WELLNESS PROJECT RESOURCES
for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers
and others living with Post Traumatic Stress
those who serve the armed services, be well served
through our care upon return home!
Their care and wellness is reflected in the general
wellness of the larger community.
are the light at the tip of the candle,
illuminating the way for the whole nation.
If veterans can achieve awareness, transformation,
understanding, and peace, they can share
with the rest of society the realities of
war. And they can teach us how to make peace
with ourselves and each other, so we never
have to use violence to resolve conflicts
-- Thich Nhat Hahn
Reiki Wellness Project for VETS goal is
to provide Reiki as a relaxation tool
to directly address emotional, physical
and spiritual needs of soldiers their
families, and Carggivers living with Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) . The
PTSD Wellness Project evolved out of an
idea to provide Reiki sessions to victims
Violence, and those served by Middle Way
House in Bloomington, IN.
Reiki Wellness Project will offer CONTEMPLATIVE
FLOW sessions at a discount to Veterans,
their families and Caregivers living with
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
to the American Forces Press Service,
"A revolutionary treatment program
here is demonstrating "little miracles"
as it gives new hope to soldiers afflicted
with post-traumatic stress disorder
to read article.
is a non invasive biofield practice. It
is an ancient, gentle, non-invasive Japanese
healing energy practice.
is utilized by individuals and hospitals
around the world for its support in healing
the mind, body and spirit. Although research
continues in an attempt to understand
how Reiki works, that is still unclear,
but the results are measurable.
Reiki practitioner is a vehicle for the
flow of energy. The National Institutes
of Health in Bethesda, MD, and other hospitals
have documentation showing that Reiki
helps reduce stress and facilitates relaxation
which helps improve health and general
wellbeing, which enhances the quality
of life. There are no known side affects;
a person cannot get too much Reiki energy.
Everyone who chooses to can learn to work
with Reiki energy, including children.
most, the relaxing effects of a Reiki
session are immediately obvious as clients
leave with a heightened sense of well
being. Some of my own clients compare
it to the effects of having a massage,
only there is no manipulation and you
keep your clothes on; others feel like
it is the deepest meditation they have
Reiki session catalyzes the body's natural
ability to heal and enhances the effects
of conventional medical practices and
other complementary healing arts and therapies.
a Reiki session, Practitioners place their
hands on or near the person to transmit
"chi" or "ki," which
is believed to be life-force energy, according
to the National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine (NIH). The
Reiki Practitioner is a conduit for the
does not have to have a specific belief
system to experience the benefits of Reiki.
Reiki is for all people and all beliefs.
In the practice of Reiki, it is the intent
to bring the love of the Creative Universal
Life Force (Great Spirit, God, Universal
Intelligence, The One, Positive Force)
to all for healing.
for resource information about Reiki.
for America Servicemembers Survival
Guide a Must-Have for Every Military
for America delivers an early holiday
present to our nation's military families:
"The American Veterans' and Servicemembers'
Survival Guide," a 599-page guidebook
every veteran should own. And there's
no need to worry about being naughty
or nice, because the VFA Santa has made
the ebook available to everyone as a
the whole thing at once, or choose only
those of its 28 chapters you most wish
to read first. (Specific recommendations
for PTSD issues are found as a subchapter
in Chapter 3: Service-Connected Compensation
[pdf]. I've excerpted a portion in extended
to give you an idea of what you can expect
to find in this vital survival guide.)
many, creating and participating in a
ritual helps make it eassier to approach
letting go of thoughts, painful experiences,
and attitudes that weigh us down and use
up our energies. Patricia, as a Prayer
Shaman has been involved in crafting personal
ritual and ceremony for two decades, and
is available to assist you in in creating
meaningful ceremonies to acknowledge and
celebrate lifes changing moments.
Have your ritual designed!
you learn a craft, practice it.
That learning comes through the hands."
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Dept of VA Affirs
State Veterans Benefits
PTSD Information Network
Health and Meditation - PTSD
-Veterans Affairs - 214 West 7th
Street, (812) 349-2568
Clinic Bloomington - (812) 336-5723
of Foreign Wars (812) 332-4684
of Foreign Wars Post 604 - 2404 West Industrial
Park Drive, (812) 339-2375
of Foreign Wars Post 7850, Gosport, IN
Holistic Health Network
Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
http://firstname.lastname@example.org - 1(800)950-6264
group for veterans forming - Vietnam,
Persian, Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan
veterans are invited - 7:00 pm - 3rd
Monday each month, Apostolic Bible
Church, 33300 S. Walnut St. Pike in
basement conference room. For information
contact Larry Decker, Afghanistan
veteran - 824-2479 or 812-272-8996
Food Resources Bloomington
Violence and Family Resources
Indiana - Middle
Way House, 404 West 5th Street
- 24 Hour Crisis Line: (812) 336-0846
Domestic Violence, Child Abuse,
Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault
by Military Personnel 1-877-570-0688
Domestic Violence Hotline
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National
Assistance Program for Survivors
and Families Coming Home
Guidebook for Incarcerated Veterans
in Indiana - [PDF]
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