For years I’ve felt depressed, anxious, angry, exhausted almost constantly, I had insomnia, I had little motivation, I felt like I was thinking through cotton wool and avoided social situations. I’ve been on increasing doses of antidepressants and tranquilizers since my early 20s and hospitalized twice for what I believed was depression. I’d had a series of bad relationships, took the breakups very hard and felt I never fully recovered from them, going into each one feeling quite wounded and more than a little scared. Needless to say each new relationship presented increased challenges. I’d reached a point where I felt I couldn’t continue this way, I’d sought counseling over the years, medication, all the self-help I could read but I felt further than ever from where I wanted to be. I heard about Neurobalance and went for the assessment. I discovered that I’d had severe mental and emotional trauma starting at the age of 8 months when my Mom got sick, then again at just over a year when I was diagnosed with a kidney problem and hospitalized. There were two instances of molestation before the age of 10. At age 15 when I started interacting with boys I had the start of a series of traumas related to relationships, fears of rejection/abandonment which increased in severity to the most recent which was alarmingly high on Rory’s scale. I’d also been involved in two car accidents and injured my head and neck and had glandular fever but not thought much of it. If it had not been for this assessment I wouldn’t have realized the severity of the trauma since the medication I take masked many of the symptoms but I also would not have known about much of what caused it and connected the dots. It was amazing to see my life mapped out on a computer screen, “understanding” exactly how I’d felt all along. It turns out I have no depression markers, these feelings were just symptoms of trauma. Immediately after the Neurobalance treatment I could feel a marked difference. I’m less depressed, the brain fog has lifted, I’m sleeping better, I can think back on things that happened in the past and not react with the same overwhelming emotion and when there are emotional responses to things that happen, now I find I bounce back quite quickly, they don’t consume me anymore. I feel more relaxed and confident so it’s helped in social situations and at work. As a result of the assessment I’m able to get treatment for the physical symptoms of chronic fatigue to get my body healthy again and treat some of the underlying psychological issues. I still have 3 months at the end of which I’m told I’ll feel even better and I’m hoping to be able to stop my meds altogether. The best part about this treatment is that I don’t care what happened in the past anymore.