Product Review: Mindful-Way CDs for Mindfulness Meditation

Last year, WarRetreat purchased two audio CDs by teachers Beth Mulligan PA-C and Hugh O’Neill from Mindful-Way.com.  Both Beth and Hugh are skilled teachers in mindfulness meditation. Beth is a Physician’s Assistant with experience in helping patients with stress-related illnesses in the inner city clinics in Los Angeles. Mulligan runs retreats and ongoing classes to help…

Hard Core: PTSD Conferences & “PTSD Won’t Stop Me”

Watch this great video by A Piece of The Master, provided by A Backpack Journalist. Backpack Journalist bears mentioning because it was created to help at-youth risk, and military teens find their voice, and develop resiliency in the face of a multitude of changes that threatens the stability of their lives. More after the jump. The…

Breathing Promotes Awareness –Awareness Heals Warriors

By Gerald Vest, US Army Veteran and retired Social Worker, Ft. Bliss Restoration & Resilience Center Breathing may be one of our most important guides readily accessible and available to us every moment of our life. Tarthang Tulku Rimpoche, author, teacher and Founder of the Nyingma Institute, describes breathing as our most effective means for…

Getting Comfortable To Breathe

You’re upset, your mind is churning, and it seems to be a constant state. People are telling you to “Find your breath,” or “Let go of the emotions.” But you’re really not sure what they mean.  But you take their suggestion and try some breathing exercises that range from slow breathes in, with an equally…