Meditation Blog : Archives : Veterans Try Meditation to Heal Trauma



Veterans Try Meditation to Heal Trauma

L.A. City Beat reports on war veterans who are trying meditation as a means of recovering from combat trauma:

“I’m having to deal with the reality that I saw a lot of bad things. I’m having a tough time dealing with the civilian casualties,” says Stinzo, 31.

“I feel like Americans, although they seem to be informed by the news, it’s not a reality to them. I feel like most of these people in America feel like it’s watching a movie, and when the movie ends, you leave and you’re back at your normal life,” he adds. “I don’t want to tell people I’m an Iraq veteran, because immediately I’m bombarded with questions, especially the question of having to kill somebody. It’s very frustrating, and it makes me very angry inside.”

September 16, 2006 | Meditation | Permalink



About

The Meditation Blog presents articles, news, and information on meditation.



Search



Recent Entries

Double Triptych



Jewish Meditation Retreat



Veterans Try Meditation to Heal Trauma



New Web Address



A Meditation Retreat at Springwater Center



Joseph Goldstein Interview



Krishnamurti Summer Study Program



Can Anybody Meditate?



Canadian Conservation



Tibetan Perspectives



Archives

January 2007

October 2006

September 2006

June 2006

April 2006

February 2006

December 2005

October 2005

September 2005

August 2005

July 2005

June 2005

May 2005

April 2005

March 2005

February 2005

January 2005

Categories

Culture

Health

Meditation

Science

Various

Recommended Reading

Krishnamurti: Meditations

Krishnamurti: Meditations



Krishnamurti: Think On These Things

Krishnamurti: Think On These Things



Toni Packer: The Wonder of Presence

Toni Packer: The Wonder of Presence



Toni Packer: The Work Of This Moment

Toni Packer: The Work Of This Moment



News Feeds













Contact