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A Conference for Health-Care Professionals Working With Veterans
The number of veterans from current conflicts dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been estimated at 25 to 35 percent of those who return from deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. The effects of PTSD find expression in homelessness, domestic violence, addiction, suicide, and other issues at great cost to individuals, families, and our society.
The scale and depth of this crisis calls for new approaches to treatment, a fact recognized by the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration, which now actively support many mind-body modalities ranging from yoga to mindfulness practice.
For more than 20 years, Omega has supported individuals, veterans, and family members dealing with PTSD. This special conference, designed for health-care professionals, brings together experts in the treatment of veterans’ trauma using complementary and alternative medicine, and also includes leaders in resilience studies.
Throughout the weekend, we experience keynote speakers, panel discussions, and concurrent workshop leaders who are experts in complementary and alternative mind-body treatments of veterans’ trauma.
Veterans, Trauma & Treatment offers professional information on the same mind-body modalities that the military is currently exploring as a complement to traditional drug and talk therapy. It is intended for health-care professionals, psychologists, social workers, caregivers, and counselors working with veterans who suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their families.
Kevin Berry, MD,
Dawson Church, PhD,
Tracy W. Gaudet, MD,
Peter A. Levine, PhD,
Gabor Maté, MD,
Maj. (fmr) Nisha Money, MD, MPH, ABIHM,
Frank Ochberg, MD,
Col. Richard P. Petri, MD,
Capt. (fmr) Elizabeth A. Stanley, PhD,
Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton, MD,
Concurrent Workshop Presenters
David Feinstein, PhD, founder of Energy Psychology
Diana Fried, MAc, director of Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB)®
E.C. Hurley, PhD, LMFT, trainer in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Roger Jahnke, OMD, director of the Institute of
Integral Qigong and Tai Chi
David J. Kearney, MD, director of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Hospital
Charles Kennedy, PhD, psychologist at the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Laurie Leitch, PhD, psychologist and cofounder
of the Trauma Resource Institute
Col. (ret) Pat Lillis, MD, MHA, RYT, cofounder of Warriors At Ease
Maj. Susan Lynch, JD, E-RYT, executive director of There and Back Again
Michael Marks, PhD, psychologist at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Annie Okerlin, RYT, founder and director of the Exalted Warrior Foundation
Claude AnShin Thomas, American Zen Buddhist
monk and Vietnam War veteran
Teachers are subject to change.