Stress & Trauma related testimonials
Testimonials from Veterans
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Patrick Maloy and I suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety, and have been in continuous recovery for 29 years. The last two years have been most difficult for me in that sixteen family members and close friends passed away from various illnesses. I found myself in responsible positions in dealing with friends and family members and I didn’t have time to process my personal grief. I ended up being admitted to a mental hospital for depression.
Medications, individual therapy, group therapy, an exercise regimen, and the help of loving and caring friends helped me through the worst of the depression. But the trauma of the losses, the grief surrounding them remained steadfast, and continued to experience intermittent depressive episodes. I seemed exhausted, easily irritated, and over sensitive. I knew that these mood swings were a component to the trauma that wasn’t being reached by conventional therapies, yet I had no clue on how to get help for it.
Attending weekly acupuncture classes seemed to help on a physiological level. It was at one of these classes that I had the good fortune to meet Jane Conboy. I underwent demonstration treatment with Ms. Conboy and I felt a change almost immediately. I can’t describe in words exactly what the change did but it was as if some of the angst surrounding the grief had subsided.
Within two days of our initial treatment I felt markedly better, happier, lighter, and I was laughing again, something that I had not been able to do for some time. So I booked a closed session with Jane, a session that resulted in the total removal of the grief and anxiety, much akin to unstopping a clogged drain. The session was effective to the point that I had to be reminded by friends that my attitude and direction had taken a 180 degree turn. The fact is, I hadn’t thought of any of the “baggage” that we processed. It was totally gone and I was free from it. I was so changed/lifted by the session with Jane that it was as if I had never had the problems.
So, if you’re one of those who think that you can muster through pain from trauma on your own, well that’s great, and more power to you. But if it’s affecting the quality of your life and relationships then without a doubt, get some help. I can attest that Jane’s skills are subtle yet direct, and I highly recommend spending time with her if your emotional drains are clogged as mine definitely where.
The best of luck to you,
My name is Michelle. I am a 43 year old disabled Army veteran. I was diagnosed by the VA several years ago with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/ Anxiety and Major Depressive Disorder. I was sexually assaulted in the Army. I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and suffered from chronic pain and fatigue.
A few months ago I reached a breaking point in my life. Over the last few years my depression had gotten out of control. I felt stuck in undesirable circumstances and I just couldn’t see my way clear of anything. I had to resign my position and was in financial dire straits also dealing with a bank that had no remorse for foreclosing on my house. I had gotten to the point I didn’t like to leave the house and slept all the time. I was always fighting an undercurrent of rage that left me exhausted. I angered easily and had a lot of problems while driving. I would scream and at other drivers and sometimes just experiencing such hostility in the car I could actually picture myself hurting other drivers. (Pulling them over and hitting them or shoving them to the ground and slamming their heads against the concrete.)
Another symptom of the PTSD/anxiety was intrusive thinking about things that would probably never happen but I would feel in my core how I would feel it that were to happen and I spend so much time thinking about horrible things and how I would react in different was to these things that would never happen. I wasted so much time and energy on nonexistent hostile situations. These fantasies made me feel out of control. Like I could snap at any moment therefor I really didn’t like to leave my house much.
There came a point a few months ago that I was so out of control I just wanted relief. Suicide had come into my mind. Thankfully I had known Jane through my previous work and decided to reach out. She saw me the next day and after our first session I immediately noticed a reduction in overall stress. After 2 sessions the intrusive thinking started to subside. After our 3rd session I was in general happier and felt way calmer. By our 4th visit other people had commented at how my moods seemed more consistent and how overall peaceful I seemed. I don’t have ANY issues in the car anymore and no feelings of aggression or hostility towards anyone.
After just over 2 months of seeing Jane regularly once a week I can say that the intrusive thinking is about gone and when it comes I can dismiss it easily and shift my thinking to something much more positive. I have way more energy as I am not spending good energy on negative, angry, nonproductive fantasies. My concentration has improved significantly I am in school now and my mental clarity is amazing. My emotions are consistent and I have a deep sense of contentment and peace. I am also very optimistic and excited now for the future. I am looking forward to new adventures I would never have thought of if I hadn’t called Jane.
One of the processes I use has had amazing results with Post Traumatic Stress in combat veterans. Below is what one veteran shared about his experience after working with this process and my mentor.
I am an ex-Special Forces, and Army Ranger Sniper soldier, who has seen combat in several locations around the world. I have known for years that I looked at the world different after coming back from combat. I did not know how to deal with the nightmares, flashbacks, etc. until I met Tapas Fleming. Using her very simple steps, I have changed from being an emotionally cut off soldier, father and husband. I ‘had’ several incidents that caused these reactions, all were related to the combat I saw over all the years I was active.
