Description & Price
Veterans, Trauma & Treatment: Best Mind-Body Practices
A Conference for Health-Care Professionals Working With Veterans
Course 5702-567 / Tuition: This workshop is eligible for Tiered Pricing*. See below for details.
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.
Dawson Church, PhD, pioneer in the field of epigenetics and expert in the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Tracy W. Gaudet, MD, director of the national Patient Centered Care Program for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and former executive director of Duke University’s Integrative Medicine program
Peter A. Levine, PhD, founder of Somatic Experiencing™ and director of the Foundation for Human Enrichment
Gabor Maté, MD, an authority on mind-body approaches to treatment of addiction and author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Maj. (fmr) Nisha Money, MD, MPH, ABIHM, former chief of Air Force Fitness for the Surgeon General of the United States Air Force headquarters
Frank Ochberg, MD, pioneering psychiatrist in trauma science who served on the committee that first defined PTSD
Col. Richard P. Petri, MD, chief of Physical Medicine and Integrative Health Services at Fort Bliss, Texas
Capt. (fmr) Elizabeth A. Stanley, PhD, professor of security studies at Georgetown University and founder of Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)®
Brigadier General (fmr) Loree K. Sutton, MD, former director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Capt. (Ret.) Richard Welton, MD, MHA, PhD, senior director of Military Medical Programs at the Samueli Institute
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.
At Omega, we believe that the benefits of a holistic education should be available to everyone. We also recognize that what is affordable for some will not be for all. We are now offering Tiered Pricing* on select programs to help meet the varying financial needs of our community.
On programs where Tiered Pricing is available, select the price that is appropriate for you. This program works on an honor system. Keep in mind that the highest price reflects the cost of the workshop and allows Omega to sustain itself, whereas the lower prices cover only a portion of those costs.
Tier 1: $385 (Register as you normally would for this pricing.)
This is the true cost of your workshop. Choosing this price helps Omega continue to retain world-class teachers and sustain classroom facilities.
Tier 2: $310 (Enter TIER 2 in the Promotional Code Box when you register.)
This is our partially subsidized price for those with temporary or minor financial need.
Tier 3: $235 (Enter TIER 3 in the Promotional Code Box when you register.)
This is our heavily subsidized price for those in need of deeper financial assistance.
*Tiered Pricing is subject to change and cannot be combined with other discounts.
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