http://operationwarriorwellness.org/ Operation Warrior Wellness is committed to providing Transcendental Meditation to veterans and active-duty personnel with combat-related mental wounds. If you are inspired by this video please make a donation using the Donate button on the right. The initiativ... More
http://operationwarriorwellness.org/ Operation Warrior Wellness is committed to providing Transcendental Meditation to veterans and active-duty personnel with combat-related mental wounds. If you are inspired by this video please make a donation using the Donate button on the right. The initiative runs entirely on donations, and there is a long wait list for our programs. It all starts with you!
For more information on how to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, please visit http://www.tm.org?leadsource=CRM1262
Overcoming PTSD and Preventing Suicide
On Monday, February 4th, Operation Warrior Wellness hosted a luncheon conference on "Overcoming PTSD and Preventing Suicide: An Evidence-based Approach through Meditation in the Military" at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. The conference followed new reports that 22 veterans die from suicide every day.
At the conference, combat veterans—P-51 fighter pilot Jerry Yellin, CMS (Ret.) Ed Schloeman and Afghanistan War veteran Luke Jensen—shared moving accounts of their personal battles with PTSD and, in Mr. Jensen's case, close brushes with suicide. These men were able to triumph over terrible invisible wounds through twice daily practice of Transcendental Meditation.
Compelling testimony from a panel of experts that included Rear Admiral (Ret.) Richard Schneider, President of Norwich University; Robert Cancro, M.D., Chairman Emeritus of NYU Langone Medical Center; and Gary Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology at Hofstra University confirmed that the experiences of these courageous men are not unique. In fact, two studies performed on OEF/OIF and Vietnam War veterans found that PTSD symptoms dropped by nearly half in both populations.
Further, preliminary results from ongoing research at Norwich University finds that TM increases constructive thinking, improves emotional health and develops greater resilience in future officers.
In this video, we hear from Ed Schloeman, CMS (Ret.) NYANG, National Co-Chair of Operation Warrior Wellness, along with powerful and moving video testimonials from veterans who have suffered greatly with post-traumatic stress before beginning the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique.
For more information please visit http://operationwarriorwellness.org/Less