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.