Aqua Therapy for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on September 1, 2016
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The tried and true method for coping with post-war trauma is a combination of physical and mental therapy. Doctors and researchers alike believe that strengthening the mind and body is the key to recovering from war-time memories and disaster. Lately, doctors are turning to alternative forms of treatment to help relieve many veteran ailments. The Read More »

Breaking the Cycle of PTSD Triggers through Meditation and Mindfulness

Posted in Uncategorized on August 17, 2016
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According to the National Center for PTSD, about 7 or 8 out of every 100 people in the U.S. – or almost 8% – will experience posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. While it is today perhaps most widely associated with veterans returning from combat, a person can develop PTSD after Read More »

Healing Veterans with Yoga

Posted in Uncategorized on August 2, 2016
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Not all battle wounds can be seen. Sometimes soldiers come back from their service different. Their bodies and minds are in a constant state of shock, fight, or flight. As with most individuals, when you are suffering from any kind of stress it is best to try and relax. Sometimes this is easier said than Read More »

Healing Waters: Fly Fishing Brings Peace to Wounded Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on July 6, 2016
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Walking up the lawn to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. you might not be surprised to see a young soldier, bandaged and in a wheel chair after more than three years of surgeries. What you might surprise you, however, is to see this same man with a fly fishing rod in his Read More »

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Posted in Uncategorized on July 5, 2016
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In order to bring greater awareness to the issue of PTSD, the United States Senate designated June as PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), also naming June 27th as National PTSD Awareness Day. Through this designation, it is hoped that more people will be aware of the disorder and how it Read More »

Is a Service Dog Right for Your Family?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2016
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Welcoming a serviceman home after their tour ends requires many transitions. Often, veterans come home with physical or psychological scars that require special attention. Many find comfort in support groups, medical care, but others may need a different type of assistance. This is where a constant companion, such as a service dog may fill a Read More »

Art Therapy Helping Veterans Heal Body and Mind

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2016
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Veterans return from the theater of war with many new experiences and memories. Unfortunately, many of these are traumatic, haunting, and even morally conflicting. The immediate loss of comrades, the gray area of on-the-spot decisions made in battle, and the evil they can’t ignore in a world far from home – these memories cling to Read More »

7 Ways Equine Therapy is Helping Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on June 7, 2016
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Most of us have had dreams of being a cowboy or cowgirl, riding through the Wild West on our very own horse that is smart, fast, and loyal. Many of the old Westerns taught us that a horse could be a cowboy’s best friend, and that their relationship was a partnership built on mutual trust. Read More »

Dogs and Veterans: 4 Great Organizations Making a Difference

Posted in Uncategorized on March 22, 2016
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Dogs and Veterans: 4 Great Organizations Making a Difference;

Man’s best friend is loyal, protective, and fun. And in recent years, dogs are doing even more for a very specific group of Americans: veterans returning from active duty, many with invisible yet often deadly scars from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Whether it is with a loveable pet or Read More »

How Pets Can Help Combat PTSD

Posted in Uncategorized on March 14, 2016
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How Pets Can Help Combat PTSD;

Transitioning back to civilian life can be a complicated process for a veteran. He or she is, of course, happy to return home and no longer be in active danger, but many find it difficult to talk to friends and family about the things they have seen or done. Some may find that the life Read More »