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Just yesterday I was talking to a PTSD veteran about how hypnosis can help lessen symptoms of posttraumatic stress. Today, Christel D’Agostino, a veteran herself, explains how she used her own training, plus her experience, to bring about her trauma freedom.
My war trauma happened in my very early years. I was too young to understand. As I discovered later, I had numbed out most of the experience. Decades afterwards during my professional training, I did not find a listening ear for my war trauma and my resurfacing symptoms. At that point, I realized I needed to invent the solution myself. I started to write down ideas. During a Reiki workshop, I felt energy coming from the practitioner’s voice. This gave me the idea to combine energy with my trauma protocol.
The hypnotic, meditative state opens a wide portal to the subconscious where healing can occur on a broad basis. During hypnosis the soothing voice of the therapist directly addresses the subconscious where the root of the issue is firmly anchored. Since cognitive awareness becomes the silent observer, work can proceed more rapidly. If the client’s subconscious is ready to engage, hypnosis achieves deep-seated results in a shorter time-span than cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.
More recently, it has been proven that therapies, which expect the client to work through his trauma through talking, may cause or reinforce PTSD. In light of these findings hypnotherapy may be considered a more effective choice than talking therapy.
I created my Universal Vibrational Therapy TM myself and became trauma-free. I could not have been happier with the results. So were my private patients.
Through my work with my Universal Vibrational Therapy ™ I have become fascinated with the tests that neuroscientists have developed to diagnose PTSD. In particular, the MEG (Magnetoencephalography) impresses me. The way I understand it, the tests are based on measuring the subtle energy of the patient. As soon as the subtle energy improves, so will the PTSD of the patient.
When I created my Universal Vibrational Therapy TM, the MEG had not been invented. My clients were more interested in having their symptoms removed than in learning details about my new method. Since it worked, they were happy. I learned from myself and from my clients that complete recovery from PTSD/war trauma is possible. Most of them retained their gains. A small percentage encountered new unrelated trauma, took to drugs, drink or bad company.
The advantage of my method, now on CD, is that, if any misstep were to happen after the person has completely recovered from PTSD, new unwanted energies can be transmuted by listening once again to the CD. The motivational part of my CD, the Success Strategies, emphasizes the importance of establishing basic life skills and desirable behavior patterns.
I learned that complete recovery from PTSD/ trauma is possible whether the trauma occurred in the present or past. The time came when I felt I needed to share my Universal Vibrational Therapy TM with a larger group. That’s why I created my “Healing PTSD Trauma” on CD. I had come full circle: as a war trauma survivor I made it my mission to help veterans with PTSD
BIO: Christel B. D’Agostino, MSW, L-CSWR, CtH, a trauma expert and war trauma survivor, invented her Universal Vibrational Therapy in 1992.
She is writing about her childhood war trauma for publication and has planned a book about being a long-distance caretaker.
Christel B. D’Agostino Copyright 2011
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