Now in it's 8th year of delivering equine assisted services, Minds-n-Motion effectively assists active duty/retired service members in overcoming the limitations that accompany trauma related experiences. Experiential in design our work incorporates horses with proven psychotherapeutic interventions
Finding ways to motivate and encourage members separating from the military and veterans to pursue training in 'helping professions' such as mental health, social work, and peer mentorship as a method to help their fellow veterans and have a hugely therapeutic quality for the individual also.
I'm writing a travel blog that will highlight options for PTSD, MST & TBI recovery. The goal is to find complementary mental health services & alternative therapies that enhance quality of life for such veterans. As a LPCA (pending) I will also provide Skype counseling services to veterans like me.
CR is a non-linear, sequencing model for decreasing repetitive behaviors. Using the 5 senses as descriptors for memories, we look for missing or odd information getting us to the unknown core block that is driving these behaviors. CR is successful on 5 continents, in 9 countries and 22 US States.
Healing Touch has been used with guided imagery at Camp Pendleton for post-deployment Marines from Afghanistan with PTSD symptoms, significantly reducing the symptoms. Healing Touch is an energy-based, non-invasive treatment that restores and balances the biofield to help decrease pain and anxiety.
Central to TRR's Warrior Camp® program is Trauma-Informed Equine Therapy - using horses unmounted and at liberty - to assist warriors resolve traumatic experiences, enhance resilience, and reduce suicides. Horses are inherently non-judgemental and have a profound impact on Moral Injury.
Safe equine activities and therapies provide benefits for individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional issues. Horses require "in the moment" responses which allows relearning how it is to feel normal. Sequencing for persons with TBI helps cognitive processing. Equine emotional bonding is real
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence based 8 week program created in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts medical school. This class helps veterans and military family members dealing with PTSD or other battle related issues.
With other 3000 hours of research on the subject i know that HBOT is the ONLY therapy that can help rebuild a damaged brain. Studies in the US, Europe, Israel, Japan and China have proven this. Nutiritional supplement, Adjunctive therapies such as neurobiofeedback, hypnosis, are helpful for PTSD.
I have just began reading this book. It helps me understand way I feel the way I felt, why I did what I did and not feel guilt. And the best part is it's not just for veterans but friends, family spouses and even commanders, which I think should read. Learned so much in 67 pages so far.