Veterans with PTSD: New App Helps Reduce Symptoms

 New App Helps Reduce Symptoms



As we honor our veterans today, here’s new info about an app for veterans with PTSD to help reduce symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. It was brought to my attention by the developer, Brett Cotter. Brett is the Founder and CEO of Stress Is Gone, LLC. With over a decade of stress relief experience in group facilitation, coaching, and tool design, he¬†shares the keys he has discovered along his career to help others resolve physical, mental, and emotional stress. Brett has facilitated classes in corporations, schools, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations and received training from the Himalayan Institute and a Shaolin Grand Master. Brett is also a member of the Golden Key and National Honor Society of Psychology. offers a free download of the app, which is 100% Certified by The American Institute of Stress. I asked Brett a few questions about how the app works….

1. What symptoms, specifically, does this app most help?

App decreases the frequency and intensity of a person’s PTSD stress reactions. Individual symptoms are a byproduct of the stress reaction, so this app decreases symptoms across the board.

2. How does the app work?

  1. The app uses a questionnaire to identify when an individual is most likely to have a PTSD reaction. During these times a mini meditation is automatically sent to the individuals phone to guide them through a three-step process that shuts down their stress reaction in seconds. The three-step process has been certified by the American Institute of Stress.
  2. For random (unpredictable) PTSD reactions the app offers one-touch relief. When the user gets stressed they just touch the icon on the phone’s screen and they are immediately guided through the three-step process.
  3. The app also helps users set up and commit to a highly effective meditation practice.
  4. The app helps users resolve the original traumatic memories fueling the disorder by applying the three-step process to the memory: Users hold the memory in mind while continually triggering the bodies relaxation response. This disengages the bodies fight or flight reaction, and emotionally repatterns the memory with peace.
  5. The app also comes with a free membership, allowing users to connect with peers and use all of our online tools for a deeper experience of stress relief.

3. What are the free tools?

The app itself is a free tool and our online subscription website is also offered free to veterans, active-duty military and their families. This subscription site has 3 rules:

  1. Relax; which teaches people our three-step technique to shut down stress by triggering the bodies relaxation response.
  2. Resolve; is a 25 minute tailored digital session that releases physical, mental and emotional stress.
  3. Connect; allows individuals to hear from their peers.


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