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NOTICING SIGNS THAT WERE DIFFERENT

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Stories heal.   Cameron shares more with us today in Episode 2: NOTICING SIGNS THAT WERE DIFFERENT   “Telling and listening to stories is the way we make sense of our lives. That natural tendency may have the potential to alter behavior and improve health.” – Dr. Thomas K. Houston

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CAMERON’S STORY

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Cameron’s Story – Episode 1  “Telling and listening to stories is the way we make sense of our lives. That natural tendency may have the potential to alter behavior and improve health.” – Dr. Thomas K. Houston  

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THE FLYING GUINEA PIG – MASSAGE

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A Lump of Pain  by Scott Lee   When Travis Martin, president of the Military Experience and the Arts, contacted me about an organization called Serve the Warrior that sets up alternative healing treatments for veterans in their hometowns for free or reduced cost, I was definitely interested. As a Veteran of the First Gulf War and a driver for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle for our brigade, I witnessed over 20,000 enemy lives taken in the 100 Hour Ground War. On this mission, I led the battle tanks into position and watched them dispatch the opposition tanks, turrets flipping end over end from our new armored piercing rounds. It was a four-day orgy of death that received little coverage in the press. In 2005, I was living in a small town in Kentucky far away from everyone I knew. Stuck … Continue reading

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STW Team Member Receives Scholarship

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STW Director of Veteran Outreach Sarah Eggers is the Beatrice Stern 2013 scholarship recipient! Congratulations Sarah! We are so happy for you. “Each year, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services awards a $5,000 Beatrice Stern Intern Scholarship to outstanding students pursuing a master’s degree in social work or psychology that are interning at the agency. In keeping with our mission and Bea’s wishes, the scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to advocating for the disenfranchised, giving back to communities in need and erasing the stigma associated with brain disorders.”

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How Many EFT Sessions Do I Need?

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See more clearly. Begin taking down the trees. Patti Penn, Founder of Pause in Joy, speaks about EFT.

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BE A TFGP WRITER

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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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THE FLYING GUINEA PIG – TRE – PART 3

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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

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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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THE FLYING GUINEA PIG – TRE – PART 2

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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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