Testimonial Showcase

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 STAR 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.

J.C.

The experience was amazing, not like anything I had experienced before in any other alternative modality. Barbera’s guidance during the session allowed me to relax and be in the experience. With that security, I was able to allow my body to process my intention and release it at a level I haven’t  been able to in talk-therapy.  The deep connection I experienced with myself has carried on the last few days after the therapy.

The memories don’t hold the power over me that they held prior to the session. They are truly my old story line that held me back from allowing myself to experience my life as I want to rather than a thought process of what I need to do.

I feel much freer now, almost to a point of disconnect to my life prior to the session. It’s probably a high from not feeling the walls that I didn’t know were there. I have more energy and while I feel disconnected to my exterior life, I am very connected to my interior life.  I trust I will find balance again, I’m just not sure what it will look like.  I have become more important in my life, Although, I thought I was important to myself, clearly its at a different level now.

Cathy

Barb made our session very welcoming. She listened patiently with great compassion, yet excited for me to have healing and a sense of closure.  She also has a healing, loving, gentle humor that made the experience much easier to go through.  So thankful and appreciative of Barb and her program.

What caused me to seek Barbs help was witnessing or finding the body of a person who had killed them self by gunshot. It was horrific, I couldn’t get the images and horror out of my mind. I couldn’t stop shaking. I was so out of sync and was very emotional.  After my one session I felt so much better, peaceful, distanced from the event and much better coping. No longer physically shaking or internally disturbed.

It was a life changing experience. In addition to “reprogramming” my mind back to my normal peaceful state from the horrific panicked emotional mode or the primitive brain that was stuck in a flight, fight or freeze mode, Barb was able to get me to open my mind, heart and soul to allow communication from another level to come through.

Stacy

The session with Barbera was wonderful. More than I ever expected.  Having PTSD for 46 years is NO picnic.  Vietnam Vets are extremely hard to reach.   Barbera not only reached all those feelings, but removed them forever … gone, gone, gone!  I just can’t praise her enough for what she does.

The memories of  my traumatic event absolutely doesn’t  matter anymore.   They seem to have left me.  I know I experienced them.  There was a saying by the soldiers in the jungle used often “Don’t mean nothing”!  Well that’s about what I think of my past experience. Now isn’t that interesting!  On with my new life!

How has this made a difference in your life:  Everyday is full of new feelings and experiences like I haven’t  had in 46 years.  WOW!  You would have had to walk in my shoes all those years and walk in them today to truly understand what happened in the session with Barbera.  Amazing!

Johnny

Absolutely amazing!!! Powerful, emotional, safe, comfortable. Enlightening, raw, quick, efficient; more than I expected. I am so grateful!

When I remember the memories from the session, I can think about them from an outside/more neutral perspective. I can view them with certainty rather than self doubt or any colored lenses.

I feel more like myself again: my choices and judgments are based more on what’s important to me rather than anger, fear, and embarrassment.

Kathryn

I have never felt as light, relieved, content, happy and euphoric as I have after my session. The talking at the beginning made me feel very comfortable , like a burden , just in sharing was lifted. The processes was calming, soothing and helpful beyond anything I could have imagine!

The difference between before and after the session were like night and day. I talked about one of the memories today while on a walk and it was the first time in 9 years that talking about it brought me happiness and joy instead of tears. What an incredible feeling!

Today I woke up with no sense of dread. Instead after 8 1/2 hour night sleep (a first in years) I woke up feeling whole, content, happy. I no longer feel the angst that I did before about these memories … man does that feel good.

The STAR session was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I would recommend this opportunity to everyone.

Linda

I went to Barbera’s under my counselor’s recommendation; I had my doubts. But OH my goodness! This is a really amazing, powerful experience!! It WORKS!!!

Probably cut more than 2 years worth of sessions off my talk therapy. WOW. My memories post-session have changed flavor. Previously painful and powerful negative memories have been neutralized and a number have finally faded far into history.

I went into the session with a lot of memory and burden and my load has been lightened dramatically. I feel and people have told me, I appear lighter. My load is not so heavy. I still have a load of negative memories but it is appreciably lighter. I now accept myself without the previous self loathing. I feel so much more positive overall post-session.

I truly expected this to be a temporary fix but now believe it is long term and potentially permanent. Instead of the previous onslaught of painful memories I’m left with a manageable, discrete number that I can now address productively in talk therapy. I am incredibly grateful to my counselor and to Barbera for a powerfully life changing experience. To my counselor for the referral and to Barbera for the session.

Mary

STAR has been an immense guide for me in opening up my heart, body and mind. My sessions with Jenn were unique and brought me back into the present to focus on what was happening to my world and myself in the moment. I was able to process heartbreak and abuse I had been hung up on for well over two years. Unspoken pain suddenly had words and expression and I am finally able to move forward and have found my world exploding outwards.

