Post Traumatic stress syndrome is finally being taken seriously by both the military and the wider population.
Triggered by a terrifying event or series of events people return home to find they do not belong, their family are confused and emotionally battered as they watch a loved one reel between anger, hostility and the extreme of being numb to all around them. They cannot sleep and no longer manage to engage in life.
Movies are made and people are seeing the results of ‘living off your nerves”Just as constant physical pain wares away at a persons Adrenal system, the lack of sleep, and the worry have been shown to cause emotional dis-ease, a constant state of anxiety arises, for the soldier for the Doctor/ medic, drill seargent,what ever capacity a soldier served in, theirs is the burden of Post traumatic Stress.
Sadly many returning service men and women do not seek treatment as they feel it may affect their career. They will be seen as weak, unable to cope with stress. Solidarity, holding together, mutual dependance, community of interests, feelings and action.
Often when we try to manage or overcome pain we are actually entrenching the suffering, remember “What we resist persists”.Learning to reach out to Yoga or Meditation will break that cycle. It is better to find something that moves you away from pain.
Diane Callan founded Wellness for Warriors in 2009 to teach military families
about integrative lifestyle solutions such as yoga, chiropractic care,
acupuncture, and nutrition has seen the benefits first-hand. “I personally believe that when you are able to experience or elicite peace of mind from within you can share that with your spouse, your family, your community and the world.’ she said