Its become clear that there are now 1000's of soldiers and return servicemen who are suffering the effects of stress due to their military service, with many enduring the effects from Post Traumatic Stress on their own without any help.
There has been a lot of energy expended over many decades by psychologists and psychiatrists into the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress.. However the results have been mixed with only small gains, and for the most part the only real management solution has been to medicate. Decades down the road after the war in Vietnam we still see soldiers suffering from PTS will no real solution coming from traditional medicine.
I think it was Albert Einstein that said: "If we continue to do the same as we have always done we cannot expect a different result".
Which brings me to a harsh conclusion: We cannot sit back expecting a different outcome for our soldiers if we continue to use the same tools as we have been using for decades.
If we continue to follow these same treatment paths then our returning soldiers from our recent deployments into countries such as IRAQ and Afghanistan could also possibility follow our Vietnam Vets with looking down the barrel of long and ineffective treatment programs.
However thankfully the tide has begun to turn, traditional medicine is now at a place where the door is opening to other solutions.
EFT for Soldiers Suffering PTSD
I know I have some very strong opinions when it comes to treatment being handed out (this comes in part because of my own military service), sometimes I say things that others don't agree with. But its time it was said; else we run the real possibility of another generation in this country suffering for decades to come.
EFT is exceeding in this area in leaps and bounds making decade long leaps ahead of conventional therapy, I see this every time I sit down with men and women who have suffered immensely from child abuse.
The same goes for our soldiers and return serviceman from past wars or recent deployments. A couple of hours here and there with an EFT Practitioner can save decades of therapy. But more importantly you can regain your life.
I know I am making sensational claims but there are countless stories available which you can easily locate with only a quick search on the internet. Here is just one video which illustrates the use of EFT:
There have been some interesting studies made along side with the department of defense in the US which has gleamed some remarkable results due to the use of EFT and other similar modalities. This is great as it means that institutions around the globe are finally opening up and admitting that we need another approach, which means its time we in Australia follow suit.
I know my article above may have appeared to negate psychology, but it wasn't my intention. Yes there are many things about psychology that cannot be addressed by EFT, so psychology has its place as it is helping many 1000's of people every day around the globe, and because of this its needed. Yet in areas of PTS it is my belief that conventional therapy has been failing to deliver real solutions, and thankfully these institutions are starting to agree and starting to look at other alternatives.
We need to admit to ourselves when there is a better alternative and to make that available to our soldiers.