Veterans Short Quotes

Quotes from Veterans

What veterans say about EFT

“After several EFT sessions through the Veterans Stress Project, my short-term memory problems are all but gone.” Navy – D.G. Veteran

“This is the best I’ve felt in a long time. I have a lot of hope.” Army – Iraq

“From a big time skeptic – EFT is amazing. I found EFT 3 years ago and so wish I had known about EFT prior to this. Can’t wait until I see a press release where it is the standard initial treatment by military and VA clinics for PTSD and many other combat and noncombat challenges of active duty, reserve, and military veterans.” Paula Tutein – Coast Guard Veteran

“I had heard good things about EFT, but was still skeptical of this program in the beginning. As the sessions progressed, it became clear that EFT and the Veterans Stress Project know something that most don’t: a technique for alleviating mental and physical pain that breaks the societal mold to achieve real, effective, measurable results. Since completing my sessions, I have continued to share my experience and the technique not only with war buddies and veterans in my community, but with family and friends.” Army veteran – Iraq & Afghanistan

“I served with the Army in Korea in 1951 and for 60 years have had a very painful/emotional memory that has plagued me all these years … so I told “my story” to Alina and went through the process of tapping it down. After one hour I could mentally revisit that Korean experience and it was as though I was watching an old newsreel of a 20 year old GI’s (me) experience….and there was absolutely no emotional charge to it … and I have been free of it ever since !!… 13 years of group therapy or 1 hour of EFT/Matrix … take your pick … I’m sold on EFT!!” Carl Anderson – Korean War Veteran

“The results were dramatic, swift and lasting.” Combat Vet, Army – Vietnam

“Now I have a tool I can use immediately. I can sit down and spend 5 or 6 minutes tapping instead of spending time in a psych ward, and I don’t care who’s watching. The hardest part about EFT is remembering to do it. “ Arne Lyshall, 85 Marine / Korean War – Chosin Reservoir

“For 35 years I was hard to get along with. Divorced, fired, and feared by my children because I over-reacted to any provocation. Six hours of EFT coaching gave me the tools to change.” Capt. George Peters, Army – Vietnam

“EFT took the emotional pain & stress out of my combat memories, and reduced the hold PTSD had on me.” Jim, Army – Vietnam

“I went through years of anti-anxiety medication and counseling including 3 months of inpatient for PTSD. I believe to address the freeze response and inner trauma, EFT has been my pathway to healing. I’m not on medication and living a much fuller life. The memories are in a much safer place.” Penny, Navy- Vietnam

“The results were immediate and I literally ‘fell back’ into my body from a defensive posture that I had unknowingly created. I could feel my body again and could not stop crying and laughing. I also became less reactive to whistle sounds and sirens that used to initiate in me a fight or flight response, as incoming rockets had done in Iraq. Overall, I regained the quality of life I had prior to deployment.” 2LT Olli Toukolehto, Army – Iraq

“The war is just a training mission compared to the real battle: the personal combat that that starts when you come home. And without EFT you go in unarmed. Where was this 11 years ago?” MSG Ken S., Marine – Iraq

“I finally have been able to sleep at night without waking up in combat. I can still recall the memories, just without all the guilt, shame and fear.I finally have my life back and can become the father, son and husband that I once was.” Staff Sergeant Brian Davis

“I have learned to control the vomiting, I’ve increased my sleep, and the anxiety attacks have lessened. I hope that other vets will find help and do so faster than I did. It took a long time for me to realize that asking for help does not make me weak.” Veterans – Stress Study Participant

“I had heard good things about EFT, but was still skeptical of this program in the beginning. As the sessions progressed, it became clear that EFT and the Veterans Stress Project know something that most don’t: a technique for alleviating mental and physical pain that breaks the societal mold to achieve real, effective, measurable results. Since completing my sessions, I have continued to share my experience and the technique not only with war buddies and veterans in my community, but with family and friends.” Army Veteran – Iraq/Afghanistan, 82nd Airborne

“I haven’t felt this good doing cocaine. I haven’t felt this good drinking. I hope that people would just take it, just try it. Just try it once.” Andy Hodnick – Veteran

