"I came to see Naji for help with a number of issues, for some time I had experienced a feeling of being adrenalised, heart racing and feeling on edge, this was accompanied by a feeling of being spaced out and not fully in touch with my surroundings. My sleep was pretty poor, rarely up before 3 pm, as I just couldn’t get to sleep until the early hours, and I felt really low on energy.
I didn’t know what to expect from acupuncture but went along with an open mind. I’ll admit I felt particularly panicky when I attended my first session, Naji put me at ease though, he has a calm energy about him and gives you confidence that he knows how to help.
I have experienced huge changes over the past month of weekly sessions, I feel more like myself, my sleep has improved significantly and my energy levels are up. After the first session, I felt significantly different and after each subsequent session, it’s been a gradual building on the improvement.
I can’t thank Naji enough for the changes that his skills have made to me, it’s been such a positive experience."


Looking back, it was painfully obvious that I needed help. I’d undergone some counselling sessions a while back, but to be honest they were not of any benefit to me at all. I found them frustrating and they just made me anxious, knowing that the reception wasn’t going to be particularly welcoming. It wasn’t making what I was going through any easier. It simply ticked someone else’s box.

What I’ve learned since is that the past is the past – I can’t change it. But instead of dwelling on it, I’m getting rid of it, asking myself whether it’s really important.

I remember that even after the first session with Stand Easy, there was a buzz. I had a spring in my step. I wasn’t sure what had just happened, and in a way I’m still not, but I just felt more confident. I’d always been confident in my abilities at work, but what I’d been doing was throwing myself too much into that, and I was destroying everything else and everybody around me. Even in that very first session, I learned it was important to balance things – your life and work and your whole well-being. We identified that I was totally exhausted. It was like I was running on 20 per cent power.

I remember saying early on, ‘I know this is going to be a long process, but I feel great.’ But Naji said, ‘No, this is not going to be a long process. You’re almost there now.’ After four or five sessions I realised, actually, that there’s no need for it to be a long process because my energy levels had lifted, I was thinking more clearly, physically I felt good, and I was bumping into people who were saying, ‘My god, you look well.’


I’m sleeping a lot better, I’m eating better, I’m more likely to get out of my routine, which is a very good thing. I had a lot of anger and stress, and now I’m generally happier in myself. Some of the other lads have seen the difference in me too – even our mental health nurse said, ‘God, you’re looking well!’ They can see a change.

I used to have a lot of trouble sleeping – I’d wake up sweating and I had to have new pillows every month. But since I’ve been having this treatment I haven’t been having nightmares. I’m going to bed happily and because I’m sleeping better, I feel better. And that’s in little more than a month.


Have just been for my second treatment today. After the first, I felt so much better even after walking out of the room. It’s a feeling I can’t explain, I just knew whatever had happened it was good. After my second treatment today I am literally buzzing with joy. If I was any more relaxed I would be asleep.

I don’t know what this man does to me and I don’t care. I feel like a new person I have my life back on track. There are no waiting lists, there is no paperwork. You just go in have a little chat and get on with it and then go home. Thank you, Stand Easy.


I would like to say a massive thank you to Naji, Angus and the Stand easy charity for the support and treatment I have received over the last couple of months. I have been suffering with PTSD for 6 years since leaving the armed forces and this is the best treatment by far I have received. I feel much more confident and less anxious in public places. I feel a lot less stressed and have no more anger outbursts.

I have much more energy and am able to think a lot more clearly. I generally feel like a new woman! I would highly recommend anyone suffering from PTSD to step forward and go to see Naji. He is a warm and friendly man who is amazing at what he does and it really works! I heard advisement on the radio and called as I was really suffering. They arranged for me to go in straight away. In just 5 sessions I feel amazing and much better within myself and I am looking forward to my next session with Naji.


Hi, I’m doing good at moment thank you so much for your help. Xxx

It’s changed my life around. Thank you.


Working with Naji has literally turned my life around.  I spent over 20 years in the Forces as an Officer and carried the trauma of what I had witnessed into my life as a civilian.  I was like a shadow person – physically in the room but never present in reality.  I suffered nightmares and had an extremely heightened startle reflex.

I found that the traditional ‘talking’ treatments made me worse.

I was at a very low point when I met Naji and was stunned to find that I felt calmer after just the first treatment.  It felt as if the volcano inside me had grown weaker.  Now, after just 6 weeks I feel much, much better.  I am able to control my negative thoughts, I am sleeping better and not jumping at every loud noise. Yesterday, whilst walking in town, I was startled by a car backfiring.  Although I jumped, I immediately understood I was not in danger and was able to control my emotions and return to calmness rapidly.  I cannot emphasise enough the difference the treatments have made to my life and that of my family.  Thank you Naji from the bottom of my heart.


I had 18 sessions of CBT which didn’t do anything. Then I was offered Rapid Eye Movement Desensitisation but only once I was stabilised so I was put on a load of medications. Then I found out about Stand Easy and what he does is amazing. How it works I don’t know but it does. I’m off all my medications now.


I went to a military charity because I was crying all the time, didn’t know why, and they just shoved me on pills. They [the pills] were sending my memory all bad and I thought there had got to be another way.  I’ve stopped taking them now, since seeing Naji.  I’ve got a lot to cope with at home and I wasn’t coping before. Now, since seeing Naji, I’ve dealt with stuff which, before, would have sent me over the edge but it hasn’t  – I’ve just got on with it.