[vc_row type=”vc_default” css=”.vc_custom_1474212512701{margin-bottom: -50px !important;}”][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-8 vc_col-xs-12″ css=”.vc_custom_1566960784265{margin-top: -15px !important;margin-bottom: 50px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”4264″ img_size=”1000×531″ style=”vc_box_shadow_3d” css=”.vc_custom_1565720494964{margin-bottom: 35px !important;}”][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Help for Veterans” alignment=”left” main_heading_style=”font-weight:bold;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:20px;” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:30px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:40px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:15px;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:26px;”]My office will continue to provide Neurotherapy for veterans so they can find relief from TBI, PTSD, anxiety and depression. It is my hope that people who serve and care for our beloved veterans will consider the paradigm shift to an effective and sustainable model of care.[/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1565709621470{padding-top: 25px !important;}”]PTSD, TBI, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and Substance Use Disorder

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Judith Miller, PhD
719-541-4912

3470 Briargate Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920[/vc_column_text][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Understanding the Dynamics of Failed Veteran Care” heading_tag=”h3″ main_heading_margin=”margin-top:30px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1565712652929{padding-top: 20px !important;}”]Veteran Suicide Rate – It is astounding that 20-40 veterans a day are taking their own lives. My research was asking: Why? There must be some commonalities among these suicide victims? Many veterans who commit suicide are on a series of psychotropic medications. These meds produce at least five negative side effects, and the most prominent side effect being suicidal ideation.

Could there be a possible correlation between medication side effects and suicide?

Veteran Death Other Than Suicide – My literature review includes a report by a Medical Doctor, who in 2014, identified over 400 veterans that died of a heart attack associated with Seroquel. This prescription medication is now dubbed with the street name Serokill.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Self-Destructive Behavior” heading_tag=”h3″ main_heading_margin=”margin-top:30px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1565903185349{padding-top: 20px !important;}”]Thousands of veterans are currently being arrested daily for DUIs, domestic violence, assault, violations of probation/parole, etc. My research discovered that these defendants are also on psychotropic medications and suffer side effects that include propensity to violence, aggression, hostility, confusion, hallucinations, anger, agitation, aggressive mood swings, depression, anxiety, changes in heart rhythm… just to name a few. Consider that side effects may possibly lead to initial arrest. If the offender continues to experience said side effects, it seems that there may be a great chance that he or she will continue to re-offend. Also, consider that veterans are trained to be aggressive, assertive, violent, and to kill.

Role of Psychotropics – My five-decade literature review reveals that trauma professionals agree that today there are no medications to serve Traumatic Brain Injury, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Psychotropics are merely designed to treat the symptoms of these conditions. Professionals also agree that the psychotropics do more harm than good, and that treatment should be provided for the underlying causes – not the symptoms.

Veterans Suffer TBIs and PTSD – It is common knowledge that thousands of veterans receive TBIs during combat. And, 100% of the veteran population experiences trauma, survivor’s guilt, and other psychological wounds – aside from the extreme physical wounds. Thus, anxiety, depression, and PTSD come into play. Television glories in showing the return of oversees veterans, as they rush into the arms of their families. Returning veterans may have physically lost body parts, but the psych wounds of war are hidden in their smiles as they hug their partner and/or children. Their journey to reunification with society begins with the initial appointment at the local Veterans Administration Center, where they leave with a bag full of psychotropic prescriptions.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][ultimate_heading main_heading=”A Must See Presentation” alignment=”left” main_heading_style=”font-weight:bold;” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:24px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:30px;” sub_heading_style=”font-weight:bold;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:17px;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:20px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-top:30px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-top:5px;”]Dr. Kevin T. McCauley[/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text](Writer of award-winning DVD “Pleasure Unwoven” and the DVD “Memo To Self”)[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/220090690″ el_width=”70″ css=”.vc_custom_1566524051658{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1566424193673{padding-top: 20px !important;}”]Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Soaring Hope Success Stories” alignment=”left” main_heading_style=”font-weight:bold;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:14px;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:28px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-top:50px;margin-bottom:20px;” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:24px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:30px;”][/ultimate_heading][ultimate_heading main_heading=”31-year-old veteran of two overseas tours, suffered from PTSD and a TBI — On no medications, but suffered severe amphetamine and opiod use disorder.” heading_tag=”h4″ alignment=”left” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:18px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:16px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:29px;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:27px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:30px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:10px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1566086127283{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]Wow, amazing. It helped the healing of my brain beyond what I thought was possible and gave me a fighting chance on my recovery. I read better, think better about decisions that I need to make, and have a way of just feeling like I’m firing on all cylinders, rather than just one.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_heading main_heading=”After serving 20 years, 39-year-old Wounded Warrior suffered TBI, PTSD, anxiety, and depression — was on numerous prescription medications, and drinking 12-15 beers nightly.” heading_tag=”h4″ alignment=”left” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:18px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:16px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:29px;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:27px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:30px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:10px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1566086158898{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]LENS has been instrumental in giving me back my life. I can’t recall the number of medications I was on at the time I started treatments… it was upwards of two dozen different medications at one time. I had pills to wake up, pills to deal with a day’s anxiety, concentration, anger, depression, fatigue, headaches, pain – and of course to fall asleep. On top of the medications, I was a very functional alcoholic. I averaged 12 to 15, 16-ounce beers a night, for 10 years prior to LENS treatments.

