Yoga for Veterans
Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery
This Yoga for Veterans course was based on the Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery program created by the Veterans Yoga project. Mindful Resilience has been successfully integrated into mental health and addiction treatment programs for veterans and active-duty military across the US and Canada. The program is an evidence-informed, clinically-tested yoga program that was developed specifically for veterans recovering from post-traumatic stress and other psychological difficulties.
Developing an attitude of Gratitude and focusing on what is currently working in life provides emotional healing and fulfillment.
Tools for Resilience
We share the following five tools with our students:
- Mindful Movement
- Guided Rest
Several studies have been completed which show significant improvement in PTSD symptoms among veterans resulting from yoga and mindfulness. In a sample of nearly 1200 veteran visits, pain-reduction was experienced 84% of the time, with average decreases of 42.5%. 91% of students reported stress reductions of up to 53.8%. (Veterans Yoga Project outcomes for 2017)
“So relaxing and helpful with my anxiety.”
“I can’t stress it enough how much yoga has helped me with my combat-related PTS.”
“After the first class my back pain was practically gone. I’m now using the techniques at home.”
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