Veterans

Since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, more than two million United States troops have been deployed. The operational tempo associated with these conflicts, in conjunction with extended and multiple...

Music is known for its ability to soothe souls and mend broken hearts, but research is showing that it can also heal the brain after trauma. A current example of how this works is found in Musicorps, a restorative program at Walter Reed National...

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) represent a genuine breakthrough in healing. Just a decade ago, most research showed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to be an incurable condition (Benedek, Friedman, Zatzick, & Ursano,...

Military women and women veterans face particular challenges, in their military and post-military experiences, including when they seek treatments for PTSD. One highly effective trauma treatment is not necessarily new, but is being approached in...

We all have heard that yoga and other mind-body practices are good for us. Using recent studies as a foundation for exploration, Jon Kabat-Zinn explains some of the science and...

The number of soldiers and veterans who suffer with post-traumatic stress are alarmingly high. As it is, the health-care system is not able to help enough of those who need healing now. So what can be done? Yoga can help.

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Typical methods of trauma treatment are changing from the traditional approach involving chemical treatments for the body and mind to a more holistic approach—treating the body, mind, and spirit. More and more, complementary and...

Our active duty soldiers and veterans have been under tremendous strain and are often in need of more care than the conventional health-care establishment can provide. One idealist, who took her first Reiki classes at Omega several years ago,...

For more than 20 years, Omega has been engaged with veterans and family members dealing with the after-effects of war known as post-traumatic stress. We recently hosted The Costs of War, Violence & Denial: A Retreat for Veterans Living With...

Zen Buddhist monk and combat veteran of the Vietnam War, Claude AnShin Thomas discusses the scars of war and the importance of understanding why healing doesn't mean the absence of suffering.

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