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Overcoming A Fear Of Emergency Response Members

Author: Erin L.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 04-17-2013
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Testimonial ID: 8474-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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Before receiving a Raindrop session, my therapist explained that sometimes there are unexpected results and that the problem you are hoping to resolve with the Raindrop might not be the thing that gets resolved. She also said that sometimes there are emotional releases that can take place during the session or even days afterward.

I have been dealing with PTSD and phobias for over three years now. It began after the homebirth of my first son, which ended with police, a fire captain and EMTs at my home, all of whom threatened and verbally abused us. After that ordeal, I had an extreme phobia of police, EMTs, firefighters and hospitals. Any time I saw a first-responder, I was gripped with fear and anxiety and felt like I was having a panic attack.

Luckily, I don't encounter these people often so three years later as I was getting the Raindrop Technique performed, this was not something that was even on my radar. I was just hoping to detox and relax.

Eight days later, my family went to the city's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Usually once it's over, we get out of there as fast as we can because the kids are afraid of the Easter Bunny and I'm afraid of the cops and firemen. This year the kids wanted to see the fire truck. Fine. We went over to the fire truck and I felt relaxed.

Then my daughter wanted to pet a dog so we walked over to the dog. A police officer in uniform came over and started petting the dog too. He said, "Hi" and I said. "Hi" back. This doesn't sound like a big deal, but I normally would not be able to breathe if a police offer was standing that close, let alone actually talk to him. I still felt happy. I didn't freak out and have a panic attack.

I immediately knew that I had been healed of PTSD and I believe it was because of the stored-up emotions (and unforgiveness that I didn't even know I was holding onto) released through the Raindrop Technique that God's healing power was able to set me free.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
4.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
5.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
6.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
7.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
8.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings,stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link

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