Serving: Military and Emergency Responders
Trauma is a normal human response to an abnormal situation. Through many studies of the brain, it is now felt that trauma causes an injury to the brain, instead of a disorder. Few deal with tragedy and trauma as frequently as First Responders. Most deal with traumatic events repeatedly, on a scale unimaginable to those outside emergency and military services.
These events are extraordinary stressors that our emergency personnel are put through on an almost regular basis. As such, our first responders actually suffer ‘secondary trauma’ as they are usually first on scene to tragedy, and must handle the details of the event while staying clear and in control. They often become secondary victims, absorbing the trauma almost as intensely as the victims themselves. That trauma is stored in our brains and over time becomes detrimental to mental health, productivity, families, friends, and ones own physical well being.
We see members of the emergency and military services, including:
- Paramedics, EMTs
- ER personnel
- Police officers
- All Military, All ranks
- 911 and Emergency Communications
- Correctional workers
- Coroners and Coroners office personnel
- Sheriff’s Dept and departmental personnel
Our purpose in working with First Responders is to help identify stressors and traumatic events, promote recovery from stress and critical incidents, reduce stress, and mitigate the impacts of trauma for First responders before, during, and after incidents occur. Through this modality responders are able to dissipate trauma and better prepare themselves to support their health and well being and therefore be more effective in supporting others in the face of trauma.
Varies with department and organizational governing policy.
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I have just experienced an extraordinary therapy that has made a dramatic impact on my life and my PTSD wounds…
I have suffered from, and have been treated for, PTSD since 1969 and have lived through all the symptomatic problems that are typical of textbook PTSD which have dominated my entire adult life. Prescribed drugs, group therapy, and other methods of treatment have been of little use and have, for the most part, failed.
My career included two years of combat in Vietnam with the 5th Special Forces group, and I retired from active Army Reserve as a Counterintelligence Agent. I was also in law enforcement, serving as a police officer and investigator in four separate departments and one Federal agency over the duration of my career. I am now 73 years old and retired. At my age, even though I wasn’t actively pursuing it, I was agreeable to any legitimate treatment that might calm my life. But, through a chance meeting, my life was about to take a change.
While visiting family, my wife and I met an Army veteran who had suffered from PTSD for as many years as I have. He took me aside and couldn’t stop talking about a therapy that had done wonders for him. With genuine sincerity and enthusiasm, both he and his wife referred me to Barbera Bashan and the NeuGenesis process. I called Barbera and made immediate arrangements to fly to Boise.
After four intense yet beautiful hours of treatment, I too was a changed man. It has been a few weeks now since my treatment, and I haven’t felt this free for over 50 years. No kidding!
I do not pretend to know how this treatment actually works … I am beginning to understand, and I do know, with Barbera’s guidance, that I am not going to let go of what I have found in myself. I would wholeheartedly recommend this path of recovery for veterans, police, and first responders no matter what the cause of their traumatic stress. Life is too important to lose another day, or a good night’s sleep, for lack of simply taking this amazing step forward.
This experience was truly validating to my ‘shatteredness’. It hit deep inside of my spirit and wounds and gave me my goodness back. The memories feel lighter; they have less of a vice-grip. There is less heaviness in my chest: thank god! This experience has helped me tremendously. I felt a loving and validating trust from a human being that I had just met. Trust is something I had been lacking. And I TRULY FELT IT!