"After only four days with Robert, I feel I have gotten my life back.   I'm free of the anxiety I constantly felt, and am excited about life!   I'm in charge of my life now...   What a wonderful feeling!"       Cassi G., Moses Lake, WA       "After having returned from Operation Enduring Freedom, I couldn't believe how torn up I was feeling.   I kept on having flashbacks of the things I'd seen and experienced while in Afghanistan, and couldn't sleep most nights because of the guilt I was also feeling.  The nightmares were terrible.   The VA was just totally unable to help me, and I was feeling desperate.   When Dr. Mantell told me he could completely rid me of these nightmares and flashbacks in less than a week, it honestly seemed way too good to be true.   But ...within just a few days of working with him, I could hardly feel my old symptoms anymore!    The flashbacks stopped after THE VERY FIRST DAY with him!    I'm now completely free of the nightmares, and understand things much better now, so that the guilt's not a problem for me anymore either.    Thank you, BrightLife... I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't found you."      Bradley S., Oxnard, CA       "When I began the program, my anxiety level was extremely high, both in social situations and situations which required me to speak in public.   I had tried all kinds of therapy, and nothing seemed to rid me of the problem.   This is why I am so amazed by the program at BrightLife!   I never thought this change would be possible, but in one week, I was given so many valuable resources that I now feel confident and excited to be in those situations which, at one time, were a problem.   I encourage everyone to try this program... it truly helped me.   Thanks so much!!!"      Kelly B., Lansing, MI       "The years following 9/11 were horrible...  I couldn't sleep at night, and couldn't seem to let go of what happened.   I couldn't even venture into the city after that.   My life had come to a complete standstill.    I contacted Robert Mantell... and couldn't believe it when he told me he thought he could help me clear this up within just a matter of days!   I was excited and scared to try it at the same time...    I couldn't believe it when after jut the first day together, I was totally unable to feel scared anymore...    It was so easy, I'm still awestruck!    I couldn't understand why other people don't use these techniques, and I'd tried them all..."       Kendra P., Brooklyn, NY        "You are a man of character, but more importantly you are a man driven by the truest and kindest intentions of your heart.   Thank you for touching my life... "       Gabby F., Vancouver, WA       "It doesn't seem possible, but in just six days you gave me the tools to overcome my problem and change my life!   Nothing else I have tried, from medication to therapy works... but this does.   I wish I had found you a long time ago.   Thank you!"      Jillian S., Dana Point, CA       "Thank you so much for giving me my son back.   To tell the truth, I have never seen Jonathan more relaxed, self-confident, fun-loving, involved, and connected with life.   You have shown him how to break the shell of darkness that enveloped him.   Now he shines like a radiant new sun!"      Carolyn D., Paradise, CA      
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The BrightLife Center for The Rapid Relief of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)

BASED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, The BrightLife Center for The Rapid Relief of Post-Traumatic Stress specializes in rapid, permanent, 100% drug-free eradication of post-traumatic stress and related challenges. On average, just 1 to 4 three-hour Accelerated Personal Breakthrough Coaching sessions over the course of about a week as part of our 90-Day Accelerated Personal Breakthrough Coaching program are required to help you achieve substantial or complete relief from your challenges with post-traumatic stress.

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress*?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is the name given for a particular constellation of anxiety-related symptoms that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person's daily life. This problem is also associated with impairment of the person's ability to function in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems and divorces, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.

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Understanding PTSD

PTSD is not a new problem. There are written accounts of similar symptoms that go back to ancient times, and there is clear documentation in the historical medical literature starting with the Civil War, when a PTSD-like disorder was known as "Da Costa's Syndrome." There are particularly good descriptions of post-traumatic stress symptoms in the medical literature on combat veterans of World War II and on Holocaust survivors.

Careful research and documentation of PTSD began in earnest after the Vietnam War. It has subsequently been observed in all veteran populations that have been studied, including World War II, Korean conflict, and Persian Gulf populations, and in United Nations peacekeeping forces deployed to other war zones around the world. There are remarkably similar findings of PTSD in military veterans in other countries. For example, Australian Vietnam veterans experience many of the same symptoms that American Vietnam veterans experience.

PTSD is not only a problem for veterans, however. Although there are unique cultural- and gender-based aspects of the problem, it occurs in men and women, adults and children, Western and non-Western cultural groups, and all socioeconomic strata. A national study of American civilians conducted in 1995 estimated that the lifetime prevalence of PTSD was 5% in men and 10% in women.

