PTSD is a severe reaction to trauma. It haunts millions, especially veterans who have witnessed war at its worst. Transcendental Meditation may be able to help individuals relax and process the trauma in more productive ways. It has the possibility to heal the mind and soul through the process.
The article, “Could transcendental meditation treat PTSD?” from MedicalNewsToday takes a closer look at how Transcendental Meditation can help veterans with PTSD. The article states,
“A common plot device in fiction finds a character overcoming past traumatic experiences by finally confronting their pain. In real life, recovery is not so simple. While therapies for people with PTSD typically focus on facing one’s trauma, a new study finds that the restful effects of TM may more readily help people with PTSD heal.”
Please also review AIHCP’s Meditation Instructor Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification as a Meditation Instructor
Our war heroes should be greeted with parades and celebrated. Instead in many accounts, they fall into the cracks of society and become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Combined with their war experiences, they sometimes face psychological issues as well. This sad reality should be unacceptable in America. These men fought for our freedom and deserve much more instead of addiction, substance abuse and nightmares.
These dangers have been researched recently. The combinations of PTSD and substance abuse on veterans was looked at by researchers at the University of Michigan. Rick Nauert, PhD. covers their research in his article, “Combination of PTSD, Substance Abuse Can Be Deadly For Veterans” (From PsychCentral)
“New research from the University of Michigan suggests that veterans battling post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and substance abuse disorders face a greater risk of death.
The study, which includes findings from veterans returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the first to assess the combined impact of drug or alcohol use disorders in association with PTSD.”
Our vets served us. It is time we served them! If you know a veteran suffering from addiction and PTSD then help them by seeking out abuse counselors. We need to show them that we have their backs. If you are interested in learning about substance abuse, please review our program and click here