A Firefighter’s Story with PTSD

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Firefighter Jerry and Karin Davidson

He saves lives – daily. He walks into burning buildings – daily. Or at least he did. After the last little 4 year old boy dying, anger was only the beginning. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder plagued him to the point where he could no longer even look at his firefighting gear. Then he found EFT and Matrix Reimprinting. He’s a picture of him in his helmet – finally. And now his mission is to use EFT and Matrix with his fellow servicemen/women. You’ll need a hanky for this one. I did. And this, of course, is why I do and teach this work. Thank you, Jerry.

Dear Karin,

I am sending you a lengthy testimonial so other men and women in blue, will trust you with their most precious resource, their health. The most important element of which is, undoubtedly, the mind and their sanity. You are truly amazing!

These souls whose very uniforms represent safety , security, freedom and the very fabric of the beautiful country that we were blessed to be born into, or immigrated to; are passionate about helping and being the solution to the most horrific catastrophes and events, I am very proud to have been one of the boys in blue as a firefighter, but it doesn’t matter whether they are servicemen/ women, police officers, prison guards, paramedics, or even EMS nurses, or Dr.s ! THEY ARE ALL HURTING IN SOME WAY AS I DID! (emphasis on, did)

I now know, that it is impossible to be the solution during an emergency response, where victims die unnecessarily, are dismembered, burned, blown up, raped, assaulted or any other horrific thing that one human being can do to another; and NOT BE TRAUMATIZED YOURSELF!

This I have come to learn, is a normal response and not a sign of weakness!

It took me a long long time to recognize and accept that yes I am suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and that I too have feelings and deserve to be respected and healed.

They/we, the boys/girls in blue, signed up to be the solution and not the problem, and they / we take great pride in being strong, stoic and portraying the poster boy marine, cop, or firefighter that the public perceives us to be.

Comically, we see ourselves as Superman, Spider-Man and Batman all in one…. in the flesh. Many young children who visited the fire station, actually created /re in forced this myth, in so many of the pictures that they drew and painted and left with us. God bless the little ones.

Sorry for the lengthy pre empt, but I hope that it paints the background picture as I know it.

My healing from PTSD began Sept 2011 during an EFT 1 course with Nancy Forester in Grimsby Ontario Canada. The greatest release of these demons happened, after a 2 1/2 hr. session during my EFT 2 course, in Concord New Hampshire. Ingrid Dinter led me through what I can only describe as an exorcism, in which the power of EFT was greater than the grip that these traumatic and demonic events had on me!

The final and most profound scene of this movie occurred recently in Toronto Canada, in October 2012, where you Karin Davison, vanquished the demons and forced them into submission! I know and sense with every cell in my body that it is finally over and I have my life back. I cannot thank you enough for your masterful skill set in the delivery of Matrix Reprinting and EFT. You are a very empathetic, kind, loving soul. Your gift of healing comes from a much higher power. You are a truly gifted healer and it is as if God granted you this power, for you to share it with the desperate souls who need it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for making the final scene of this movie almost surreal and certainly a very happy ending.

Footnote: As you know I have already been tapping on dozens of firefighters, cops , and military personnel as an EFT practitioner. I have had phenomenal results with EFT for these folks, but because of what I experienced first hand with Matrix Reprinting, during the above noted practitioner’s course, I will now concentrate on using the Matrix and utilizing EFT as you taught.

If we equate my journey of healing to a 1,000 mile journey;

1) conventional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy didn’t get me there.

2) EFT got me fairly well along the journey, but the vehicle (me), required some repairs and some super test fuel. There is no doubt that I was going to complete the journey successfully with the EFT vehicle but it would take much longer. (I tapped my face off daily)

3) Matrix Re imprinting is like screaming along the airways at Mach 1.8 ( about 900 mph) at flight level 330 (approximately 33,000 ft.) , unabated! ( less than an hour in a fighter ).

Sorry for the metaphor, but as you now know, I am also an airline pilot, and I know intimately, what flying at Mach speeds feels like, as opposed to driving in traffic for a 1,000 miles.

The Matrix is simpler, gentler, and will get you to the destination for sure and at a phenomenal speed. Oh ….and very minimal traffic along way!

Incidentally the Matrix experience is exactly how we train and test airline pilots in a simulator. They crash and burn frequently but we have the ability to go back in space and time and redo the same events that caused them to crash. Only then, we do it correctly with the desired outcome.

Then just like the Matrix we re run the positive event so it sticks at the subconscious level and becomes the default norm.

So the only difference is that in the airline industry, we use a synthetic devise in simulation and in the Matrix the imagination and the subconscious mind to create the simulation. Then in simulation I use the senses and the subconscious mind to experience the desired outcome and thus re print and re in force it. In the Matrix as you taught us, we reinforce or re print every positive experience that the ECHO has, arriving at a positive permanent outcome.

