Military Veterans PTSD Reference Manual - Chapter 5

Veterans PTSD Reference Manual

Chapter 5 (Partial Only)

Non Traditional Treatment: Self Help

Section I. GENERAL

05-01. General. The material in this chapter, like the material in chapter 4, is provided for informational purposes only. Always consult your doctor before attempting any new program or treatment.

I have tried all of the techniques listed here and will share my results as I go. Each of the techniques have been used to treat PTSD although they vary in both popularity and success. This chapter offers summaries of the effects of Color in your life, Nutritional Healing, Sound Waves that use "window frequencies" to stimulate and relax the brain, Brain exercises, Emotional Memory Management (EMM), and Writing as therapy.


05-02. General. Color is one of those things we think we pay very little attention to but which actually affects us on a daily basis. Understanding how color may affect you, your thoughts, and your moods may make living with PTSD a bit easier.

05-03. Color Affects Mood and Treats Diseases. Red and different hues of Red are thought to be warm and active while Blue, Violet and Green are cool, passive and calming. Several psychologists have carried out research to determine the effect of color on moods. N.A. Wells found that "deep Orange has the most exciting influence, then Scarlet and Yellow-Orange, while Yellow-Green then Green are the most tranquilizing."

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