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Today in Brain Training: Peace in the Middle of the Anxiety Storm…

A client reports, after 10 sessions, that her appetite for food and life have opened up again, she’s now enjoying quality sleep without the aide of any medicines, and she’s got a calm sense of confidence even though she’s navigating through a very difficult personal matter (storm). Here is her survey report:Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 2.59.25 PM

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Beating Depression Permanently Without Medications

I have been providing brain waive optimization for the past three and a half years. I have analyzed and provided session plans for over 12,000 sessions. I have now helped hundreds of people overcome their depression permanently without medications. In 2008 I personally overcame my depression without the use of medications and have been depression free since then. I just wanted to personally describe how successful we have been this month helping people recover from their depressions.

In the beginning of the month, a 26 year old male came in because he was having difficulties with his relationship with his fiancé. During his process with us, his fiancé broke off their engagement. He was sadden by this, but did not miss a day of work, and was able to function well. He (and his employer) were quite amazed. He reported that it was devastating, but now he could cope and not sink down into the mire of shame and guilt that he used to experience.

Beat Depression Using Brain Wave Optimization - Brain TrainingAlso in the beginning of the month a 30 year old army veteran who’s Humvee was hit by a missile in Iraq, came in. He was burned on over 80% of his body. This was not however, why he came to see us. He reported that he had an anger problem way before he ever went to Iraq. This was why he wanted help. He completed 16 sessions over a course of three weeks. He has reported never feeling better. His anger is now well under control.

A 30 year old woman came in because she has battled depression for many years. She was in the middle of another bad bout when she came in due to difficulties surrounding her work and her ex-husband. She is now smiling ear to ear.

A 35 year old female physician came in because her stress levels and obsession with the well-being of her daughter were pushing her to a level of having panic attacks etc. Her depression was now causing her much difficulty. She has completed 10 sessions and is amazed at how much better she is feeling.

A 50 year old woman came in for anxiety and depression. She has completed six sessions, and has reported “I am now one of your greatest fans!”

A 22 year old mane came in due to battling depression. He had been taking benzodiazepine addictively. He has now stopped and reports having an unexplained general feeling of happiness.

A 45 year old fireman came in due to PTSD, anxiety and depression. He performed 15 sessions. I received a text today from a friend of his that said “…he told me he really feels great and the training has really worked well…”

The young lady who sent me that text and referred him to me came in to overcome her depression. She performed 16 sessions and has an entirely new lease on life. She has referred many others to us as well. She may be coming in next week to do a video testimonial, which we will be posting to youtube soon!!!!

This has been a great month in beating depression. I felt compelled to report this on our Blog. If you or anyone you know is suffering from PTSD, anxiety, and/or depression, please have them contact us as soon as possible. We are helping people beat this horrible mental disease everyday without medications!!

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Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) Article

A young Marine hero of Iraq is being called “the author of the most important psychological memoir of 2009” by a Miami counselor

 Jeremiah Workman is a certified hero. Marine. Winner of The Navy Cross – the second highest medal of valor.

 But, Jeremiah Workman is a hero not because of anything he did in battle – he’ll be the first to tell you that. He’s a hero because he survived Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and has produced a gripping account of the incident that his PTSD and his struggle to overcome the emotional trauma

 “It’s a masterful work that gives hope not just to those traumatized by battle but to everyone who’s ever struggled with PTSD,” notes Francis J. Flynn, Psy. D., CAP, director of the Brain Training Centers of Florida, and himself a PTSD survivor.

Workman writes to Iraq and Afghan war vets – and to anyone with PTSD – with an eloquence that would make Shakespeare jealous and is still absolutely down to earth.

 Five years after his battlefield experience, he tells them

 The campaign continues…I have my good days and bad ones. Sometimes it looks like I’ve made a lot of progress. Other days, I slip and fall. That’s the nature of the game now, and the point is to keep playing to win for yourself and your family.

 [PTSD] affects us in different ways, but ultimately some of us develop the worse symptoms of PTSD: rage, overheated emotions, flashbacks, and overwhelming guilt. Our brains have been chemically altered by the trauma the war inflicted.

 We’re proud men and women who don’t like to admit we’re hurting. To do so is a sign of weakness that in our warrior profession we normally revile. Your pain is my pain. We share that as a bond, as do our families who have endured so much. 

 The truth is cold and harsh. Everyone one of us combat veterans who attempts suicide, every one of us who wakes up one day running empty on hope is a casualty of war just as sure as the men who died over there around us. If you are at that point, like I once was, all I can say is this: Don’t give the Muj the satisfaction. You pull that trigger, you swallow those pills, and they win. I can’t think of anything worse after seeing what barbarians they are…

 Don’t be afraid to reach out for help. This is a war nobody can wage alone. There is no shame in PTSD, it is a human response to trauma that is a natural part of our composition. The shame lies is submission.

 “Jeremiah Workman has produced a dynamic page-turner description of PTSD that is almost too painful to read,” says Flynn. “Anyone, absolutely anyone who works with an Iraq or Afghan vet who’s experiencing symptoms of PTSD has to read it,” said Flynn, who has already recommended Workman’s book to a number of his clients.

Flynn, who traces his PTSD to his experience as a political prisoner in Latin America in the early 1970s, notes that PTSD affects more than war vets. “Parents and children who provide long term care for family members going through chronic death, firefighters – especially EMTs, and intensive care nurses and staff members, even members of the clergy who spend years listening to others’ problems can experience caretakers fatigue that manifests itself as PTSD,” notes Flynn.

 “In many cases, it manifests as an abiding sense of physical exhaustion and, no matter how many hours you sleep, there’s a sense of never waking refreshed.”

 “Trauma upsets the natural balances of the brain, whether from care-giving or childhood physical/emotional/sexual abuse or from being ‘boots on the ground’ in Afghanistan and Iraq,” notes Flynn. “That imbalance will manifest itself in a thousand ways – from fear and startle responses to depression and alcohol and drug abuse.” The Brain Training Centers of Florida has specialized in assisting clients to achieve a new balance of brain wave energies and, in many cases, experiencing dramatic or complete relief from their PTSD symptoms.

 “No one can erase the memories or trauma, but we can help to take away their life-limiting power,” says Flynn.

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