PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Pat Farrell resolves her own PTSD

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Hi Everyone,

If you are involved with PTSD, you will want to read this article by Pat Farrell.

Hugs, Gary


By Pat Farrell

Hi Gary:

I thought that you'd enjoy this experience of my own.

Post traumatic stress disorder can result from a variety of sources, all of which involved some traumatic event.

  • Combat or military exposure
  • Child sexual or physical abuse
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Sexual or physical assault
  • Serious accidents, such as a car wreck.
  • Natural disasters, such as a fire, tornado, hurricane, flood, or earthquake.

Three times over a period of about 25 years, I experienced shortness of breath, blood draining from my face and heart palpitations and had to pull over while driving.  Even though this occurred so seldom, these are typical symptoms of PTSD.  Years later, I started putting things together that at each occurrence, I was passing an accident just at the moment that a person on a gurney was being put into an ambulance.  By this time I was experienced in EFT and started looking for an explanation.

When I was twenty, I was trapped in a car for 3 hours while the rescue team tried to extract me after a horrible accident.  Four of us in my little car were hit head-on by a 59 Oldsmobile.  That’s similar to a tank running over an ant. I realized that during that time, in an unconscious or semi-conscious state, I must have seen or heard the rescuers talking about my friend that had died in the accident. Using EFT I tapped on

Even though I have this stressful response each time I see a body being removed from a car…

Even though the experience of them removing Rita’s body from the crash is deeply embedded in my subconscious…

Even though I feel responsible for Rita’s death…

I tapped on the body points using wording like:

This reaction to bodies being put in an ambulance.

This reaction.

That can’t be Rita on the stretcher.

I’m afraid they’ll never get me out of the car.

I then used a round of:

I choose to release this subconscious reaction to seeing an accident.

I choose to release this reaction.

Then I did an entire round on guilt about Rita’s death and the medical struggles that my friends, Frankie and Danny, experienced over the years.

Even though the state police said it wasn’t my fault, I have been holding on to this guilt for forty years…

Even though I didn’t feel that people blamed me, I have been holding on to this guilt…

Even though I didn’t realize it, I have been punishing myself for all these years…

This guilt that it must have been my fault

I choose to release this guilt.

It wasn’t until about a week after the accident, when my family was sure that I would be OK, that they finally told me of Rita’s death.  While I felt shocked, I remember not really being surprised, and realized that my subconscious was already aware of the tragedy.

I have done lots of work to release the guilt over the years and finally feel free of it after EFT.  EFT is truly the miracle drug…without the drug.  I would love to see more use of EFT for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Best regards,

Pat Farrell

 

 

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