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US: Benefit for veterans suffering from PTSD brings support from media, military
by Global Good News staff writer
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20 August 2013
'I'm looking forward to putting on another event like this,' said Iraq veteran James Wilson about a recent free event he helped organize to benefit veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Sponsored by Operation Warrior Wellness, a branch of the David Lynch Foundation, the Washington, DC, event provided information about Transcendental Meditation, which is emerging as an effective treatment for veterans afflicted with PTSD.
In a short time, and while on his summer break from school, Mr Wilson was able to generate media interest and 'buzz' and get people talking about the benefits of using Transcendental Meditation (TM) to relieve the symptoms of PTSD.
Mr Wilson has been out of the military for just a year, but in that time he learned TM, experienced its benefits, and enrolled in Maharishi University of Management to learn more about the knowledge and programmes developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Transcendental Meditation organization.
His own experience with Transcendental Meditation, Mr Wilson said, has been his 'inspiration for getting the word out about meditation and helping veterans'.
'The event was fantastic,' he added. 'It was a packed room'—a remarkable level of success given the short amount of time he and others had to plan. He added that the different military organizations and veterans associations he contacted were very receptive and interested in this and future events.
Mr Wilson commented on the effectiveness of all the presentations. There were heartfelt stories from veterans who had struggled with PTSD before learning Transcendental Meditation and finding relief, as well as new and developing research presented by Dr Sarina Grosswald, Director of Research for the David Lynch Foundation. Mr Wilson felt this combination satisfied the hearts and intellects of those who attended.
The presentations were so well received that a local news station, trying to report both sides of the story after the event, could not find anyone skeptical about Transcendental Meditation or uninterested in learning the technique.
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∙ Young Iraq veteran hosts event in Washington, DC, reaches out to other veterans with PTSD
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