Yikes, poor guy! Sounds like he can't stand being in his own skin.
Are you satisfied with the neurological workup he's had?
And how about the choice of medications that he's on? Do you think it's perhaps worth a fresh look from a new consult? I'd start there, at the very least, with evaluating what those meds are doing for/to him.
I also wonder if some gentle energy work might be the most promising intervention to offer him. He might get some measure of comfort and relief there. I'm thinking of Reiki, Healing Touch or Therapeutic Touch - something along those lines - as the least likely intervention to irritate him, and a way into start him back to being able to take in some sort of relief.
For now, I'd keep away from the mind-body stuff like imagery, hypnosis or mindfulness. There's just too much room for his mind to start in on its knee-jerk, cranky response.
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At some point he may be ready for some simple biofeedback. Eventually the Healing Trauma imagery might do a lot for him. But not now.
If you feel you need to find some fresh, outside neurological advice, I'd recommend you contact Robert Scaer MD, who's both a neurologist and a posttraumatic stress expert, at http://www.traumasoma.com. He wrote The Body Bears the Burden, The Trauma Spectrum, and 8 keys to Brain-Body Balance.
I hope this helps.