Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sometimes known as shell shock or combat stress, occurs after experiencing severe trauma or a life-threatening event. It's normal for the mind and body to be in shock after such an event, but this normal response becomes PTSD when the nervous system gets "stuck."
Recovering from PTSD involves transitioning out of the mental and emotional war zone veterans are still living in and helping the nervous system become "unstuck." Many recent studies report that a regular practice of yoga and meditation enables some active duty service members battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to reduce, or even eliminate their use of psychotropic medications and to better control the often-debilitating symptoms of PTSD. The Veterans Administration supports the use of yoga and meditation as one of the most significant treatment approaches.
Dennis Blender recently became certified to teach this program through the Veterans Yoga Project - http://www.veteransyogaproject.org/. He is now looking for veterans groups that might support the program. No cost. Highly flexible in terms of number of sessions, times, etc.
If you are interested, contact Dennis at 248-245-7900.