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US: Video of Operation Warrior Wellness event aims to bring Transcendental Meditation to veterans, first responders
by Global Good News staff writer
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14 August 2012
Since the recent successful Operation Warrior Wellness benefit event in Brooklyn, New York, many who attended have commented on the especially powerful statements by leading speakers describing the dramatic positive effects of Transcendental Meditation for military veterans and first responders struggling with PTSD.
One attendee had special insight on the event and its outcomes: Adam Pressman, national director of video productions for the Transcendental Meditation program in the US, records every event sponsored by the David Lynch Foundation, and has produced many moving documentaries drawn from interviews with people who have found lasting relief from traumatic stress through the Foundation's support.
Reporting recently on the 4 August event, Mr Pressman described the goal of Operation Warrior Wellness as generating 'progress toward creating an invincible military and also toward implementing the Transcendental Meditation programme, not only for veterans and active duty military, but also for this group we call ''first responders'': police, firefighters, emergency workers.'
Another aspect of this goal is to provide effective treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress. Mr Pressman said, in relation to veterans, military personnel, and first responders, 'we all depend on them. And yet their occupation is quite stressful. . . . They're really struggling greatly today and we have a technology that can help them dramatically and profoundly.'
To help make this meditation technology widely available, Mr Pressman recorded the Brooklyn event and now aims to get the video out to as many people as possible.
As for the event itself, Mr Pressman remarked, 'You can see by the outpouring of support for the David Lynch Foundation and Operation Warrior Wellness—from the chief of firefighters in New York City,* from the congressman representing this area—that there's a groundswell of interest, enthusiasm, and receptivity to implementing Transcendental Meditation, to help these important members of society recover from the impact of this stress that they must deal with every day in their jobs.'
Several hundred attended the event. All the speakers encouraged the audience to spread the word and help provide scholarships for veterans, first responders, and active duty military to learn Transcendental Meditation.
* Salvatore Cassano, Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), spoke at the event about the urgent need to make Transcendental Meditation available to first responders who are at high risk for Post Traumatic Stress.
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