A few years ago Dean Evenson and I were privileged to be invited to present our music and sound healing workshop at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to help returning combat troops and those suffering from PTSD and wounds of war.
To support the visit we created a Relaxation Basic Training Guide that would help soldiers with the daunting task of unlearning their fight or flight syndrome and learn a new skill – relaxation. Since we know how much music can help the relaxation process, we were glad to provide tools for people to unwind from their intensive military experience and begin to calm down their instincts and prepare to live in a world without the stresses of war. In essence we were teaching them the yoga of sound and how to use breath, toning and affirmations to change their mental state and allow the body to calm down. For years we had heard the phrase – Support the Troops – and although our motto is Peace Through Music and we have always been opposed to war in general, we still wanted to help those who are called upon to fight. The challenge for many is the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that often appears after combat. This can be an issue for anyone who has experienced a traumatic event (accident, loss, death of a loved one) so the information we compiled is relevant for those who haven’t been in war.
So if you or anyone you know is in need of overcoming PTSD or any stress related situation – you can click here to download the Relaxation Basic Training Manual. And if you are interested – these are the CDs the chaplain would hand out to the wounded soldiers at Walter Reed – Sound Healing, Healing Waters, Healing Dreams, Eagle River, and Ocean Dreams. We also created a DVD called Eagle River that was specifically designed to help those suffering from the stresses of war.
And don’t forget, I am giving away a free mp3 download for those who comment on my blog. Thanks for sharing.