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Posts Tagged ‘PTSD’

PTSD Treatments: From Lobotomies to Meditation

Daniel Gannon
03/27/2014

With more and more veterans returning from overseas with the life-threatening and under-diagnosed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, it’s increasingly apparent that the standard treatment isn’t doing the trick. Read more

Recovering from the Traumatic Stress of Domestic Violence

11/22/2013

At a recent conference in New York City leaders in business, social welfare and philanthropy came together to hear about the an initiative that is bringing the Transcendental Meditation technique to hundreds of women and children suffering from the traumatic stress of domestic violence. Read more

Veteran Gets Her Life Back with Transcendental Meditation

10/25/2013

Women are increasingly playing key roles in the military. According to a recent Congressional Research Service report on: Women in Combat, over the past decade more women have become involved in combat operations. Since September 2001, almost 300,000 female service members have been deployed for contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more

Coming Back “Home”—How I overcame PTSD after serving in Iraq

09/11/2013

For those of us who live in the Washington, D.C., area, 9/11 wasn’t just on the TV. When the Pentagon was attacked, the conflict that would be known as the War on Terror began for me. Within a year I signed up for the Army Infantry and was sent to serve my country with the 101st Airborne “AASLT.” Read more

TM reduces PTSD among active duty US Army, says new research

08/08/2013

I know from my experience in Iraq just how stressful deployments can be. Last week a new survey conducted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) found that 1 in 3 post-9/11 veterans has considered suicide. Read more

Transcendental Meditation Significantly Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress in African Refugees

05/13/2013

Soldiers too often return from wars with the life-damaging effects of post-traumatic stress (PTS). But what about the surviving victims of war? Read more

Transcendental Meditation Helps Police with Post Traumatic Stress – PTSD

03/04/2013

When Michael Ortiz retired after more than 20 years as a New York State Trooper and undercover DEA agent, his wife Deborah sensed that there was something not right. Michael had trouble sleeping, was hypersensitive to stress… Read more

“Transcendental Meditation May Help Stressed Vets” –Bloomberg Businessweek

02/12/2013

Every 65 minutes, a U.S. military veteran committed suicide in 2010. That’s according to a comprehensive study released last Friday by the Department of Veteran Affairs, which tracked veteran suicides from 1999 to 2010 (PDF). Read more

“The Space Between” –TED Conference Explores the Value of Meditation

01/15/2013

The December, 2012 TEDxWomen conference in Washington, DC included a fascinating talk by Dr. John Hagelin, world-renowned quantum physicist, science and public policy expert, speaking about the value of meditation as a powerful tool for health… Read more

U.S. Marines Talk About the Effect of TM on PTSD

12/13/2012

The statistics are shocking—18 veterans commit suicide each day with almost a third receiving care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the time of their death. Despite measures to increase support for veterans, suicide rates have continued to rise to record levels. Read more

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