FAST Relief

I feel remiss about not having been more vocal about sharing FAST - the First Aid Stress Tool - with you. I may have mentioned it a few times on social media, and once in a while I mention it to a patient who is moving or traveling and unable to get to the office. But for some reason, it hasn’t hit home until just recently what a powerful method this very simple technique can be. I tell my patients that FAST is kind of like a first aid kit version NET (Neuro Emotional Technique) that you can do on yourself. It’s not as precise as full NET, and, as with a physical injury, if there’s a really serious problem, then you should really see a professional. But sometimes, a first aid kit will do. A couple of weeks ago, I shared FAST with a friend of mine on the other side of the country after he mentioned some chronic shoulder pain that was not getting better in spite of physical therapy, painkillers, etc. Knowing that he’d been under quite a lot of stress in the last year, I suggested that he try out FAST. The results were surprisingly good! He noticed a marked reduction in the pain after doing FAST! And just today, I suggested it to another friend across the country, and he e-mailed back, “This is better than Klonopin!” Well, folks, I have news for you. If FAST helps you, then part of your problem is definitely stress-related. And if your problem is stress-related, then NET (Neuro Emotional Technique) will really really help you. As of this year, 2019, I will have been practicing NET for 20 years! It’s my favorite part of practice, and it’s the thing that has brought the most profound changes to the most people over the 23 years of my career. As an added bonus, a new documentary about NET has just been released! It’s called Stressed, and is available to watch online. Anyway, I know this is pretty short for a blog post, but I really wanted to share FAST, and, well, I guess it’s fast! :-) Seriously, though, give this method a try! I know you’re stressed, whoever you are. Be well! -DK