Daily, people are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after surviving all manner of distress, from rough childhoods to tornadoes. But after the disaster has passed the question becomes: How do you get past PTSD?
Paula Bronte, a local Rapid Eye Technician (RET), believes the answer lies in actively de-stressing the body through the very activity we do while sleeping: rapid eye movement (REM). According to Bronte, “depressed people have excessive REM sleep and dream more than healthy people, so they wake up tired.” Her treatment “physiologically and psychologically opens up the neural pathways where memories are trapped,” which releases “this unfinished business and lets the brain rest, and influences their motivation to get on with their life.”
Bronte is holding an informational talk on June 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Edmonds Vitamins and Herbs. Nutrition counselor Michelle Bond will also speak at the seminar on improving health through food choices.