I joined a workshop that was being held in Columbus, Ga., right outside the gates of Fort Benning, to prove that this technique that Tapas developed would not work.
After the first session I did, I could not believe how different I felt.
I no longer felt the guilt that I had lived with all these years. I have worked on a different memory every night for 4 days now and have not had a recurrence of anything I have worked on with Tapas.
I finally have been able to sleep at night without waking up in combat. I can still recall the memories, just without all the guilt, shame and fear.
I finally have my life back and can become the father, son and husband that I once was.
SSG Brian Davis
Las Vegas Route 91 shooting victim
Wanted to give a shout out to Jane Conboy for taking time to show me some new ways to deal with my anxiety, depression & panic attacks. For anybody in my Route 91 family, or anybody going through a hard time and who believes therapy might help them, I’d definitely recommend reaching out to Jane and trying a few sessions. I felt so much more at peace after my first session.
A testimonial from a young woman who was at a Mall shooting where people were killed. She and 2 friends were locked in a storage room with about 20 other people till it was safe to come out.
Hey! I just wanted to check in and tell you I am doing very well……. I’ve been trying to overcome some of my other small fears with the help you’ve given me……. I even shut the bathroom door at home more often. Small spaces and loud noises are becoming a breeze. I still find myself a little weary around big crowds, but I finally broke out of my shell a little the other day and went to a new years party. I was the designated driver so I didn’t drink, but I had fun with everyone and was able to handle the crowd and the loud music. I really appreciate you helping me realize that I am in control of my emotions. You have helped me tremendously!
My work performance is no longer being hindered by fears or nervousness……….. Of course life is unexpected so if I do need a follow up I will let you know. I’m pretty confident in myself at this point in time. I want to thank you again for helping Ben, Brandon and I. We couldn’t have moved forward without your help. Your methods and words were exactly what we had needed.
Car, Bike, Driving fears
When I was living in Atlanta, I was fortunate enough to be able to ride my bike to work. I worked at Emory Univ. hospital as a cardiac RN. One day I was “rear-ended” by a car. It was 6:30 am and it was still dark. I heard this car coming behind me, and next thing I knew I was flipped up over my bike. I happened to be very fortunate that I had no major injuries. I guess I was traumatized by that event, and was very scared to ride my bike. (And I don’t scare easily!) I met Jane Conboy who was experienced in a process that helps you release fear.
After that session with Jane, I was able to start riding again. In fact, I moved to Portland, OR, and joined a women’s biking group! I love to bike, and I thank Jane for helping me be able to get back on my bike!! Thank you Jane!!
Years ago I had taken a trip in a large motorhome along the California coast and in the Big Sur area there were several narrow bridges over chasms that were hundreds of feet deep. I experienced severe anxiety attacks going over these bridges to the point that we took a flat, straight and level Interstate highway on the way back. But the bridge anxiety stayed with me for many years. After 20 years the severity of the attacks had diminished substantially but flutters were still there when crossing high bridges or driving on roads with drop-offs and no guard rails.
After a session with Jane Conboy I felt that I had been relieved of not only the height/bridge-related anxiety but also a bunch of other “baggage” that I had apparently been unknowingly hanging onto.
No anxiety going over bridges anymore!
Equestrian Riding Fears
When my horse was misbehaving and I felt out of control, I developed a generalized fear and I had doubts about whether I should even be riding. I was at a clinic for fearful riders when I met Jane. She led us through one of her sessions and after it I was devoid of the fear, it was gone, there was no charge about the event that had caused the fear for me.
I believe that because she did that session with us I was then able to get so much more out of the clinic and what the instructor was teaching that weekend. I now ride with confidence and enjoy riding in various situations.
Stress & Anxiety
To Whom It May Concern,
I highly recommend the services of Jane Conboy and her ability to deliver results that have improved my life. She has a tender and balanced approach that helps alleviates stress and puts you back in a position of healing and growth. I appreciated the tools she also provided to continue self-help. She has a wonderfully calm and friendly demeanor which is coupled with years of practice, education and a therapeutic nature. I feel very restored and reinvigorated after meeting with her. You will definitely benefit from her soothing, health-giving tools which will put you back in balance.
Any stories or testimonials presented here do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding the outcome of an individual using these techniques, as it is impossible to guarantee human behavior or compliance. You assume equal responsibility by the level of commitment you make to this program. I sincerely want you to succeed and pledge my efforts to help you to the best of my ability. These techniques are not to be a substitute for medical or psychological treatment.