Saturday, November 30, 2013

New PTSD Treatments Harm Veterans

This post is intentionally controversial. Rather, this post asserts my position firmly and you're welcome to disagree with me.

A recent episode of 60 Minutes discussed new treatments being used to treat trauma (PTSD) in veteran. My RRT® community had a huge backlash over this and was disgusted at retraumatization as a "cure." If you were raped, would you want to relive rape until you were desensitized or would you rather an alternative that worked faster and involved none of that painful reliving?

Here's what we know:
  1. There is no need to relive trauma or guilt in order to clear it.
  2. Trauma does not need to be remembered in order to be cleared.
  3. Rapid Resolution Therapy is a painless way to get rid of the trauma and its effects. 
  4. Rapid Resolution Therapy works quickly, often in just 1-3 sessions.
  5. There are many qualified good therapists around the US and in the UK. Click here for a referral, or ask me for one in your area.
  6. RRT therapists offer some pro bono services for persons who cannot afford to pay full fee.
  7. Substance abuse is correlated with trauma at the rate of 70%.
  8. There is a cure for trauma, despite what the VA is telling our vets.
Save a life, refer a veteran for GOOD help. There is plenty of bad therapy and the RRT community is outraged at these bad techniques. We want it better for veterans, for society, for all of us.

These are my informed opinions; form your own opinion. Here is a link to the article at Psychology Today. And here is a video clip from the 60 Minutes show.

Autumn Hahn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist practicing at Clear Mind Group in Weston, Florida. Call 954-612-9553 for a consultation. Follow Autumn on Twitter and Facebook. Subscribe on the right under Follow by Email for the weekly blog delivered directly to you.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Enjoy the Now

This is becoming a theme in the world around me. I'm noticing so many people - on their cell phones, on their computers, working, feeding the machine - instead of living.

We get a short time to be alive. We get to meet all sorts of interesting people and filter out those we aren't into and keep those we really like to stay in our lives. We get to be exposed to all sorts of things and filter out those things we're not into to keep the things we dig. Let's do that stuff together. Let's share the stuff we dig with the people we like. Let's do that every day!

Let's not hashtag out lives away.

I was at Universal Studios last weekend, grateful to be taken along for free on my husband's company trip. We left our cell phones in the hotel room and talked to one another in line. We people-watched, made up stories about the relationships of others that we saw, rode rides, talked about life, and generally just enjoyed each other's company.

We saw ton's of people on their cell phones and it grated on the both of us - both of us are technophiles, I should mention; I have 3 Twitter accounts and am no stranger to the amazing wonders of technology. But you're on vacation; enjoy it. Don't #vacation #rollercoasters #havingagreattime. Actually do that stuff. Talk about it later.

Enjoy the now. There is nothing more.