Damaris Drewry Ph.D. Psychology
Damaris Drewry, Ph.D. Psychology, remains the authority on remediating Central Nervous System Sleep Apnea. By working experimentally in 2008 with a client who had been using a CPAP for 15 years, she discovered the cause of his apnea to be a single near-drowning event and its resulting post-traumatic nightmares.
My story: I am passionately interested in Sleep Apnea and other "incurable" physical issues that have roots in traumatizing events. Sleep apnea is stressful enough but adding an "incurable" diagnosis to it creates more stress, fear, anxiety, panic, and a sense of hopelessness and helplessness. This intolerable problem is unnecessary for millions of traumatized people worldwide.
In 2008 I discovered the link between the lingering effects of traumatizing events and Central Nervous System Sleep Apnea. In the 12 years since then I've developed a protocol for clearing the trauma and the apnea in 5-8 sessions over 2-3 months.
A few thoughts about my private practice and what motivates me:
In private practice (29 years) I consider it an honor to be trusted, and I have learned something from every person who has been my client. Finding solutions that help people recover their lives is something I truly enjoy. One of my strengths is that I am an out-of-the-box thinker.
As a trauma resolution specialist, issues that are considered "incurable" intrigue me because they are often a manifestation of conflict between body and mind. With due respect to traditional medicine which saves many lives, I believe it's wise to try to find and clear any emotional root causes underlying physical issues before assigning a stressful "incurable" diagnosis.
My clients have brought a wide variety of difficult physical and emotional issues, and my goal is to help them empower themselves as quickly as possible.
When I started working with sleep apnea clients, I discovered that for them, Obstructive Apnea was the reason why they stopped breathing during sleep. I discovered that PTSD from even one severely traumatizing event can cause Central Nervous System Apnea. This was actually a surprise because I had never worked with sleep apnea before! I found that clearing that original traumatic memory from the subconscious mind using EFT (aka "tapping") completely stopped the apnea and the snoring the usually goes along with it.
I hope that my discovery will contribute a new understanding of the way the world understands sleep apnea. It's not much of a stretch to see that that whole of humanity is traumatized, and many people struggle to breathe during sleep because traumatic memories are replaying at subconscious levels as if the events are still happening.
I have a lot more to say about trauma and how it creates physical and emotional issues - on my first website, Beyond Talk Therapy®.
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SHORT BIO: By working experimentally in 2008 with a client who had been using a CPAP for 15 years, Dr. Damaris Drewry discovered the cause of his apnea to be a single near-drowning event and its resulting post-traumatic nightmares. Even though he was diagnosed with OSA and fit the stereotype for it, he had Central Apnea.
Since 2008 she has helped several hundred people rid themselves of Central Sleep Apnea by resolving the traumatizing events that caused it. She looks forward to further quantitative research to validate the efficacy of her work and is actively seeking research funding for before-and-after-treatment sleep laboratory studies.
Dr. Drewry has created and facilitated 3000+ hours of self-empowerment workshops privately, for ISSSEEM (the Institute for the Study of Subtle Energy Medicine), ACEP (the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology), IONS (the Institute for Noetic Sciences), many hospices, and The American Holistic Nurses Association.