Everyone has been hurt at some point in their life, however some have experienced hurt or trauma in much more profound ways. Abuse, war, or traumatic events can cause long lasting mental and physical anguish along with PTSD. In order to access and release emotional trauma, we must stimulate the amygdala. Yup there it is again, remember the amygdala can be accessed by our sense of smell. Essential Oils address issues at a cellular level, which may support the deleting of misinformation and reprogramming of correct information so that cells function properly and in harmony with one another.
Suppressed emotions from trauma or abuse and painful memories (stored in the hippocampus) can lead to anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. Essential oils can help us surface and release these negative emotions. The journey of healing can be long and difficult, but with counseling and support resources like Essential Oils and various techniques (Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT)) success can be achieved and there is hope.
"Instead of a personal story, I’d like to share one that is both heart wrenching and heartwarming. If you are suffering from PTSD, there is hope and support available!
The account below is a painful and heart wrenching account of abuse which is only eased by sharing in the mom's joy of healing for her son using prayer and nature's medicine - Young Living Essential Oils. Please feel free to share this hope with others who may suffer from severe stress symptoms or know someone who does. PTSD is no respecter of age, gender, or social condition. It is estimated that approximately 5.2 million people have PTSD in a given year. It is like being trapped in a living hell without any hope of peace and healing. I believe that there is hope and healing and while Zac's is perhaps the most profound healing I have heard, there are many other stories of lives that have been restored to normal using Young Living's Freedom kits and other Young Living essential oils.
At Young Living’s Convention, Dr. Tom Reed said that “Most of us have been touched by PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] in some shape or form…..It can affect people of all ages. One of the most heart-wrenching cases I’d ever heard of is the following. It occurred in a 6 year old boy.”
The mom’s testimony has been posted on facebook, and I’ve reprinted it here for you to read. It’s lengthy, but worth the read. Zac's story as told by his mom
"This is our story. My husband and I decided to adopt after our four children were getting ready to go on to college. We went through CPS and fostered then adopted two beautiful siblings. They came straight from their biological mother to our home. Zac was 2 and Ella was just an infant. They both had suffered unimaginable abuse and neglect. Zac is now 6 and his sister just turned 5. (editor's note: The children were apparently subjected to "Black Magic" and sexual abuse rituals as well).
Unfortunately for Zac, it was worse as he lived in those conditions for a full two years before The Lord brought them to our home. Zac has very vivid memories of the nightmare him and his sister lived, memories that torment him day and night. Because of this, he has been given multiple psychiatric diagnoses, not to mention they were both exposed to alcohol and drugs in utero.
Zac has what is known as “Reactive Attachment Disorder” (editor's note: a subcategory of PTSD). Basically, he couldn’t attach to me his mother because of what he suffered in the hands of his biological mother. I couldn’t hug my son because it was physically painful and terrifying for him, I couldn’t cuddle with him at bedtime, and he had this dark look in his eyes when he looked at me. Zac would throw up almost daily on purpose if he did not get his way.
Zac had not slept a full night without nightmares or getting up multiple times in the night since we got him four and a half years ago. He had been in a psychiatric hospital for violence, threatening to kill himself, his sister or me. (editor's note: Zac pulled a knife and threatened to kill both his mother and sister and broke his mother's leg). He takes multiple psychotropic medications just to stabilize him and for the rest of the house to survive day to day. We installed monitors cameras, had someone move in with us for the times my husband travels just to take Ella out of the house during Zac's rages.
His post adoption services suggested it was time for us to “give Zac back to the custody of the state” to protect his sister, they sent the paperwork for us to fill out but my husband and I were not ok with this and we were in a desperate situation asking God for answers.
That’s when we were introduced to essential oils. I’ll be honest; at that point if someone told me that if they brought a cow to my house and sacrificed it, and it would help, I would have done it. I’m not one to buy anything from anyone. I run when I see the Avon lady or the Mary Kay lady. I had nothing else to lose and we didn’t want to lose our son.
The night I started the oils we have had a really “bad day” with Zac, he fell asleep after hours of screaming how much he hated me and he wanted me to die. Honestly I couldn’t remember exactly what oil to use but I remember frankincense was the “go to” so when it was “safe” for me to touch him I put them on...Zac slept all night, no screaming, no nightmares, no getting up 4,5,6,7,8 times a night. I know this because I didn’t sleep “waiting for the wrath” after the day we had.
The changes we have seen in Zac are huge. God is working in him through these oils. It is such a blessing for our family. He hugs me a lot, he allows for me to touch him and hold him, I can tuck him in at night, pray with him. He has only thrown up once in the last month. His occupational therapist reported after only one week of the oils that his handwriting had dramatically improved. His teacher came to me in tears the day after I started the oils to tell me what a “beautiful day” Zac had in the class.
He can have conversations with us and express his feeling instead of acting them out...the list goes on and on. We know we will have struggles but we have HOPE and that you can’t get in a pill. The Lord placed these oils that he created in our hands and our son is able to feel the love that his forever family has for him. He can feel accepted, part of our family, like a child again.
My prayer is that if you are reading or hearing this testimony that you will know in your heart that there is hope and that God created these for a reason, not for a fad or just something else for people to cash in on. His purpose is for healing, for joy to be restored. “For I know the plans I have for you” declares The Lord, “plans to prosper you not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future...” - Jeremiah 29:11
Update: Zac has not had a single rage attack since starting the oils. The essential oils Release and Forgiveness were being used prior to the introduction of the Young Living Freedom kits and these were the ones that stabilized him. He uses Frankincense and Peace and Calming (both in the Premium Start Kit the purchase of which gets you your Young Living membership) when his mind starts to race. He is off his medications. Mom uses the Feelings Kit in the diffuser and Zac releases many feelings. He can even talk about his birth mom, something that no psychologist has been able to do. He was also due to have an autism screening but mom cancelled it because the symptoms subsided. Praise God for this Healing!! Thank You Gary Young for following God's leading on your life and being steadfast in your commitment to bring Young Living essential oils into every home. Thank you Jenny for having the compassion and courage to help out a struggling mom.
References: Essential Oils Desk Reference 7th Edition