I no longer take medications, aside from the occasional Ibuprofen or Zyrtek, for hiking or extensive hard work. I cannot say LENS was the sole reason I am sober today, but there is no doubt in my mind that it had an instrumental role. I did not seek treatment for my drinking, and one day – I quit, cold turkey, after 20 years of self-medicating. LENS, Soaring Hope Recovery, and Miss Judith have given me some amazing years to LIVE without being a medicated zombie.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_heading main_heading=”31-year-old deployed to Iraq as a team leader, to experience death, firefights, roadside bombs and mortar attacks — suffered from memory loss, vertigo, short temper, and nightmares from TBI and PTSD.” heading_tag=”h4″ alignment=”left” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:18px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:16px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:29px;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:27px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:30px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:10px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1566086189895{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]It was simply amazing. I wish every vet could have this treatment. It helps with motor skills, reasoning skills, everything skills. It neatly relieves stress, anxiety… it helps the brain in ways I never thought I could have done.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_heading main_heading=”41-year-old Air Force/Army. Had trauma experiences with explosions and deaths of combat brothers and civilians. Depression, anxiety, paranoia, suicidal and homicidal thoughts, extreme emotional mood swings, insomnia and nightmares. Was on an anti-depressant drug and drinking alcohol.” heading_tag=”h4″ alignment=”left” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:18px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:16px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:29px;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:27px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:30px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:10px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1566086218063{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]LENS brought my bad memories back and I cried real tears. I wanted more medications and alcohol so that I didn’t have to feel. My counselors convinced me that it was OK for a man to cry and that it was necessary for me to shed tears. They said ‘You have to feel to heal’. Within 5 days off my meds and alcohol, my night terrors stopped and I could finally sleep. Also, learned that I have a purpose in life and that is why I am a combat survivor.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-4 vc_col-md-4 vc_col-xs-12″ css=”.vc_custom_1474210785130{margin-bottom: 50px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;}”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1474210891220{padding-right: 25px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;}”][vc_column_inner css=”.vc_custom_1474211073851{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-right: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;padding-left: 30px !important;background-color: #f4f4f4 !important;}”][ultimate_heading main_heading=”What is LENS Therapy?” heading_tag=”h3″ alignment=”left” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:20px;” main_heading_style=”font-weight:bold;” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:18px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:27px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_widget_sidebar show_bg=”false” sidebar_id=”sidebar_4″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner css=”.vc_custom_1565711769218{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][ultimate_heading main_heading=”In The Blink of an Eye” heading_tag=”h5″ main_heading_font_size=”desktop:25px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:35px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1567135999758{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]

PTSD Recovery with LENS and EMDR

[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/196521262″ align=”center”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1566425625954{padding-top: 25px !important;}”]True Story – an inspiring look into the recovery of professional snowboarder, Don Schwartz as he fights through the physical and mental scars that are a result of a horrific helicopter crash that took the lives of three of his friends and left him burning alive.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1566425470419{padding-top: 35px !important;padding-bottom: 35px !important;}”][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Boots On The Ground” heading_tag=”h5″ main_heading_font_size=”desktop:25px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:35px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text]

Neurotherapy for Veterans Combating: PTSD, TBIs, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression & SUD

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[vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1566425512074{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”]Paradigm Shift – This book’s purpose is to introduce the concept of shifting veteran care from Medical Assisted Therapy (MAT) to Coordinated Alternative Therapies (CATs). Neuroscience has evolved to prove an effective treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries, Addiction, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner css=”.vc_custom_1474210997759{margin-top: 30px !important;padding-top: 30px !important;padding-right: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 30px !important;background-color: #f4f4f4 !important;}”][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Request an Appointment” heading_tag=”h3″ alignment=”left” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:20px;” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:18px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:27px;” main_heading_style=”font-weight:bold;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1565733573042{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}”]Contact us for a consultation and schedule your LENS therapy appointments!

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