsive behaviours to name a few.

As I travelled around, I would pass places I had attended serious road accidents and other traumatic events and they would vividly replay in my mind. I would see the accident in any situation. If someone simply crossed the road in front of me, I would see them fall and injure themselves in graphic detail. I would see my partner off to work in the morning and then was unable get images of her in a serious road accident out of my mind. It was a very unpleasant time.

I'm not sure how I got in this state. It seemed very gradual although there were some very traumatic incidents in my career, the worst being the attempted murder of two young boys by their father. My colleague of that day never worked again, it was so distressing for him. I managed another seven years. If only I had known about EFT then.

Although I got some basic counselling though my GP I was left on a very long waiting list to see a psychologist. I was desperate to find a self help tool.

I had seen EFT 2 years before, but wasn't convinced, so when my partner had her longstanding fear of heights diffused very rapidly I had to look in more detail.

I downloaded the manual and got tapping straight away. I was getting results almost immediately. I would spend an hour or so a day tapping on whatever issues came to mind, shifting here and there, tree to tree, using it to diffuse anxiety and stress in whatever situation arose. I ordered the wonderful DVDs and watched them all over the next 12 months, using the techniques I learned on myself and others.

When I finally got my appointment to see the psychologist (after a 2 year wait) she could find no traces of PTSD at all. She seemed very surprised that I had managed to deal with the PTSD myself so I told her how I had gone about it. She seemed to think that EFT had somehow suppressed these feelings and they would resurface in the future. We know different though.

EFT has helped me not only get over the PTSD, it has also helped me rid myself of tons of negative baggage from my childhood, self limiting beliefs, build a growing hi-fi business and set myself up as an EFT Practitioner in Lancashire.

My whole family has benefited from these great techniques and it has made us closer than we have ever been. I am currently offering a free group session to Ambulance staff from my old service. Not just for their benefit, but for the benefit of their patients too. There are so many opportunities to use EFT in frontline emergency care that I almost miss being a Paramedic - Mmmm! Night shifts. No. I changed my mind. I don't miss it at all.

Thank you so much Gary. Having watched all the DVDs I feel like I know you. The one friend I have never actually spoken too.

Kindest regards

Bob Patefield


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