Back in 2012, when showing at an autism conference in Pasadena, I had the pleasure to meet LTC (Ret) George Everman. Mr. Everman was attending the conference on behalf of his grandson, who tested as higher-functioning on the autism spectrum. After watching the child become captivated by my Celtic Art Therapy Plates - as they were then known - Mr. Everman opted to try the experience for himself.
Here was his response letter to me. I invite everyone to read it, and to forward it to anyone who might be interested (or perhaps helped) by it.
Even if a vet you know may not be able to afford a Celtic Mandalynth, the mobile app is FREE. If my work can help one US service person gain control over their thoughts during a "fight or flight" trigger, my efforts have not been in vain.
Blessings to all,
Reference the Autism Conference in Pasadena, CA, 8-10 Aug 2012, and your display of Celtic art.
While attending the referenced autism conference I saw your display of Celtic art.During our discussion I took advantage of your offer to select a particular design Celtic art plate to experience.Throughout our continuing conversation I used the plate and wood stylus to trace the pattern as described by your instructions.Interestingly enough, I found that this effort created a personal calming and decompression effect that allowed me to relax and enjoy the moment.
Purchasing one and subsequently using it at various times throughout the week I have found that this therapy soothes my emotions, especially any anxieties, and allows me to form my opinions and decisions with far less stress.
As a retired U.S. Army Infantry Officer I have experienced the same type of emotional stresses that are common to this life experience, and carry their effects as part of my daily personal life. Patience is one casualty that I have, and I find the use of this simple art plate provides an effective outlet to release this emotion.
In closing, I would highly recommend this methodology to anyone who lives in a high stress environment or who suffers from PTSD, or any of a number of personal emotional or psychological impairments.
George E. Everman
LTC, Infantry, AUS (Retired)