Holiday Resilience

By Kent A. Corso. If there is one thing we can all count on, it is the holidays arriving each year. Just like birthdays, whether we are old or young, excited about them or not, they will arrive at the same time every 365 days. For some, the holidays bring immense joy and anticipation. For others...

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The Burden of Depression on Returning Vets

Since depression is often compared to a heavy burden, it might seem like a natural progression to compare it with a ruck march, one of those endless forced marches that prepare young soldiers for life in the military. Like a ruck march, soldiers suffering with depression aren’t told when it will...

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Alternative Paths to Healing

Traditional care for veterans with PTSD has primarily relied upon cognitive-behavioral therapy and pharmacological therapy. However, medical experts are beginning to acknowledge the benefits of alternative treatments as a supplement to the traditional therapies. In the March/April 2014 issue of...

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What Horses Can Teach Us

By Dr. Val of Stand InBalance Sleek, agile, and muscular, horses are the embodiment of power. Some breeds are capable of pulling three times their own body weight, and we humans have harnessed this strength over the millennia to our own benefit. Horses have plowed our fields allowing us to provide...

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The Healing Potential of Drums

Cultures like the Ashanti of West Africa and the many indigenous tribes of North and South America recognize the drum as an instrument of spiritual healing. Drums provide safe passage for our trapped suffering, allowing us to communicate feelings, fears, doubts, and desires that cannot be captured...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month.

Post-Traumatic Stress By Kent A. Corso. Those struggling with the lasting effects of trauma don’t need the month of June to keep them aware of how significant trauma is. They know trauma’s impact first-hand. In fact, the mention of “PTSD Awareness Month” may be an uncomfortable reminder some wish...

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Creativity and Healing

As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”― Martin Luther King Jr.   There are days we can...

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Experiential Healing

What is it? Experiential healing is when we consciously participate in our own physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing process. We may heal on many levels every day and not think much about the process. Recovering from a cut finger or a negative encounter with a driver on the road...

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The Healing Benefits of Massage

Emotions are stored in the body. We all can feel when we are stressed and our neck feels tight or when our stomach feels upset but it often takes more awareness to connect our emotions to what is happening in the body. We can carry emotional baggage in our bodies for years without even being aware...

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