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“I deal with pain every day. I have nerve problems in my leg and the PTSD that the doctors diagnosed me with… functioning becomes impossible, lack of sleep, your work ethic sucks, you can’t focus at work, you can’t do anything, everybody pisses you off… it’s different for everybody. Memories saturate your mind… for me every day is a constant reminder — you relive the same crap over and over and over.” – Sgt James Thrasher, USMC
“I myself have been deployed eight times and been to combat four times. I was diagnosed with PTSD, depression, insomnia. We fight through whatever problems we have, we suck it up, and I did that for many many years. The trauma that I’ve seen the situations that I’ve been through… you take all of that stuff and you put it in a bag and we keep filling up our bag with all these problems rather than dealing with them. – GySgt Richard Wilson, USMC
TRAINING FROM THE INSIDE – Treating PTSD with Transcendental Meditation
“What peaked my interest in TM was all the research that’s been done and how incredibly effective it is for trauma, stress… the evidence now is that in combat stress the trauma actually changes the brain so that the ability to self regulate isn’t there. Meditation helps with information processing, helps with self regulation. Here we have another tool that is fabulous and they can do for themselves.” – Anna Benson, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
“I was interested in the TM program but I was skeptical at the same time. The power of the TM meditation… it really came out fast and it was surprising to me. Having that inner peace after meditation really really emboldened me to deal with things that I’d been just kind of stuffing away. So to be able to have relief from agitation, have relief from anger, frustration, sleeplessness, alcoholism, drug addiction… that’s huge.” – Sgt James Thrasher, USMC