This is profound in its implications: Michael Cortina, director of outpatient services at the Regional Mental Health Center in Merrillville, Indiana, shows that PTSD can be healed with laughter. The idea is to help people be able to think or talk about their traumatic event with absolutely no emotional distress, and flip a past emotional memory into a memory of an emotion.

The therapy, developed by Florida therapist Jon Connelly, is geared to people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder who experienced a traumatic event or who deal with anxiety, guilt or frozen grief, among other conditions“, Cortina said.

It is absolutely revolutionary. It eliminates the negative effect and emotional distress of that trauma in one session” he said.

The therapy has drawn criticism from skeptics, but Cortina said the success rate speaks for itself.

The success rate for trauma and related guilt specifically with me has been 95 percent.

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