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Clayton-RH Patch - Prescription for Stress

Clayton-RH Patch - Prescription for Stress

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Published by: Kareem Johnson on May 23, 2011
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Prescription for StressClayton man has a way to treat stress in your own homeClayton ± Jeff Eastman is a man with a plan. Eastman, a native of Clayton came up with a way to treatPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other forms of stress without a person leaving their own home. Hisinspiration?³A dancing girl, and three hundred thousand soldiers coming back with PTSD, and not being taken careof,´ says Eastman.Eastman, an attorney, is the president and majority stockholder of the Clayton Stress Institute, based inClayton. He has founded many St. Louis-based companies, including Eastman Marketing, which hasclients such as Monsanto and Anheuser-Busch. He is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin andthe St. Louis University School of Law.Eastman says that Clayton Stress can treat a person at home using nothing but a computer and access tothe internet. The Institute is currently the only web-based provider of what they call ³self-directed helpfor stress and anxiety,´ according to a recent press release.Additionally in documents obtained, the House Armed Services Committee says there are only 35% of the needed healthcare professionals to treat the number of troops suffering from PTSD, and that need isexpected to continue.Eastman says that he was very angry ³that the kids coming back with PTSD were not really being caredfor.´The seeds for treatment came to him while doing research for optical illusions and treatments. Hedescribed an outline of a dancing girl spinning.³Some people see the girl spinning to the left, counter-clockwise, others to right, clockwise,´ Eastmansaid. ³Some people can see it both ways.´He then continued to investigate how it worked, and after a period time was able to get the dancing girlimage to rotate in both directions, ³sort of like a gate.´After speaking with a friend that is a psychotherapist about PTSD and how it aggravated him, he wasintroduced to the technique Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.Treatment is achieved through EMDR, and that¶s where the dancing girl comes in. The program isdesigned to make the negative emotions associated with a traumatic event and brings them into theawareness of the individual.In a trial of 1500 people at the Cincinnati Veteran¶s Administration, Clayton Stress claimed a 43% percent reduction in stress by 93% of the participants.A component of the EMDR treatment at Clayton Stress is that there is a high degree of confidentiality.The treatment program is internet-based, and requires no personal information. Registration requires aonly valid email address.

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