Try “Mindfulness” for treating symptoms of PTSD.

http://ptsd.about.com/od/selfhelp/ht/mindfulexe2.htm

“Using mindfulness for PTSD may be a good way of coping. Mindfulness has been around for ages. However, mental health professionals are beginning to recognize that mindfulness can have many benefits for people suffering from difficulties such as anxiety and depression.

In a nutshell, mindfulness is about being completely in-touch with the present moment. So often in our lives, we are stuck in our heads, caught up in the anxiety and worries of daily life.”

I have been amazed at the increased awareness connected with yoga as treatment for the symptoms of TBI/PTSD.  The move is spreading all over the country, started by Connected Warriors Yoga, www.connectedwarriorsyoga.org in Florida.  The above link, including article written by, ,  is another helpful resource on using the concept of “mindfulness” as a self help meditation connected with yoga practice.  I am anxious to get started as soon as the right yoga trainer is available in my rural neighborhood on the Oregon coast.

Steve Sparks
Author
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

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