|Post-traumatic Growth and Dysfunction
The aftereffects of traumatic experiences can affect anyone who has ever experienced a significant trauma in life – war, rape, abuse, hurricanes, and many others. The effects can take many forms – depression, rage, inexplicable behavior, compromised decision-making, as well as new insights and personal growth.
My own experience with the difficult side of combat resulted from a combat mission over Hanoi, North Vietnam in December 1972 when I was shot down, captured, and imprisoned. Three of my six crew members lost their lives that night. For the next thirty years I struggled with its effects, gradually gaining insight into its effects, and finally finding what appears to be a cure.
My work with veterans of various wars and victims of personal trauma enables me to share my experience, strength and hope in a way that brings healing to them. Like panning for gold in the streams of Alaska, this work can be difficult, but the results are exceptionally valuable.
Here I am, call on me to educate, motivate, and empower your military unit or civilian community to heal your people of the wounds that do not show, and to find the gold among the detritus of their worst experiences.
Care for the Troops, Inc
Care for the Troops, a Georgia based charity, was organized in 2008 to provide for the spiritual, psychological, and mental health needs for veterans of all services. It provides information and training to veterans, families, congregations, clinicians, and civic leaders so they can become more familiar with the customs and culture of the military, the spiritual and psychological burdens carried by veterans, and positive ways to respond to the healing of those wounds and the reincorporation of veterans into their civilian communities.
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