Join COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs Saturday evening for Warriors for Life (WFL) Virtual Group Support Community Services as we discuss alternative methods for treating PTSD.
Saturday's Topic: “Scuba, Parrots, Yoga: Alternative Therapies for PTSD!”
The broad acceptance of PTSD after the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has posed an unexpected challenge. Acknowledging PTSD has only spurred a wide-ranging debate over the best way to treat it.
Traditional medical approaches generally rely on drugs and controlled re-experiencing of trauma, called exposure therapy. But this combination has proved so unpopular that many veterans quit before finishing or avoid it altogether. This has given rise to hundreds of small nonprofits across the country that offer alternatives: therapeutic fishing, rafting and backpacking trips, horse riding, combat yoga, dogs, art collectives, dolphin swims, sweat lodge vision quests, parrot husbandry centers, and virtual social engagement among many, many others.
A decade ago, mainstream psychiatry often dismissed these therapies. But now, as new studies suggest that things like yoga and interacting with animals can be as beneficial as drugs in reducing depression and anxiety without side effects or stigma, a growing number of psychotherapists are building them into treatment plans.
Join WFL in December 2019 as we explore Reiki Treatment for PTSD with our guest speaker Kirk Poe
Warriors for Life Group Support Community Service - Saturday, 30 November 2019 at 4:30 PM PT, 5:30 PM MT, 6:30 PM CT, and 7:30 PM ET
Dial in 5-10 minutes early to test your communications!
COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs will be the Host this Saturday evening and is inviting you to a RingCentral meeting.
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Meeting ID: 326 615 1203
COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs