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Someone makes a request for suggestions for appropriate therapists and practitioners in the UK for a

01 May
Someone makes a request for suggestions for appropriate therapists and practitioners in the UK for a dear friend with an intense case of posttraumatic stress and dissociative identity disorder..
Dear BR,
Thank you so much for your enlightening book PTSD: Silent Worriers [Ed. Note: Book title is Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal ]... I have been close to someone with what I understood to be DID [Ed. Note: Dissociative Identity Disorder - what used to be called Multiple Personality Disorder - a condition that is seen as a specialized result of traumatic experience], and which was called many other things since knowing him....

He is in the UK and I have tried for the past 3 years to assist him with advice on where he could get help. I don’t believe in hypnotherapy, which he has had a lot of. He has also had many other treatments and drugs, which seemed in some ways to help, but the core of his problems has remained.... all of which fall under the list in the PTSD line up...

I also am a meditation/yoga teacher and work in the holistic remedy area, so I support what you are doing... MY BIG request is if you would know of places in London that follow the same or similar healings as you practice, as this person is not able to come to the USA anytime soon....

THANKYOU for any help you can offer...
Sincerely yours...
L.





Dear L,
I''m sorry but there is no one in the UK whose work I know well enough to personally recommend. It might make sense for you to post this query on our website discussion page, so you can get suggestions and names from others. And if anybody reading this has some good ideas, please do post them there!

I can also recommend the web pages of Dan Benor (who originally comes from the UK) - he may be able to point you in the right direction, and there is contact information at the bottom of the page, if you scroll down to the very end.

You can also search by country on the EFT website (Gary Craig’s Emotional Freedom Technique). And there is a UK listing at Peter Levine’s newly designed and expanded somatic experiencing website.

In addition, Mary Sise has a terrific EFT/TFT video/DVD resource that can be worked with at home, as can our other HJ trauma materials , but it sounds like your friend’s condition is pretty complicated, and he probably does need to work with someone, as you indicate, not just resources by himself.

There is much more, but these are good places to start, and there’s no sense overwhelming you with too many suggestions. I hope this helps.

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award