(For confidentiality reasons names are not mentioned)
In war you do a lot of sh… and it gets stuck in your head. As soldier I signed up for that not knowing how much this will change my life and will haunt me. I knew Beate already from her work on Ft. Hood with fellow soldiers. I followed her and I have no regrets. No more nightmares, I actually can call it sleep now. My pain reduced. Still working on the crowds and some other things, but finally I’m coming “home”.
I owe you Beate
I am an athlete, who was competing so far on local, state and national level. Thanks to the work with Beate, I was able to get into a calm focused state that felt relaxed during competition. Just recently I did my first international competition and was able to place. If you want to get over your fears and obstacles, make an appointment with Beate.
Thank you for helping me!
Don’t know what you did with this EMDR and Reiki. Just know it saved my life.
I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression for most of my life, and have tried everything from talk therapy to medication without a lot of success. The one constant in my life was my love of horses and horseback riding. I’ve always said that horses are the best therapy for me, and that was true until I had my first riding accident in July of 2008. That year, I had three falls in rapid succession and wound up with three concussions, four broken ribs and a shattered sense of self-confidence. After the riding accidents, I gave up riding entirely because I was completely paralyzed with fear and could not shake the memories of the trauma I suffered. I could not bring myself to sell my horse, but I was not comfortable around him. I was afraid of the very thing that I had once loved more than life itself. From my earliest childhood memories to vacations around the world, the one constant was always horses. When I lost that connection with them that had once been so profound, I felt like a part of who I was, who I used to be had died. This made my depression and anxiety spiral out of control and I nearly succumbed to suicide.
I have to admit that I was skeptical about anything being able to help me overcome the fear that left me absolutely paralyzed in the saddle and had managed to overtake most of my life, but I was desperate. I missed my horse and the bond we once shared. I missed the confidence I once had. I missed the opportunity to relax and enjoy life again that once came easily. I was tired of fear controlling me.
I remember the first time I agreed to try EMDR with Beate. I was frazzled because I was nervous about my riding lesson, it was my first lesson after the panic attack I’d suffered on my lesson horse, Wil. I was anxious to ride again and Wil accidentally stepped on my foot while I was saddling him up, something that had happened countless times in the past before my accidents, but this time I fell down in a panic trying to get him off my foot. I was terrified and I was about to breakdown in tears when Beate calmly approached me and asked me if I wanted to try EMDR right then. We did a couple rounds of the EMDR and in just a few short minutes every bit of the anxiety that I felt was gone. I went on to have my best lesson yet on Wil. It was truly amazing.
I completed two in office sessions with Beate and the most incredible side effect of the EMDR session was the change I noticed in my relationship with my horse and myself. I trusted him more, and I trusted myself more. I no longer felt like a failure for being afraid. I no longer felt like less of person for carrying around the anxiety that can only come from such a traumatic event that it alters who you are all the way to the core of your being. I truly feel like Beate gave me a new lease on life. I won’t say she gave me my old life back because she made me a better version of myself.
Trauma comes in all forms, and it affects each of us in a different way because we all cope differently. If you are looking for a way to put that trauma behind you, to unravel the protective cocoon that your brain created to protect you, then I urge you to contact Beate Medina and let her help you using EMDR. I trust that Beate can handle any situation you may be struggling with and can help you get past it and get on with your life. My only regret is that I didn’t meet her 8 years sooner.