A 2008 study released from Rand called “Invisible Wounds of War” addressed the issue of PTSD, major depression and the rising suicide rate in the military. Burris Institute and its Functional Emotional Fitness™ process have been compliant with the recommendations of the Rand study for over a decade. An overview of how Burris Emotional Wellness and the SR™ process now exceed Rand recommendations can be found in the Evidence-Based section of the Burris Institute website.
We’ve all said it once in our lives, right? Maybe not publicly, but we’ve certainly thought this to ourselves at some point in our adult life. When we do verbalize it, we say this when we encounter something that is blatantly wrong. It’s when something grabs your attention that is so poorly thought out, yet it still exists, it cocks your head to the side. We’re not so shocked at how perverse the act is, but more so that we didn’t really focus enough to see it before, as “a WTF” has probably been around for a while…we just never noticed it before. Even if we saw it, we didn’t let it sin
Do these statements sound like anything you’ve ever said to yourself?
In Greek mythology, Achilles was a hero of the Trojan War. He was also the central character and the greatest warrior of Homer's tragedy entitled "The Iliad".
We've all heard this analogy when describing a flawed approach..."trying to put a square peg into a round hole", right? It couldn't be more true when we refer to our current mental health approach with combat veterans. As recent as yesterday, we read that combat troop ailments are creating a medical backlog in the already strained system.
Most of you that are consistent readers of my blog know I attempt to provide a positive and empowering approach to healing PTSD. Providing insight “through a warrior’s eyes”, I think, can be beneficial for many of the motivated clients I work with. By focusing on their Objectives, we work together using tools, encouragement, and reinforcement for the positive gains they make. Along with the tools of Subconscious Restructuring®, together, we are achieving outstanding results!
In my last blog post, we looked at the delay of our warriors reporting symptoms consistent with "adrenaline poisoning." In many of the study subjects, there existed a 3-6 month delay in leaving the combat box, before symptoms for combat stress fully manifested and began to affect the warrior's behavior.
In the military, there is a technique for estimating distance. It's known as counting "flash-to-bang" time. It works like this:
An explosion takes place and immediately you see the "flash" of the explosion.
Start your timer...
I was in a yoga class last week and my mind began to wander...
I'm pausing here, because I imagine I am getting a few strange looks from some of my readers. I can hear your comments from here:
"Are you kidding me?"
I promise there is a point to this story, so keep moving warriors.