Qigong Therapy

Qigong Therapy

Therapies Qigong Therapy Description: Qigong (or ch’i kung) uses breathing techniques and slow graceful movements to develop qi and is said to improve health. Although qigong is often confused with martial arts or tai chi, qigong is usually much slower … Continued
Retreats and Camps

Retreats and Camps

Therapies Retreats and Camps Description: Over the past 10 years, different organizations have begun offering “retreats” or “camps” to veterans and/or their families.  Often, the retreats are offered at little or no cost and are intended to provide the veteran … Continued
Soothing Scents and Sounds

Soothing Scents and Sounds

Therapies Soothing Scents and Sounds One commonly agreed upon awareness about trauma is that sights, sounds, scents, taste and touch (all of our senses) are deeply affected. As profoundly as these sense can be impacted by a traumatic event or … Continued
Spiritual Healing

Spiritual Healing

Spiritual Healing In past times, warriors who came home from battle had very specific rituals of healing and cleansing the spirit.  The wisdom of our ancestors understood the toll that was taken on the spirit when engaging in combat. Many … Continued
Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dogs

Therapies Therapy Dogs and Service Dogs Description: There is a difference between Therapy Dogs and Service Dogs depending on your need. There is a great place to identify the difference between these dogs and it is www.usdogregistry.org.  There, you will find out … Continued
TMS

TMS

Therapies Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Description:   What is rTMS? TMS stands for “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.” When the pulses are given in succession, it is referred to as “repetitive TMS” or “rTMS.” TMS is a medical procedure that works by delivering … Continued
Treatment Centers

Treatment Centers

Therapies Treatment Centers Description: There are different kinds of treatment centers, but there are 2 main types: Outpatient Treatment – This requires that the veteran attend a facility (either private or public) that has a planned program of wellness for … Continued
Virtual Reality Therapy

Virtual Reality Therapy

Therapies Virtual Reality Therapy Description: This is a type of interactive computer based therapy that requires that the patient (veteran) revisit and retell the story of the trauma over and over again so that the person is “immersed” into the … Continued
Warrior Mind Training – “Mindfulness” Meditation

Warrior Mind Training – “Mindfulness” Meditation

Therapies Warrior Mind Training – Mindfulness Based Mind Fitness (MMFT) Description: The Warrior Mind Training program was developed for the United States military in conjunction with Vietnam-era Veterans, who have practiced this style of mental training for over 40 years, … Continued
Yoga

Yoga

Therapies Yoga Description: The word yoga means “union” in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit. What is commonly referred to as “yoga” can be … Continued