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The Flying Guinea Pig (TFGP) blog is a project of Serve The Warrior and created to encourage Veterans to explore and experience a nontraditional healing modality.

TFGP Blog is written by Veterans, STW team members, volunteers, civilians, and even possibly YOU! Without any prior experience and/or knowledge, writers are the “Guinea Pig” and choose a nontraditional healing modality to experience and then write about it. Continue reading

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It turned out that I didn’t have to wait too long pondering these, because very soon I began to feel a tingling sensation in my legs. My knees began to move in and out like wings beating and I could feel the rhythm rising up my abdomen. Mary explained that if there were a part of the body where stress was stored, the tremors would find there way there. Sure enough, I began to sense the tremoring in my shoulders and neck, especially in my right side where I felt a little pinched whenever I was under stress or tired or nervous. It’s not easy to describe the sensation Continue reading

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Shining a Light on Like-Minded Orgs

Serve the Warrior is happy to be collaborating with Military Experience & the Arts! Like STW, Military Experience & the Arts is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization for Veterans. MEA’s primary mission is to work with Veterans and their families to publish creative prose, poetry, and artwork. All editing, consultations, and workshops are free of charge to those accepted for publication. Each Veteran receives extensive, one-on-one consultations on his or her written or artistic work no matter where that Veteran might be located. MEA also works with scholars to publish articles related to Veterans’ issues in the humanities and social sciences.   MEA’s “flagship” publication is The Journal of Military Experience (JME). JME began in 2011 in a college classroom and presently receives worldwide submissions from Veterans and military communities. MEA is currently working on their third volume which will feature 59 original artwork pieces. You can … Continue reading

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Shake It Off – Part Two of Three by Sarah Eggers   Please read Part One to understand where this picks up:   Although Mary was a gifted guide, she made clear to us that the beauty of TRE is that the exercises work, once they have been mastered, regardless of the leader.  TRE, Mary explained, is basically a series of six simple, but semi-strenuous exercises that are designed to systematically fatigue the muscles of the lower body, thereby eliciting the body’s tremor response. The final and most important step of the technique involves lying on one’s back with the knees raised, a position that allows the tremoring to take place. One of the things I appreciate about TRE is that it is a self-help technique–that is, once you learn the exercises you can do them by yourself, wherever and whenever you … Continue reading

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Peace for Washington Navy Yard

Now as Washington DC and our nation is rocked again with the trauma and pain of yet another mass shooting, it is our responsibility to be the change that our nation so desperately needs. Sitting glued in front of the news and living in more and more fear, anxiety, despair, and sorrow is not the answer. However, it is a beginning. Begin by observing what you are feeling and what you are experiencing. Honor those feelings. You are feeling them, after all. Then perhaps try something new. Can you begin to hold the space or the feeling tone or thoughts of peace, compassion, or love? Can you send this this peace, this love to all of those effected by yesterday’s Washington Navy Yard shooting? What other positive actions can we take? How can we be the change?   Additional tool: Try … Continue reading

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My dog, a five-year-old runty black and white rescue pit bull, still has all the bursting exuberance of a puppy. Physically brave, I have seen her literally jump off cliffs, landing unscathed. On hikes, she tears off into the brush after birds or squirrels. When I lived in New York, she tried to take on the horses waiting at the curb for tourists to cart around Central Park. I mention all these details not only because I am one of those annoying people who likes to talk about their dog (I am), but also because it was not until I did some research on Continue reading

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A big warm welcome goes out to Sarah E., STW’s newest team member! We are ecstatic to have Sarah as our new Director of Veteran Outreach. STW Vets, if you want STW nontraditional healing programming to come to your city, talk to Sarah. Sarah, thank you so much for catching the STW vision & being of service!  

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EFT at the VA

Patti Penn, Founder of Pause in Joy, speaks about Gary Craig, EFT’s founder, working with Vets in the 60’s.  

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