Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS)

New Training Strategies originated The R.E.L.E.A.S.E. Method to assist in releasing Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). It can help those who have experience trauma in their lives!

  • War Veterans
  • First Responders
  • Trauma Suvivors (scroll down for video)

War Veteran and First Responder, Chris Goehner

Tom and Chris graduationChris Goehner
joined the United States Navy as a Corpsman 18 days after his high school graduation with the desire to serve others in the medical field and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina with the Marine Corps Second Medical Battalion. His first deployment was to the Kuwait/Iraq border providing routine clinical services. Chris later joined the Marine Corps Combat Logistical Regiment – 25 in Al Taqaddum, Iraq. During his second deployment to Iraq, Chris provided emergency medical care to more than 1,200 injured people and assisted in more than 450 operating room cases as an anesthesiology technician. The number and severity of the trauma cases he treated led to his own Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. His symptoms worsened after his return stateside and he was later released from active duty with a medical discharge.

After struggling to reintegrate back into society, Chris continued to seek positive ways to alleviate the struggles he was facing. It was about 5 years after his medical discharge that Chris finally found and experienced the greatest relief from his PTS symptoms and was able to fully recover, all in part by the RELEASE Method. Within 3 days Chris was able to fully taper off all of his then six medications along with being released from the burden of meeting with his regularly scheduled social worker appointments. He went on to finish 2 bachelor’s degrees with a higher consistent ChrisPhoto-222x300grade point average than what was previously being obtained prior to the RELEASE method.

Chris credits his recovery from having gone through the RELEASE Method with Tom Kavanaugh. Through the method process he learned to fill his mind with good information by learning the skill of PhotoReading in addition to learning how to organize his thoughts with MindMapping. Chris is now living a fully productive life, working full-time traveling the nation as a campus services coordinator for a national veteran’s nonprofit organization. Because of the success of the RELEASE Method he has now been reevaluated by the US Department of Defense to be fit for full duty, which means he has been given the opportunity to return to active- duty with the same job as previously held all through the willingness to accept recovery and live a healthy productive life moving forward.


Trauma Survivor, Pish

pish and tom smPish endured many experiences of trauma during a 25-year period in her life. The trauma included living in an abusive relationship and being diagnosed and treated for cancer, which resulted in a diagnosis of complex Post-Traumatic Stress.  She attempted one “traditional method” of relief after another; and, yet, none worked for her.  Pish began to believe she would have to live with the effects and symptoms of PTS for the rest of her life until she heard about Tom Kavanaugh, and The R.E.L.E.A.S.E. Method while listening to a radio program presented by Michele Rosenthal at

Pish contacted Tom Kavanaugh, and made the decision to release the effects and symptoms of PTS by attending The R.E.L.E.A.S.E. Method, a seven-day process designed to teach people how to release the negative effects of trauma and become empowered to lead new lives by learning accelerated learning techniques.

After successfully completing The R.E.L.E.A.S.E. Method, Pish states she feels more empowered and mentally stronger than she ever has in her life!  She now knows that she has the power to choose to act from a position of mental strength, moving towards the achievement of her goals instead of moving away from the things she feared in the past.  She is has been free of prescription drugs and their side-effects since 2008, and is experiencing a much higher quality of life because she’s no longer in fear of being triggered.  Pish knows she has the mental tools and emotional resources to handle any situations which might arise in the future; no matter what comes her way.  Because she has become empowered to move forward in her life, Pish has decided to start her own business!

Pish would like to share with others; there is hope, and you don’t have to live in isolation.  Regardless of how challenging the feelings are there is relief available.