MorganTestimonial for Jenn

I found working with Barbera extremely helpful and I would do it again in a heart beat. I would also recommend it to other people. In two hours Barbera was able to resolve more trauma than my therapist at home could do with EMDR in months. Working with her was truly transformative, especially the visualization part of her work. I feel a much greater connection with my loved ones who have died after working with her. I also feel a greater sense of letting go and moving on with my life as a direct result of working with Barbera. THANKS!!!

Christy

My session was peaceful, non invasive and unthreatening. I felt very safe and I understood the explanation of the process and how it works. I felt neutrality towards the steps taken. This experience has made a difference in my life: I am able to speak face to face with my ex-husband and create healthy boundaries. I have expansive freedom in my head during and since that discussion. I would absolutely have another session! Two of my deepest stories have been freed: making me aware of some other stories that aren’t working for me. I am free of internal chatter that used to keep my mind enslaved and my nerves frayed!

Angela L.

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!

Tracy B.

My experience with this session was very interesting. There is a cleaning of the mind that is hard to describe. Picture if you will, a large warehouse, and you are in the middle: it is completely full, some positive and some negative, with the negative always pushing to the front. After the S.T.A.R. session I felt the warehouse to be totally empty. What a blessing. You cannot explain to another exactly what happened. It is a knowing deep inside yourself. I found peace, calm, and knowing that I hadn’t had before. Beautiful days ahead. Thanks!

Johnny V.

STAR has been an immense guide for me in opening up my heart, body and mind. My sessions with Jenn were unique and brought me back into the present to focus on what was happening to my world and myself in the moment. I was able to process heartbreak and abuse I had been hung up on for well over two years. Unspoken pain suddenly had words and expression and I am finally able to move forward.

I have found my world exploding outwards. All of my old patterns of behaviors with partners, friends, and others have all changed because I can now see myself as I am. I can decide how I want to respond versus reacting without control. I still struggle at times but have found myself changed and far happier than I have ever been. My STAR session with Jenn gave me perspective and the opportunity to choose who I wanted to be so that I am no longer defined by my past. I cannot thank her enough for this gift.

Morgan M.

I felt safe, relaxed, and open. As we visited during the beginning of the session Jenn listened intently and never judged anything I said or told her. It was easy to open up and allow the process to proceed. I discovered that the heaviness of responsibility I carry around is not me but something I wear. It has lightened my load immensely! I am a caregiver and a healer by nature but the overwhelming responsibility I carry is not me. I feel lighter, more peaceful, less frazzled, and less critical. Jenn is truly talented and gifted in the work she does. Holding space is difficult and she seems to do it effortlessly with love.

Cyndi T.

I can feel a complete difference in my brain chemistry and have noticed I process things more rationally. My old memories seem distant, as if properly put to bed. Significantly I am better able to react and process things in my life. I am able to get myself organized. Pieces of my puzzles have begun falling into place. I am less likely to get triggered and I feel a physical ease of pressure in the front part of my head. I can tell there was a shift. I feel a lot of my old self coming back: more collected and positive. I would absolutely 100% do another session!

Emily L.

Absolutely amazing! It was weird, powerful, emotional, safe, comfortable, enlightening, raw, quick, and efficient. More than I expected! I am so grateful. I can think about my past memories from an outside and more neutral perspective. I can view what happened with certainty rather than self doubt or any colored lenses. I feel more like myself again. My choices and judgments are based on what’s important to me rather than anger, fear, or embarrassment. I also smile again when I see pinecones!

K. W.

My experience with Jenn was transcendental. It takes a lot for me to feel safe enough with another person to be in that vulnerable of a state. I was able to relax, surrender, open up and feel energetically safe enough to enter a realm of depth and uncertainty. I entered a space of void and openness. It was inexplicable. I refer to it often. I feel more objective to the past. I can look at the memories without feeling the visceral response of being re-traumatized. This has reaffirmed my faith that we can rewire our brains, break deep patterns, shift our thoughts, and believe the answers we find for ourselves. They lay deeply within our own being!

Brittani B.

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I went to Barbera’s under my counselor’s recommendation; I had my doubts. But OH my goodness! This is a really amazing, powerful experience!! It WORKS!!!

Probably cut more than 2 years worth of sessions off my talk therapy. WOW. My memories post-session have changed flavor. Previously painful and powerful negative memories have been neutralized and a number have finally faded far into history.

I went into the session with a lot of memory and burden and my load has been lightened dramatically. I feel and people have told me, I appear lighter. My load is not so heavy. I still have a load of negative memories but it is appreciably lighter. I now accept myself without the previous self loathing. I feel so much more positive overall post-session.

I truly expected this to be a temporary fix but now believe it is long term and potentially permanent. Instead of the previous onslaught of painful memories I’m left with a manageable, discrete number that I can now address productively in talk therapy. I am incredibly grateful to my counselor and to Barbera for a powerfully life changing experience. To my counselor for the referral and to Barbera for the session.

Mary

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