Bulletin !!! Breakthrough in Post-Traumatic Stress Treatment
Special Operations Speaks (SOS) is an activist veteran organization.
Many of you know of our efforts to encourage veteran voting, veterans serving in public office, and veterans holding government accountable. We are also trying to affect improvements, both large and small, in the Veterans Administration (VA) treatment of our Warriors. We are a non-profit organization, and we are not paid for our volunteer efforts.
Recently, it came to our attention that a key, scientifically validated drug-free remedy to the decades-long difficulties in treating PTSD is in hand, and has been for five years.
Here’s the story …
You’ve heard of the proverbial ‘Silver Bullet’, that solves difficult problems with a single shot, but most often proves to be something much less powerful.
Sometimes, though, you run across homegrown ideas and efforts that come pretty close to performing like that elusive ‘Silver Bullet’.
One of those was recently sent to us by friend of SOS and Vets in the Fight, Rear Admiral Denny Wisely, US Navy retired, “Rattler” former commander of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV67) and of the Navy’s Blue Angels. The admiral sent us an astounding paper that outlines new therapies developed by the Research and Recognition Project Labs, a 501 c 3 non-profit, charitable organization, therapies that can have a dramatic and lasting effect on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), without the use of drugs, as is not the case with many of the treatments for PTSD today. The PTSD research field has spent $900 million over the past ten years, with little appreciable advance in treatment.
But, Research and Recognition has developed a therapy that is over 90% effective in resolving one of the key conditions found in PTSD. That therapy is Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories, or RTM, which over time resolves memories that have a significant impact on daily life, often as recurring nightmares or flash-backs. In essence, RTM permits the patient to understand and accept the memories, eliminating a key clinical component of PTSD, again without the use of drugs. Importantly, if RTM is administered soon after return home from the combat zone, PTS Syndrome can often be pre-empted entirely.
The therapy has been offered to the Veterans Administration where funding for wider implementation has been pending … since 2013. Admiral Wisely and his Blue Angle Foundation are at the forefront of an effort to continue funding RTM, and to begin certifying psychologists from across the US on how to use the protocol. In fact, Research and Recognition is holding a certification course on September 22, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We are asking for your consideration in support of this immensely important breakthrough in treatment whether by helping to fund, letters to congressional offices and the Veterans Administration or alerting the veteran community of its existence. Our wounded men and women deserve this fighting chance to live their lives to the utmost. Together, we can help make that chance a reality.