During 12 years of torture with PTSD, I was visiting doctors, councillors, psychologists and psychiatrists and was taking 32 tablets a day including lithium. I was also self-medicating with alcohol on a daily basis... and spent nearly all my time indoors for fear of harming someone.
When I was about to commit suicide, my "inner wisdom" was saying "don't do it... you'll regret it... it will be OK." How glad I am that I listened to that inner voice of wisdom now!
The Three Principles have taken me to a whole new level of human experience. For the last two and a half years, I have lived WITHOUT PTSD and my world is a much happier place. I am in a completely new and exciting time in my life right now because of my understanding of the Three Principles.
- Paul Dean, British Army veteran (full testimonial)
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that PTSD afflicts almost 31% of Vietnam veterans, as many as 10% of Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans, and 11 - 20% of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Isn't it inspiring to know that there is a solution to PTSD?
Imagine what might happen if we could help these veterans to confront -- and overcome -- this serious problem. This could change the world, and that's no exaggeration. We want to make sure that this help is available to all our returning veterans and their families.
But the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs won't add any Principles-based programs to its treatment offerings... unless evidence-based research supports it. The THRIVING vs. Surviving and Coming Home to Peace research projects, designed by Dr. Bill Pettit, Dr. Judy Sedgeman and staff at Center for Sustainable Change, should confirm that Three Principles-based treatment is a viable, sustainable treatment for PTSD and related mental health conditions.
Three Principles practitioners and trainers will also benefit from this research. Once the VA adds Three Principles-based programs to its available treatment options for veterans, the demand for Principles-based services will expand considerably. As those programs grow to help our veterans, many schools, local governments, and community groups will notice the benefits happening at the VA and take interest. In this way, the Three Principles' reach will be expanded to serve any and all organizations opening up their doors to this life-changing approach.
As you can see, this is a huge opportunity. Please do yourself (and us) a favor and pledge to donate ANY amount to this campaign -- even $1 will help a lot. It's time to move the Three Principles into the mainstream; think of all that can be accomplished... but we need YOU now.
Find out more about how THRIVING vs. Surviving and Coming Home to Peace can change the world in this short video message from Bill Pettit and Judy Sedgeman:
After 3 weeks of fundraising efforts, we now have pledges from 65 donors. We desperately need public support in order to attract potential funders. Your pledge to donate any amount to this campaign will act as your "vote" to help us show potential funders that our Three Principles community is behind these research projects.
Are you with us? We need your support now! Your donation is tax deductible in the US. CSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
With hope and gratitude,
CSC Executive Director
|William F. Pettit, Jr. MD||Judith Sedgeman, EdD|
|Thomas Kelley, PhD|
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