Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
A new study on the prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among firefighters in Israel indicates that approximately 90 percent show some form of full or partial symptoms.
According to the study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's Dr. Marc Lougassi, a firefighter himself, 24 percent of active firefighters in Israel suffer from full PTSD, 67 percent display partial PTSD while only nine percent showed no symptoms.
PTSD can occur after exposure to serious injury to oneself or another, or another's death and then result in recurring stress symptoms such as nightmares, trouble sleeping and other difficulties for over a month.
According to Dr. Lougassi, "Professional firefighters are frequently exposed to extreme stress during their work in emergency situations. In addition to the physical challenges of firefighting, they must evacuate burned and injured victims or bodies. Their involvement in traumatic events exposes them not only to the pressures stemming from the traumatic event itself, but also to post-traumatic emotional expressions that result in secondary traumatization."
Working with soldiers who have PTSD
Soldiers returning from combat from very volatile situations to suddenly being once again apart of suburban lifestyle can be a awkward & uncomfortable feeling. Many soldiers that the CTC have worked with said they found it “hard to adjust.. fit in” one ex paratrooper who has not been in service for over 15 years admitted that “he never really left the army”. Fortunatly for these service men they have found peace of mind and a way to deal with the the images they see day in day out in their mind.
Emotional Freedom Technique has helped many, but could help more.
EFT is one of the the most powerful techniques to help aid in the moving of emotional disturbance and for soliders suffering PTSD this could be the answer where mainstream medicine has failed them.
Watch Garry Craig helping war veterans from the 1st Iraq war, deal with their PTSD.
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What is energetic medicine & how can it help me?
Energetic medicine is a terminology given to categorise those therapies that deal with emotional problems that cause physical ailments for example stress causing IBS which is a very common problem. Though with depression many depressive or negative thoughts start from a out dated belief system or miss understandings, homeopathy, EFT & hypnotherapy are brilliant at tackling these issues.