Elizabeth’s letter to the Washington Post

Elizabeth Handy

Elizabeth’s response to the Washington Post’s article “At VA, exploring alternative therapies for chronic pain and other ailments” from October 16, front page, was published—take a look below!

I laud the Department of Veterans Affairs for taking steps to make alternative therapies available and affordable for those suffering from physical and psychological traumas.

As a health-care professional who uses eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and brainspotting to treat trauma patients, including veterans, it is refreshing to know that therapies other than talk therapy, psychotropic drugs and painkillers are being explored to help those who have suffered. It is time to move past these ineffective approaches and offer trauma sufferers real hope for a cure — frankly, to offer them hope of any kind.

–Elizabeth Handy, Washington