Mission Reconnect is an evidence-based, self-directed instructional program of complementary mind- and body-based therapies delivered online and via mobile device app for use by veterans and their partners (spouse, significant other) to support physical, mental, and relationship health. NIMH funded.
Acupuncture provided by Licensed Acupuncturist or Doctor of Oriental Medicine should be part of the treatments offered to Veterans for PTSD or TBI. These conditions are managed not cured so it should be offered at the VAMC instead of as a fee base service.
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
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.
The use of biofeedback watches for PTSD is already implemented in some hospitals (see https://www.empatica.com/product-e4) but I believe the key is to reach individual's who haven't yet been diagnosed. In order to do this, it would make sense to employ biofeedback watches during military training.
What is PTSD, why do they have it, why is it doing stuff to them and what can they do to heal. A spouse doesn't have to experience combat to understand what it is putting their veteran through. They want to help but don't know how. Families like mine have been doing it since the 1984.
Operation: Tohidu is a transformative empowerment program delivered free to veterans and active duty service members that has dramatically improved the lives of those who are suffering from deployment-related issues like PTS(d) and TBI.
As someone with PTSD, I have learned that doctors often seek to first treat with medication. However, the best medicine cannot be found in a pill, rather stems from achieving mental, psychological, and spiritual peace. Yoga is a powerful tool proven to help with PTSD & strengthen resiliency.
Who would believe that "tapping" on acupressure points on your face and upper body could possibly lead to emotional relief from long standing trauma, in sometimes, just a few sessions? Skilled practitioners can use & teach veterans to use these techniques to address past, present & future issues.
The ManageMyFatigue app is the practical solution needed by so many for dealing with ongoing fatigue. It helps individuals with brain injury, PTSD, etc. to become more productive, improve energy, and help optimize overall wellness as a result of increased awareness and improved self-regulation.