How Does PTSD Come About?

Your brain's "prime directive" is to protect you from pain. Although it has a limited set of tools to manage that, one of its most effective tools is fear. Fear is not a "bad" or otherwise negative emotion. To the contrary, we regard it as a powerful and necessary emotion — a call to action, one designed to grab your attention — to let you know you're taking unnecessary risks, perhaps putting yourself in a position to potentially get hurt, or even killed.

At the time you experienced the original traumatic incident, the fear you experienced was completely reasonable and understandable. It was your brain's way of mobilizing all of your internal resources (the "fight or flight" condition) so that you could be in the best possible position to take the most appropriate and effective action to protect yourself from whatever might have had the potential to hurt you.

So, what actually happens when you experience a particularly fearful or traumatic event? Initially, an organ in the brain called the amygdala releases biochemicals called stress hormones. While the primary purpose of these stress hormones is to help us survive life-threatening situations by sharpening our senses, they also happen to enhance memory formation.

The initial mental record of a traumatic event is stored first in the hippocampus, the site of short-term memory. A chemical reaction then essentially burns the sensory information associated with the event (the sights, sounds or other sensory information present at the time) deeply into the cerebral cortex, where it effectively cements that information into long-term memory storage.

Recalling the traumatic event (or, in some cases, being "prompted" to recall the event by being exposed to environmental "triggers" that are similar to those that were present at the time) causes the memories to temporarily transfer back to the hippocampus, where it might ordinarily simply result in the release of additional stress hormones, continuing the unfortunate cycle of memory and trauma.

But this is where WE come in. And what we do with this memory once it gets back to the hippocampus is nothing short of extraordinary.

Just What is "The BrightLife Method"? — And How Can You Be So Sure Your Program Will Work For Me?

Recall that when a person brings back to conscious awareness a traumatic memory, that memory temporarily returns to the hippocampus so that it can once again be experienced consciously.

At BrightLife, we look forward to the memory's return to the hippocampus, because while it's there, it becomes susceptible to "editing". And that's exactly the opportunity we've been waiting for.

When we do this "editing" work, we skillfully employ a proprietary Accelerated Personal Change Technology we call Imagination Creation™. In a nutshell, we guide our clients to reprocess the memories in a variety of ways that effectively "scratches the record" on the mental record (the memory) of the original trauma. Collectively, these techniques assist clients to separate the memory of past events from the emotional trauma associated with those events. The result is that, while our clients will still know full well (on a more or less intellectual level) what actually happened in these earlier events, they are now able to recall, revisit and even freely discuss these events, completely liberated of the emotional “charge” previously associated with those memories.

Our work is so effective, we have been featured on numerous local, national and even international print, radio and television, including our appearances in the Montreal Gazette, KNX 1070 NewsRadio in Los Angeles, Esquire Magazine, as well as the Discovery Health Channel's six-part television series, Things That Go Bump: Facing Our Fears. On that program, Dr. Robert Mantell assisted a client to eliminate an intense twenty-year phobia in just 15 minutes! See the video here!

When we're done, the brain automatically sends the newly edited memory back to the cerebral cortex, forever freed of the traumatic components of the memory. And the psychological trauma formerly associated with the memory is gone forever.

These powerful mental exercises can be effective in as little as ten minutes — and we can prove it — right over the phone.

If you experience flashbacks, nightmares, panic, anxiety or fight or flight symptoms as a result of what you know to be traumatic experiences of your past, let us help you! It's just completely unnecessary to continue living like that.

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To request more information, or to sign up for our powerful and effective PTSD-relief services, please click here to contact us, or feel free to call our 24-hour voicemail messaging system toll-free at (866) LIFE-NOW. We'll respond back to you right away.

* Information published by the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, White River Junction, Vermont

BrightLife Phobia & Anxiety Release Center can be contacted at:

2010 W. Avenue K, # 644
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BrightLife Phobia and Anxiety Release Center has been awarded the prestigious "A+ Rating" for outstanding Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction by the Southland Better Business Bureau!
BrightLife's Founder and Executive Director Robert Mantell is a member in good standing of the American Counseling Association (Membership #06162446).
BrightLife's Founder and Executive Director Robert Mantell is a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
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BrightLife's Founder and Executive Director Robert Mantell is a member of the National Center for Crisis Management.
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