2nd Ladies Night: Honor the Whole You

I was very fortunate to take part in the 2nd annual,  “Ladies Night: Honor the Whole You,” at the Washington DC Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center this past Friday, 2/27/15.
I was able to work on 6 Lady Vets and introduce them to JFB-MFR.
None of them wanted to leave when their time was up. I think that the nicest thing that two of them said was that, “The VA needs more of THIS!”
I was able to meet a few Directors of different programs. The night was a little crazy and chaotic, but hopefully I will be able to do further work with the hospital, various clinics and programs, and get the word out about the Warrior Recovery Network, nation wide.

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USMC 239th

Ooh-Rah! Happy birthday, Marines!

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TABA @ Ft. Belvoir

Volunteering to help soon-to-be Veterans with There & Back Again at the USO Warrior and Family Center, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.

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PTSD Awareness Day

While I can’t bring myself to say, “Happy PTSD DAY,” I AM pleased that such a day even exists to try and raise awareness for this widespread problem.
As always, thank you for your Service.

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USA Bday

Happy Birthday, U.S. Army!

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WRN Goes Int’l!

   I am pleased to announce that we are now an International group.    While my personal focus remains on U.S. Servicemen & women, clearly, other countries’ military members have similar experiences and needs; just look at United Nations deployments around the world as only one example.    As always, thank you for your Service.

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USMC Bday

OO-RAH, Devil Dogs!

Happy Birthday, U.S. Marine Corps! Nov. 10, 2014.

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PTSD Class

I will be attending a class at NoVA Community College on Sunday, “Understanding PTSD in Theory & Practice.” Ironically, on the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, OO-Rah!
Looking forward to learning some good info and making connections for Ludwig Studio AND Warrior Recovery Network – WRN.

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Ft. Belvoir, VA Event a Success

Just finished up the event here at the USO Warrior Transition facility in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Nice, brand new building, by the way.
We were able to help ~35 Army soldiers, in spite of a few issues caused by the government furlough. Qi Jong, yoga, accupuncture, chair massage, art therapy, nutritional advice, iRest and Bio-Dynamic Cranio-sacral Therapy (?) were offered. I was able to use JFB-MFR on six soldiers, for ~20 minutes each, and give some suggestions for stretches, after care and finding another MFR therapist.
I was also able to make connections with the Executive Director of “There & Back Again,” as well as one of the steering commitee members of “Warriors at Ease.” Both groups are designed to put practitioners of various modalities in contact with military who need the services. The fact that they also have some nice grant/funding doesn’t hurt.
Hearing a SNCO say that I was the 1st person to actually touch the area of problem AND also improve it was bittersweet; glad to have helped, but sad that they had had no relief before this, for such a long time.
The organizers and I are looking forward to further collaborations in the future.

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WRN at Ft. Belvoir, VA, TABA Event

I am pleased to announce that I will be participating in an event by “There & Back Again” for the Warrior Transition Battalion at the Fort Belvoir U.S.O. tomorrow, Wednesday, October 9, from 10:00 to 14:00.

I am very happy to be a part of this event (thank you, AMTA Newsleter!), and looking forward to helping soon-to-be Veterans and making connections with people from various organizations and modalities.

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