This week we had an important advancement in our work bringing the healing power of mind-body medicine to US military and veterans. The New York Times published a strong article that features our work as the focal point in discussing effective new approaches to treating trauma and preventing suicide in the VA.
In the article, “For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma”, published yesterday online, author Tina Rosenberg says “The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s program…is the most comprehensive of all [treatments], giving participants a variety of different strategies to choose from: breathing, meditation, guided visual imagery, bio-feedback, self-awareness, dance, self-expression, drawing. And it is the one with the strongest evidence that it works to cure PTSD.”
In a few short days, we will begin training the next group of participants in our Mind-Body Medicine model in San Antonio, Texas, including Healing our Troops program participants who will become future leaders in integrating this model in the military. And the need is great. July saw the highest rate of suicide in recent military history. And this year, more troops have killed themselves than have died on the battlefield—at a rate of nearly one every day.
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