EFT is like the foundation and the concrete structure required to build a skyscraper. It also comprises many of the lower floors. The Matrix utilizes the knowledge and skill set derived at constructing the foundation, to a much higher level, and at a much faster pace, to complete the skyscraper! If the foundation and lower floors are built with sand the entire building collapses around you..

If EFT and the MATRIX were egos, then once we look past the egos, ….We just stand back and marvel at the beauty that we have created, one that will withstand the test of time, or many life times. Instead of saying EFT did it or the MATRIX did it, we should just be grateful from the heart for the results.

I am a very results oriented man. I fly professionally and if I hammer the Boeing on the runway during our landing in Montego Bay Jamaica, it will ruin my day and 200 other people’s also! If I live, I can replicate the entire scenario in a simulator so I will never do it again. The key here are the results.

Albert Einstein said that his definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again…but expecting different results.”

As an officer in the Fire Service the results I demanded / expected, was that we save the people….all of them… and that my crews are safe and everyone goes home. When that didn’t happen in several fires and accidents, it rocked my boat until it capsized and nearly sank.

I expect results and whatever it takes to achieve them is all that should really matter.

I believe that with EFT and the MATRIX we are reshaping lives , past , present and future! These methods get results, time and time again! Einstein proved that there is no time, it is very subjective and is held by the observer. So past present and future , mathematically speaking, can be one in the same. But sadly not at the human level of conscious perception. Fortunately the subconscious mind seems to get it. Since the subconscious mind fires messages to the cells 1,000,000 times faster per second, than the conscious mind, we can reshape our experiences with a positive outcome.

Since we are truly all one, metaphorically speaking and as many scientists now have shown. The gift we give to humanity through EFT and the MATRIX is not just healing humanity on an individualistic level , but healing all of us collectively!

Although it has only been a few days since my session and Matrix courses, I have felt a profound shift mentally! My thoughts of helplessness, and insomnia are already showing signs of a marked improvement.

In fact I now have new found sense of wanting to save all of my comrades in arms, because now I can achieve it faster and with a profound sense of accomplishment!

Sorry for the very lengthy dissertation, but I hope it will convince anyone who reads it, that I AM HEALED, AND I NOW HAVE ENERGY, THIS WORKS, I AM THE LIVING TESTIMONIAL!

I AM PROFOUNDLY GRATEFUL FOR EFT, THE MATRIX, NANCY FORESTER, INGRID DINTER, and you KARIN DAVIDSON . Also thank you GARY CRAIG & KARL DAWSON. (EFT and Martrix creators, respectively) Your contributions to so many helpless souls, who became helpless by keeping us all safe in our homes, is profound beyond words…approaching the divine. Thank you from me and on behalf of the thousands that you help every day.

It would be a travesty however, if I forgot God and the angels in this equation. I prayed to archangels Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and many many others, so I would be able to be whole again and contribute to my fellow man as I once did with so much pride and passion!

My payback for their miracle, is to save as many poor souls who are suffering as I can. In the beautiful life that I have remaining.

Thank you all, Jurgen (Jerry) Degen

Karin Davidson


Karin Davidson is a highly sought after speaker on using meridian tapping techniques for self help and helping others. She is certified hypnotherapist, a Reiki master, an EFT Trainer, the first Matrix Reimprinting Trainer in the USA, co-founder of the Meridian Tapping Techniques Association and co-author of the EFT Levels Comprehensive Training Resource coursebooks. She has video taped and produced over 100 training DVDs for EFT, tapping, Matrix Reimprinting and many other energy healing modalities. Karin is known for her warmth, humor, and straight forward teaching style.

6 Responses

  1. Terri Weeks says:

    I was so happy to read about Jerry’s experience.I was there at the course and saw most of his session but had to leave before the end. I was most impressed with Matrix and could see results in the “little t” trauma work that I did with Karin but now I have great confidence that I can heal my PTSD as well. Thanks Jerry and thanks Karin.

  2. Jenny says:

    such a great story, Jerry, so happy for you.

  3. Dr Benoit G. Bastien says:

    I am most pleased to read of your healing successes Jerry as I was one of the level two participants, who bear hugged you with JOY after your breakthrough moment in Concord NH with Ingrid last Sept 2011. Every Knight, in service to the common good, requires someone skilled in removing and repairing ones damaged armor after battle, so to be freed to rest and then to rise prepared for the next conquest. Karin is skilled.

  4. Karen Basciano-Ireland says:

    I had participated in the recent Matrix training in Toronto and had the privilege of witnessing this wonderfully skillful and profoundly moving experience and testimonial to the power of EFT and Matrix Imprinting. Jerry, again thank you for allowing our training group to learn more about the methodology and power of Matrix Re-Imprinting through your brave and heartfelt experience. Your presence at the workshop was greatly appreciated and your wisdom and innate compassion and sensitivity are truly gifts. Thank you again, Karen

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