That is how I tell the story now. That is one of the ways I can see how far I've come.
For a long time I told the story like this:
I was working at a local gas station. It was dark beyond our outdoor lights and I couldn't see beyond the canopy. A masked man ran into the store, put a gun to my head, and ordered me to the floor.
Can you feel the difference in the emotional intensity? For a long time I felt like I was still living on that floor, unable to see the man who threatened my life, but knowing he was out there waiting.
I was diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and told that there is no cure. I would just have to learn to live with it.
For seven years, I lived in fear. I went through times when I was afraid to leave my house. I was afraid of men I didn't know. I was afraid of the dark. I was afraid of being around cash registers and money transactions (which made grocery shopping difficult, to say the least!). I had nightmares, flashbacks and tremors.
During that time, I saw counselors and psychologists and my symptoms went up and down from manageable, to complete terror at the thought of leaving the house.
Then I found a counselor who taught me a piece of what was to become Energetics. With just that piece, in 9 hours, I completely healed from my fear. I haven't had a single PTSD symptom in 10 years.
While she was helping me with the PTSD, I started working on some self-esteem issues on my own. I specifically worked on deservingness because I had some interesting conflicting beliefs, such as: people all deserve to have good things and good experiences; I don't deserve to have good things or good experiences. I'd had these conflicting beliefs as long as I can remember. I had tried affirmations and a myriad of other self-help techniques before, but for some reason, feeling like I didn't deserve goodness persisted. But once I started tackling it with Energetics, that feeling disappeared within 3 days. And once I felt like I deserved good things, even more good things came raining down on me.
I began working to eliminate the IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) that I had suffered from from the time that I was 2 until I was 28. When I had flare-ups, I would be in serious pain, unable to stand straight, having regular diarrhea, and sometimes bleeding from the bowel. Not Cool. I spent 5 minutes a day working with what had now morphed into Energetics and quit about 6 weeks later, as ALL of my symptoms had disappeared (this is another disease that I was told could be "managed" with drugs, but could never be cured)! I haven't had ANY symptoms from that day till this. Its been 10 years.
So that's my story. I was in the right place, at the right time to learn some tools that helped me restore my life and even made it better and brighter than ever before. 10 years ago, within 6 months, I healed my emotions, my body, and changed my limiting beliefs to beliefs that support my growth and success.
As I saw people around me in need, I taught them Energetics and watched them regain their health and bloom. I've also taught workshops and small groups how to use this technique and have seen some amazing results, even in a 2 hour group session (like the woman who was awaiting surgery for her knee and found she was completely pain-free, for the first time in a long, long time or the man who stood up in tears because he just realized that he had been treating his son exactly the way that his father had treated him and he didn't have to do that anymore).
I was in the right place at the right time to develop this system I've named Energetics. Right now it may be the right time and place for you to learn to use this tool to make the changes in yourself and your life that you've been longing for (or maybe even given up on). I know that its hard to believe that any tool can help make these kind of changes, but its worth a try, right? You don't have to believe in it for it to work.