I have been diagnosed with PTSD twice – on two separate occasions for two different and separate life threatening events. When I spoke to Grant in March 2015, I no longer had PTSD as per the medical criteria for that diagnosis, however, I was aware that trauma resulting from compound distressing ‘life events’ still remained – at a very deep level – which had stubbornly resisted all the other therapies that had helped me over the years.
My final ZPoint session was two months ago, and since then I have been “testing” whether it had really worked. Immediately after the last session I felt different – lighter and ‘on a high’ for a while – but I needed to allow myself time to re-balance and embrace my ‘new being’. I wanted to “test” how I felt, reacted and behaved in the following days and gather irrefutable evidence – for myself – that the effects (i.e. trauma) of those cumulative ‘life events’ that had been locked inside me for 23 years because there was no time to process them before the next illness, death or loss occurred had, finally, been cleared.
The evidence came from three separate, unrelated but significant events which have occurred during the last two months. The first ‘event’ was the biggest “test” and I am still in awe of how I felt and behaved. Someone I’d had no contact with for 9+ years, who the mere thought of still triggered the most unpleasant responses in me (anger, disgust, shock, revulsion, rage to name but a few) was suddenly ‘there’ staring at me and then came and stood right behind me, despite there being an empty checkout they could have used. As I was already engaged in a transaction, I couldn’t leave … and what a blessing that turned out to be. Despite their close proximity/physical presence, I had no reaction to them whatsoever. There was nothing! No physical reaction in my body, no emotions springing up, no thoughts coming to mind – absolutely nothing. It was as though they didn’t exist/weren’t there – or were a stranger I didn’t have the slightest interest in. I didn’t look at the person … but not as an avoidance tactic but because there was no reason to, they just didn’t exist on my radar. I completed my transaction calmly, without haste, stepped to the side to re-arrange my bag and the person left the building ahead of me. When I got outside and saw their retreating back I suddenly realised the above and laughed out loud. This detachment is freedom … what a joy – with more realisation … that person has gone and all those horrible thoughts and feelings about them and towards them have also gone … and that is a gift. And the anger towards myself in relation to this person has gone, too – which is an even greater gift.
For the last 9+ years just the thought, let alone the actual presence, of that person had a negative effect upon me but, after the ZPoint sessions, that changed completely. Also, the other two events related to totally different issues and, again, I responded in a completely new and different way to each – yet more evidence that something has been released, has shifted and changed within me … all for the better … and it feels wonderful. As I’ve done nothing else over this period that could account for these changes, I can only conclude that it was as a consequence of the ZPoint process and that ZPoint WORKS!
ZPoint has earned my endorsement because it helped me BEYOND what other therapies were able to achieve for me. It accessed and cleared the compacted, long-held trauma that was a deeply emotional and painful bundle of different life events that were so knotted together I couldn’t separate them – and neither could other therapies. ZPoint did all the ‘heavy lifting’ in releasing this mass of trauma held within me – I did not have to ‘tell my story’ again and re-live any of the distress. Indeed, the process was so gentle it didn’t seem possible that it could have worked … but IT DID!
With hindsight, I can see that knotted bundle of many unresolved traumas (with a small ‘t’) contributed to the following two diagnoses of PTSD (trauma with a capital ‘T’) that I suffered as a result of two different life threatening events. Other therapies helped clear some of the issues related to those events and the symptoms of PTSD I experienced – i.e. nightmares, night terrors, avoidance behaviour, flashbacks, etc – but they didn’t release all the trauma, and didn’t touch the compacted traumas that had gone before and were buried deep within me.
Outwardly, not a lot has changed but what has occurred is a big internal shift – especially in regard to the relationship I have with myself. By remaining alert and aware to any healing change, I have noticed I have totally new perspectives on past events and, as importantly, about myself. I was ‘on a high’ after the last session and the ‘big evidence event’ above and, at the time, it was easy to think that feeling would last. It didn’t, and realistically couldn’t, last but that doesn’t mean shifts and changes are not occurring in a quieter more gentle way – they are just more subtle, but no less profound for their subtlety.
In my view and experience (both personally and professionally – I am a licensed therapist), ZPoint is able to access and address those aspects of PTSD and trauma that cannot be separated out, that are deeply held and, seemingly, inaccessible via other methods, i.e. those deep, tangled, extremely complex emotions/issues that relate to multiple intertwining distressing events – that are too complicated to ‘deal with’ via other methods (talking therapies, psychotherapy, psychiatry, EFT) because they require being specific, having clarity and working on a specific (single) event – so the trauma stays stuck and doesn’t get cleared. As I’ve found, after 18 years of actively seeking release from the pain (physical and emotional) of trauma, enough of the pot is emptied to ‘cope’ with what remains but it continues to have a negative effect. ZPoint allows you to get to that stuff because you don’t have to consciously know/remember what it is, or unravel it – you just have to place that whole time in the releasing circle and keep processing/washing it through until it has gone.
I have used many different types of therapy, some of which I have gained – and continue to gain – enormous benefits from (I won’t deny that) but, equally, others have done little or nothing to help me. I’ve drawn comparisons with all these therapies and have evidence that ZPoint released the stuck trauma. Until ZPoint, I’d learned to co-exist with that ‘bundle of pain’ nothing else had accessed … and now it’s gone … I’m free and to say that feels wonderful is an understatement!
I am filled with gratitude for the healing gifts of ZPoint and feel truly blessed to have been through this simple, painless but highly effective and powerful process. Whilst I would never claim that one particular therapeutic modality will work for everyone, I’d be beyond surprised if someone didn’t benefit in any way from the ZPoint process. If you want to heal and recover, I recommend you try it … and I wish you the same excellent results I’ve experienced.
I test and assess healing tools rigorously and hold them to a high standard. I do not make recommendations lightly – especially for a healing therapy/process/system – because I believe I have a responsibility towards the people who accept/act upon what I say. All too often, it seems, people are careless with their praise or, worse, they intentionally mislead (for personal gain, image protection or some other reason), with no thought for the effect/cost (on a third party) of any exaggeration or falsehood they may make. Whilst the above is only my opinion based on my personal experience of the ZPoint process, it is honest and sincere.
Kathleen Meryck – Healing Detective