In my over 45 years as a heart centered consultant with emotionally devastated civilians as well as veterans with PTSD, I have discovered that most have a common symptom ~ the psychic pain of being seemingly separated from love, either at birth or in childhood, which can cause us to emotionally check out and close our hearts thus PTHD (Post Traumatic Heart Disorder). At some dark point of aloneness, psychic pain overrides joy and ego defense becomes more important for survival than love and relationships. Medication and drugs then become the principal tool to be utilized in survival and our rapidly increasing middle-age death rate confirms this finding ~ as well as the obvious need for a proven and effective alternative heart centered approach for PTSD or PTHD: Allen L Roland, PhD
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident " ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
See article ~ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/health/death-rates-rising-for-middle-aged-white-americans-study-finds.html?emc=edit_th_20151103&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=65700837
But Veterans have been on this prescription opioid trajectory for years ~ and on this Veteran's Day, Veterans suicide has caused more U.S casualties than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for the same reasons. See ICH story ~ http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43387.htm
"But veterans experts estimate that 17 of the 22 daily suicides involve vets not enrolled in the VA's health care system, suggesting more research -- and far greater funding -- will be necessary to get a handle on the problem."
Here are some important findings from the report ~
For my whole life, all 81 miraculous years, I have sensed a great truth and actually felt it as a young child ~ that deepest within us is love and that all-consuming love is connected to everything we see and all of nature.
In my work, as a consultant and heart centered life coach, with clients with PTSD or PTHD ~ I concentrate, with great success, on them opening their hearts ~ initially through gratefulness toward the people and friends who have been there for them and finally to giving and accepting love themselves. They eventually forgive themselves in the process of opening their hearts as well as begin to see through different eyes ~ and medication becomes no longer their only option or escape from America's growing tragedy.
The power and truth of a heart centered approach to self-healing has withstood ridicule and then opposition within the VA and medical pharmaceutical community ~ but it is now fast approaching the stage where its acceptance and value are self-evident.
Allen L Roland, PhD
Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com. He is also featured columnist on Veterans Today and guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net