PTSD: It Can Happen To You


PTSD:  It Can Happen To You
Can't stop remembering an awful event that terrified you? Heal yourself quickly in minutes with EFT.

 Because I have treated people with PTSD for over 30 years I was able to recognize my own PTSD symptoms. I also knew that the solution was as close as my fingertips! It is called EFT Tapping. EFT Tapping is a simple acupressure method that involves gentle touching or tapping on only 8 acupressure points, mostly on the face. You can see me demonstrate how to do it on You Tube.

As I focused on my anxiety, the memory of the loud explosions, and my feelings of powerlessness during the unknown early morning danger, I tapped on these points using just the tips of my index and middle fingers:


  • Crown of the head
  • Beginning of the eyebrow near the nose
  • Outside edge of the eye socket
  • Under the lower eyelid
  • Under the nose
  • Under the lower lip
  • Under the knob of the collarbone
  • On the side of the body 4 inches under the armpit.

I kept gently tapping around and around for only a few minutes until my tension disappeared and I was able to remind myself that I had not been harmed, and my home had not been invaded.


Every one of us has had similar experiences in which we either were present at a terrifying moment or possibly saw something horrific on TV like what happened on 9/11 that traumatized our nation. Most of us were in a safe place nowhere near the tragedy, yet we may have participated in the horror and destruction as if we were. That trauma became embedded in our brains and may be retriggered instantly even years later. Find out more about this in my book, Five  Simple Steps to Emotional Healing.

The amazing thing about EFT Tapping is that this technique actually raises a soothing brain chemical called Serotonin. If, as I did, you focus on a scary memory, emotion or belief as you tap, the Serotonin will flood the fear center in your brain. When this happens the fear stops being triggered... permanently!

You will be able to recall the event or emotion without feeling as if it was happening again. It will be like looking at a photograph on your computer. You will be able to talk about it calmly because you know that it is over and you survived.


Take advantage of a free consult with Gloria to find out more about your PTSD.

Be sure to download Gloria’s FREE eBook Creating Happiness to find the instructions for using EFT Tapping to eliminate the PTSD in your life.

Article contributed by

Gloria Arenson

Marriage and Family Therapist

Gloria Arenson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology and author of 7 books. She is passionate about helping people help themselves to be free of negative emotions and compulsive behaviors.

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Credentials: DCEP, EFT-ADV, MFT, MS
Other Articles/News by Gloria Arenson:

Curb Compulsive Eating When You Use The Dear Abby Approach


Did you ever have a problem or emotion that was so upsetting you wanted to call your best friend because you needed a friendly ear and advice from someone you trust? But what happens if no one answers? You are stuck with your unpleasant feelings. Here’s a simple method that will help you help yourself when you feel this way.   Follow these 4 ... Read more

Driving Each Other Crazy? It's In Your DNA


Are you like me? In a relationship with someone vastly different from you? Whenever I am planning a trip, I start thinking about what I am going to pack at least three weeks ahead of time. I have created a master packing list of necessities for travel that I keep on my computer. That way I can modify the list depending on the time of year, climate at my ... Read more

5 Ways To Keep Your Sex Life Sizzling After 60


My husband and I have been lovers for 40 years. The other day, after we made sweet love, I turned to him and asked, “How young do you feel when we are having sex?” I shared that when I am totally in the moment of passion I feel like I am 30 again. When my husband thought about it, he agreed that he too felt like he was 35 again. The man I fell ... Read more

See More

Latest Expert Videos
Most Popular