Fight or Flight Therapy is the first modality to directly address the body's physiological response to stress and trauma, the fight-or-flight response. It is a foundational piece of the stress/trauma puzzle that has been completely overlooked by existing therapies.
After all, in today's stressful world, who hasn't been stressed or traumatized?
Fight or Flight Therapy acts as a tune up for your nervous system, permanently resetting it to
a calmer place.
Anyone feeling stressed or not functioning at their best can benefit.
This is especially true for anyone who has experienced any significant trauma in their life.
Typical clients include:
Obvious candidates are those with a history of stress, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), concussions or head injuries (TBI), motor vehicle accidents, depression, cognitive problems or emotional, childhood or birth trauma.
But it is important to point out, you don't need to have severe stress, obvious trauma or lots of symptoms to benefit from Fight or Flight Therapy.
Anyone can benefit who is seeking to:
Quality of Life
The following graph demonstrates the uncommon success of Fight or Flight Therapy.
Using symptom scores on The Fight or Flight Questionnaire:
The RED curve demonstrates scores BEFORE Fight or Flight Therapy.
The GREEN curve demonstrates scores AFTER Fight or Flight Therapy.
Any shift of the graph to the right would indicate improved quality of life.
Note how dramatically people's scores improved!
The graph above demonstrates self-scored symptom improvement for 24 consecutive clients who met all criteria for data collection.
Note: each participant improved, with the least improvement being 19 points, and the most being 251. The average percent reduction in score was 58%, with the median reduction being an impressive 62%.
I went to Dr. Tessler literally seeking help with LIFE!!! Now, I could be his poster child!
Ever since a very stressful childhood, I'd been struggling to just make it through each day. I was overwhelmed with life and everything was hard for me. It felt like I was always walking through mud.
In an attempt to heal, I'd tried various forms of therapy for almost 40 years. I even became trained as a practitioner in several so I could treat myself and others. Despite all that work, for all those years, I still showed up on Dr. Tessler's doorstep scoring 299 out of 350 on his questionnaire!
I told him, after all the things I've tried, if he could drop my score just 50 points, to 249, I'd be thrilled. That's how desperate I was!
First progress evaluation (just 3 weeks later):
The first three weeks of therapy were remarkable. All I did was look at a light Dr. Tessler had given me for 20 minutes once or twice a day. But during those three weeks amazing things happened.
It would have been interesting if I'd filled out Dr. Tessler's questionnaire at that point, because in just 3 weeks I was a different person ALREADY!!!
Second progress evaluation (six weeks later):
Part of me couldn't believe I was getting better so quickly. At my second progress evaluation I had to admit to Dr. T that I had done 10% sabotaging and 90% 'testing' to see if these changes in me were real
I could not believe something as simple as looking at a light was really working and I was truly changing. Because of the sabotaging and 'testing,' it took me over twice as long (about six weeks) to complete this stage of therapy.
But here's what I had to admit:
Third progress evaluation (three weeks later):
Final progress evaluation (four months total):
This was huge:
And, among other things:
Final Goals Review
Being my last visit, we reviewed the top three goals I set at the beginning of therapy:
1. To be able to walk through and function in life easier, to be less overwhelmed.
I was 1,000% better
2. To have less fear. Previously I could have listed hundreds of fears.
Now, I could only think of two.
3. To fall less. I'd been struggling with falling for years, but now I was walking so well!
I was sure-footed and felt that the earth was under me. Amazingly, I had not fallen since I started the program.
And, can you believe my score?
I filled out The Fight or Flight Questionnaire again.
In just four months, my score had dropped from 299 to 48 !!!!
Remember, I would've been thrilled to be 249!!!
To say the least, I am a totally different person!
Thank you Fight or Flight Therapy!
61 year old business manager
The Fight or Flight Questionnaire
Is Flight or Flight Therapy right for you?
These area a sampling of symptoms common to people stuck in fight-or-flight.
How many symptoms do you have?
You might be surprised, or maybe you will confirm what you already suspect.
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