News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Leading edge treatment for quake stress/trauma available


11 March 2011

Leading edge treatment for quake stress/trauma available nationwide – for free

Around the country, thousands of people are experiencing anxiety and stress as a result of the recent Christchurch earthquake and its aftermath. Symptoms such as irritability, difficulty sleeping, having trouble concentrating are generally considered normal responses to an ‘abnormal’ situation.

Most will also be able to move on emotionally and rediscover a sense of safety in life; they will use the natural resources of friends, family, and their inner wisdom to recover. Thousands of others (approximately 10% of the population, based on experiences such as Manhattan after September 11th, 2001) will not move on so easily. Finding the best ways to help people move on from post-incident stress is vital to helping individuals and the community rebuild.

Leading-edge trauma treatment is being offered around the country - for free - by 70 experienced and well-trained practitioners in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). All volunteers, they are offering their time and expertise to help those seeking a rapid and effective method for relieving stress.

Preliminary results of recent research have confirmed that the NLP Trauma Relief Process is almost three times as successful as accepted cognitive behavioural interventions and takes a fraction of the time; in the US, Dr Frank Bourke, a psychologist who worked with those affected by the 9-11 terrorist attacks in New York, found that NLP protocols relieved PTSD symptoms over 80% of the time in two to four hours. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, the best of the researched methods, is effective 32% of the time and takes four to nine months (Frank Bourke, Ph.D. & Richard F. Liotta, Ph.D. - http://nlprandr.org/?page_id=508)). Consequently, a US$15 million research project exploring the effectiveness of the process is being conducted with war veterans in by Marshall University, US.

Coordination of the volunteers is being handled by the New Zealand Association of NLP (the professional body for NLP in New Zealand). Practitioners are available throughout New Zealand in Christchurch, Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Wellington, Nelson and Invercargill.

To be connected with a practitioner, people can call the free phone number –

0800 NLP Recovery (0800 657 732) or email: info@nlprecovery.co.nz.

Neuro Linguistic Programming is the study of excellence in a range of areas including therapy, personal change, communication and education. While in New Zealand NLP is sometimes considered to be new and alternative, it is well established in other parts of the world, particularly in Europe where it is part of university programmes and national health services.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Super Rugby: Parade To Celebrate Highlanders’ Win

The Dunedin City Council is urging people to come along on Monday to congratulate the team on its win in Wellington tonight. The Highlanders will leave from outside the Dental School at midday. More>>

ALSO:

Album Review: Donnie Trumpet And The Social Experiments: Surf

Chance the Rapper is one of my favourite rappers of the last couple years. He bought a uniquely fucked up, acid sound with his debut Acid Rap which has demonstrably influenced others including ILoveMakonnen and A$AP Rocky. It’s remarkable that, at such a ... More>>

Photos: Inside The Christchurch Arts Centre Rebuild

Lady Pippa Blake visited Christchurch Arts Centre chief executive André Lovatt, a 2015 recipient of the Blake Leader Awards. The award celebrated Lovatt’s leadership in New Zealand and hisand dedication to the restoration of the Arts Centre. More>>

Running Them Up The Flagpole: Web Tool Lets Public Determine New Zealand Flag

A School of Design master’s student is challenging the flag selection process by devising a web tool that allows the public to feed their views back in a way, he says, the current government process does not. More>>

ALSO:

Survey: ‘The Arts Make My Life Better’: New Zealanders

New Zealanders are creative people who believe being involved in the arts makes their lives better and their communities stronger. Nine out of ten adult New Zealanders (88%) agree the arts are good for them and eight out of ten (82%) agree that the arts help to improve New Zealand society. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Reprieve For Te Papa Press

Following its review of the role of Te Papa Press, Te Papa has committed to continue publishing books during the museum’s redevelopment, Chief Executive Rick Ellis announced yesterday. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news