Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after loosing child in car accident
Sally* came to see me as she was struggling with life after loosing her baby girl.
You see, Sally had lost her young 18 month old daughter in a hit and run accident 10 years ago, and she hasnt been able to cope with life since.
She suffered from constant flashbacks from the accident, headaches, had trouble sleeping, had put on lots of weight, lost her marriage and had been diagnosed with PTSD and on medication to help her cope.
But even on medication, Sally was extremely depressed and unable to function.
She is single and works as a receptionist for an insurance company. She doesnt mind her job but it is just something to pay the bills.
To help Sally with her condition, we had a Skype session as she lives interstate with her remaining children.
She told me vividly about the accident and by the end was extremely distraught and couldnt finish the story because of her grief.
I used a special technique to "take the edge" off her greif, to help her body calm down enough so that we could start working on not only the memory of the incident but most of all the greif that her body had held onto for so many years.
In EFT we test issues out of 10, and she was a 10/10 with this one.
So, we started tapping on the horrible accident - after the first 3 sequences she had calmed down and her numbers dropped to an 8.
In the following sequences, her numbers went to a 6, then down to a 2, then to a 0.....no emotional attachment to the accident at all.
She was so surprised that this happened so quickly!
I then asked her to close her eyes and look back at the accident in her mind, to see if she had indeed cleared the greif around the accident. She said she didnt feel sad at all, but another emotion came up which was guilt. She blamed herself for the daughter being killed.
So we tapped that down from a 9 to a 0, and tapped on a couple of other things that popped up that were associated with the event until the entire event was nothing but a memory...with all grief, sadness, guilt, anger and lack of control completely cleared from her body.
She messaged me yesterday with an update.......
"Thank you so much, Kim, for everything you have done for me. You have given me back my life. I am off my medication, I no longer feel like I'm struggling to keep it all together and I am excited about the future, rather than being so dreadfully consumed by what I went through loosing my daughter. My children now have their mum back and I have a renewed vigor for life, instead of feeling like a victim all the time. You are very talented, Kim, and I feel much lighter, I sleep better and have nice dreams instead of nightmares. Bless You."
Kim Eibrink Jansen EFT
EFT Therapist & Practitioner
07 5430 6656
0439 868 060
*Not her real name