Healing for Veterans

We are proud to announce that Omega has received a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to support an Omega retreat for women veterans dealing with combat stress and trauma. BWF works to ensure injured veterans and their families...

Traumatic events commonly lead to a range of mental health consequences, from adjustment reactions to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Various factors affect mental health outcomes following disasters, including demographics of the...

The number of veterans using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to manage life after combat has increased significantly in the past decade. An increase in the availability of these therapies in general, as well support from...

Self-criticism, rumination, and thought suppression are frequently associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; Bennett & Wells, 2010), as is depression (Krupnick et al., 2008). There is evidence that self-compassion is negatively...

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...

Retreats and yoga classes for veterans and their families are springing up nationwide. Programs that train veterans and yoga teachers in sharing yoga with veterans exist in surprising numbers. And for good reason.

The transition home from...

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