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WASHINGTON, DC: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEARS ABOUT 30 DAY PTSD REDUCTION STRATEGY
by David Shapiro
African PTSD Relief Translate This Article
8 September 2016
Ernest Scott, Associate Director of Combined Federal Campaign for the National Capital Area and David Shapiro, Founding President of African PTSD Relief
On Thursday, September 8th Dr. Jamie Grant (PhD Harvard) and David Shapiro, Founding President of African PTSD Relief (APR), presented the next-generation PTSD reduction program that brings most victims of trauma out of PTSD in 30-60 days. At the Charity Fair, they told the stories of thousands of Africans who found relief from the after-effects of war, violence and sexual abuse who had been crushed by the weight of nightmares, flashbacks, emotional numbness, inability to sleep, hopelessness, hypervigilance, anger, violence and who have post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD.
Speaking to staff, and executives at the Department of Health and Human Services, (HHS) they presented a 3-minute video of Esperance Ndonzi speaking on the death of her husband and father, the physical and sexual abuse she suffered, and her several year struggle with sleeplessness, nightmares, hopelessness, and overwhelming negative thoughts. The video continues just one week after she took up African PTSD Relief's state of the art relief program and we hear how her tears have stopped, how she began to find inner peace, how stress was leaving her . . . she began to feel inner freedom from the negativity, the prison of PTSD.
The APR team presented the scientific research published in Journal of Traumatic Stress (April, 2013; February, 2014) showing that within 30 days, over 90 percent of Congolese war refugees with PTSD became non-symptomatic after learning APR's main PTSD strategy: Transcendental Meditation.
Many HHS employees were inspired and encouraged by the rapid results gained by those learning TM through African PTSD Relief, and one division head asked to meet and present to her group, both for helping Africa and to reduce the stress and work-related pressures her team faced. Another CEO of a non-profit that helps around the world, offered to meet and consider working together.