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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that may be experienced by anyone who has undergone a traumatic experience. Contrary to popular belief, PTSD is not purely a psychological problem; it has deep roots in physiological changes that accompany a trauma.
In 1993 The Upledger Foundation embarked on a pilot project to test the efficacy of CranioSacral Therapy and its offshoot SomatoEmotional Release® in treating and restoring quality of life to those suffering from PTSD. Six Vietnam veterans classified with severe cases of PTSD were tested. By program's end, each showed significant improvement.
In a subsequent 1999 program, Dr. Upledger and a team of therapists led 22 Vietnam veterans in a groundbreaking study using a protocol co-designed with the West Palm Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center. A post-program report by an independent licensed psychologist confirmed that the veterans experienced fewer symptoms by the conclusion of the program, most notably related to obsessive/compulsive behaviors, depression, lack of motivation, feelings of alienation, and total number and severity of general symptoms. More than a 95 percent correlation was noted between the improvements and the CranioSacral Therapy sessions the veterans received.
It is a goal of the Foundation to implement this work on a broader basis by aiding others who may be experiencing PTSD, such as victims of rape and spousal abuse, and children who have survived kidnapping, sexual abuse or other traumas.
November 8-13, 2016 six Veterans attended a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder program at The Upledger Institute
Please enjoy the pre and post program interviews.
Are you passionate about treating sufferers of PTSD or know someone who would be of benefit from our program?
We are gathering names of those who want to participate in future UII Intensive Programs.