“Before I did the EFT thing, for me to say “I’m happy,” that would just be weird… and I say it probably like 10 times a day now.” Carlin Sloan – Veteran

“And I mean this sincerely, especially talking to other Veterans…. Give it a shot, because I’m living proof. So, hang in there. Bob Culver – Veteran

“I can’t emphasize enough how important it is that you can actually feel like a real person again and not be afraid. And not have to cover up all of your junk every single day of your life. Art Fritog – Veteran

“After EFT I feel released from an emotional prison. My severe hyper-vigilance has been dissolved. I now frequently experience joy and happiness. Mental blocks to creativity and prosperity have been removed.” 1/30/12 Sergeant, US Army Medic – Desert Storm

“My sleeping has improved as well as the number of nightmares that I have been experiencing. I have been tapping like a diamond miner! It has helped reduce my stress levels and kept the headaches at bay.” D. S. Army – Afghanistan

“I want you to know that as much as I love not having my nightmares anymore, I love even more the fact that I now can dream again. I am so grateful to you and for EFT! Thank you!” D. Nicole Johnson Starr – Veteran 9/12

“I cannot thank you enough for the help you gave us! It gave Nise and I our lives back and because of it, Nise was “at Peace” when she passed over, and so am I. I envision EFT as one day being a mainstream treatment in recovering from trauma related issues.” Jim Stotts, Jr, U.S. Navy – Vietnam veteran

“In 2008 I was extremely frustrated with the progress of my Vietnam combat related PTSD recovery using traditional therapy modalities through the VA. I was diagnosed with “delayed onset PTSD in 2005’’. As I researched PTSD online, I found the Vet Stress Project and it was there that I was introduced to EFT. I was desperate and requested your help. You assigned me to a wonderful, wonderful Master EFT practitioner, Sophia Cayer. She worked with me through the 6 free sessions and it literally changed my life and has been responsible for the majority of my recovery and the ongoing maintenance of my recovery. To put it mildly, I was astonished that I could clear out and let go of stuff that had haunted me for decades in such a short period of time. Life is very good for me today because of my experiences with the Vet Stress Project.

Thanks to another volunteer with the Vet Stress Project, EFT Practitioner Forest Samink, I completed my AMMET, EFT Level 2 Practitioner requirements and have now used EFT with over 30 Vets dealing with PTSD, depression and general anxiety disorders, all on a no cost bases. I also lead a weekly Peer to Pear Recovery Group at my local VA clinic with EFT being the primary modality I teach and use with my fellow Vets. I am considered to be a part of the Mental Health team there and work directly under the supervision of a Clinical Psychologist. In this capacity, I have the opportunity to teach and use EFT with a variety of situations.

I am eternally grateful to the Vet Stress Project, Dawson Church, Sophia Cayer and Forrest Samink.” Don Cudney Tarpon Springs, FL

“When my wife was researching EFT for her newly released book, A Stranger In My Bed, she recommended that I try this program, thinking that it would be another tool I could use to help me with my physical and mental pain. – At the onset of my counseling I was more than a little skeptical of tapping to relieve my stress and physical pain. I have always thought that there might be something beneficial in using acupuncture because of the history associated with it. Once I looked at EFT as a noninvasive acupuncture, it was easier for me to really get into this technique. One day, I realized how really effective it was when we started to try and relieve the severe back pain I was having. Once we attacked the source of the pain using EFT, I noticed that the pain would move to different location in my back. Susan helped me “chase the pain”. After about four tapping attempts, the pain subsided. I knew then how effective this technique was for me. I can only hope that other “skeptics” will give EFT a try. This “skeptic” uses this easy technique to rid myself of emotional and physical stress.” Randy Sprague, Former Chief Petty Officer, USN, – Vietnam Veteran (18 months in country)

“When we witness violence, death, fear, stress, and suffering, a change takes place in our being. No one is immune and everyone is affected. The question then emerges: ‘How do you return to a peaceful life from a defensive posture, emotional detachment, and prolonged stress?’ The challenge is that often our subconscious mind doesn’t realize that we are no longer in the combat zone… even if we are physically at home. EFT gave me back the quality of life that I remembered from my past. Please, consider these EFT sessions — they are a free service to veterans from volunteers who know where we come from.” —Olli – Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran

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