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Letter From Congressman Tim Ryan to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki:
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A World Without PTSD: Dawson Church’s Keynote Speech at the “Veterans, Trauma and Treatment” Conference. Listen & download here…
Welcome to the Veterans Stress Project
Of the 2.4 million Americans deployed in the recent Middle East wars, an estimated 30% have returned with PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder). That’s in addition to the 479,000 Vietnam veterans that the Veterans Administration has diagnosed with PTSD.
Our society did little to rehabilitate the veterans returning from Vietnam. The result was thousands of lives ruined by alcohol and drug addiction, mental illness, suicide, and spousal abuse—to say nothing of the high emotional and medical costs borne by society as a whole. The lifetime cost of treating each veteran is estimated at $1.4 million.
We now face a stark choice. Will we repeat this mistake with our heroes who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan? Or will we help them heal?
The Veterans Stress Project is determined to make a difference. Through this web site, we offer returning vets free or low-cost sessions using Energy Psychology, a method which many therapists and coaches are using to help veterans with PTSD to get their lives back. To see television news stories about our work, and videos of veterans using EFT, the most popular Energy Psychology method, visit this page.
The Veterans Stress Project is an initiative of the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (NIIH), a nonprofit research and teaching institution not affiliated with the government or any religious group. NIIH has conducted many scientific studies of EFT. This research shows that 8 out of 10 veterans who come to this site for help, and complete 6 one-hour EFT sessions, no longer test positive for PTSD. They get better, and stay better over time. You can click here to read the story of an Iraq vet with PTSD whose symptoms disappeared dramatically and quickly after treatment with EFT.
NIIH and the Veterans Stress Project have worked closely with the VA’s Office of Cultural Transformation and Patient Centered Care to bring evidence-based energy therapies to veterans. As a result of 8 randomized controlled trials showing that EFT reduces PTSD symptoms by over 50%, in 2017 EFT was approved by the VA as a “generally safe therapy.” This has allowed many VA therapists to offer EFT to their clients. If you’re a vet, ask for EFT at your Vet Center or VA Hospital.