Support our Troops and Military Veterans
"Post - Traumatic Stress Disorder is not an incurable, hopeless mental disorder. PTSD has been shown to have physical roots. I hope you will join us in the years to come as we seek to eliminate PTSD from the trauma equation."
The Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation's Veterans Therapy Program is a five-day multi-disciplinary treatment program including pre and post testing held at the Upledger Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Participant's benefit from 20 hours of hands-on multiple-therapist sessions, four hours per day for five days, as well as supportive group sessions daily to facilitate each client's healing process.
The program cost to Veterans is $500.00. To facilitate this 5-day therapy program it costs the Foundation $3,200.00 for each individual. We are grateful for the funding support of $2,700.00 allocated for each Veteran this year. Not inclusive: travel, meals, lodging, and incidentals.
Scholarships may be available through the Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation.
Clients are required to be Veterans of the U.S. military and have a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Pre and Post testing is completed in an effort to continue and build our ongoing study of CranioSacral Therapy and its effectiveness of treating military post-traumatic stress and symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain intensity, pain interference, and quality of life. It is imperative we add to our sample size to gain better estimates for statistical power analysis, which is required for submitting grant proposals for funding of research studies.
Test results support CST as effective therapy to assist with:
Results reported by individuals:
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 the 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.
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.