NEW BEGINNINGS ARE AFOOT

I left the army in march 1992 soon after the 1st Gulf War. I was carrying baggage I knew then I couldn’t handle it by myself. I tried all kinds of things to get myself right,  Including my GP, combat stress and the various psychiatrists they put me in touch with. I found out very quickly that they all wanted to do one or two things to me, either try to prescribe drugs (which I stayed away from) or to make me relive my experiences over and over again which did nothing for me but take me back and make me worse.

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I decided that I had tried the army’s so called tried and tested methods of treatment and I could do a better job of it by myself. I turned to self medication and gave Pablo Escobar a run for his money and took to cocaine and excessive drinking to numb the pain/anger. After losing job after job and spending half of the national debt on Charlie I didn’t know where to turn and just thought that this was my life now and I had to deal with it.

Then fate stepped in and something amazing happened I went for a tattoo and the tattooist  was a practitioner at talking2minds. He used to be in the RCT too so we got talking and I got interested in what he had to say as he told me that in just 4 days they had turned him from Mr. Angry back to his old self. Of course I was a little wary and doubtful but he seemed a genuine kid. So I put my name down on a waiting list for the next course just in case someone dropped out. I got a call on the Saturday before the course was due to start to inform me a place had come available and I jumped at it and grabbed it with both hands. I am now sat here after the four day course and all I can say is why the fuck did this not come around sooner? I feel like a massive weight has been lifted from me and talking2minds has given me back My Life!!

If you are reading this and have doubts in any way that this really works well I can understand that cos I did.

But let me assure you,  I carried my shit around for 20 years and I have now found a way to let go once and for all and I can’t stop smiling.

THANK YOU DEANO AND ALL AT TALKING2MINDS AND I WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT YOU HAVE HELPED ME ACHIEVE HERE.

ANDY KEAVNEY HAS RE-ENTERED THE BUILDING  ONWARDS AND UPWARDS – OVER AND OUT

ANDY KEAVNEY

WRITTEN: 03/02/20111