The Work of Allison F. Winters, MA, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT, RYT

Posts tagged ‘veterans’

Free Yoga for Vets

This is a wonderful website that allows you to search for studios and yoga teachers that offer free classes for veterans.  Check it out!

www.yogaforvets.org

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For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma

So happy to see the media paying attention to the success of mind-body therapies in treating trauma symptoms with Veterans and military members.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/for-veterans-a-surge-of-new-treatments-for-trauma/

Portraits of War

How artists are helping to tell the stories of our wounded warriors.  Portraits of War

War Wounds

Wounds are not always visible.  Take a moment to read this Veteran’s story.

War Wounds

Yoga for Military and Veterans

I would like to offer yoga services to active duty military and Veterans in the San Diego area.  I am a board certified dance/movement therapist and registered yoga instructor.  I currently teach yoga and meditation to active duty military in a residential substance abuse program.  I find that many of these individuals come to treatment with resistance and preconceived notions about yoga.  The majority of them leave treatment loving yoga and wanting to continue practicing after they leave.  I believe that a yoga class just for military and Veterans might ease some of the fear and uncertainty about practicing yoga in the civilian world. 

If there is interest in this area, please feel free to respond to this blog or contact me individually.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Allison

Department of Defense Endorses Art Therapy as a Way to Help Troops Heal

The Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs are utilizing the creative arts therapies on an increasingly regular basis to aid troops and Veterans on the road to recovery and healing.  See this recent article published by the DOD.

Art Therapy Helps Troops Heal

VA Promotes Using Yoga and Meditation to Treat PTSD in Veterans

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jan/08/ptsd-try-meditation-and-yoga/