The guided meditations in this Veterans collection will help to improve focus, relieve stress, encourage better sleep and generally bring more peace of mind. The mind can be a great source of distress when it’s out of control. When we can relax, pause or slow the mind down, it becomes a source of consolation and peace. These are breath, body and heart meditations.
Veterans often come home from war with painful memories that interfere with sleep and cause anxiety, fear and frustration, making it difficult to re-engage with their families and communities. This is called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and is increasingly common among today’s veterans. Research shows that meditation can have a positive impact on lessening the effects of PTSD and can aid in the healing process.
As we learn to meditate, we learn to recognize emotions, thoughts and sensations without reacting to them. It helps us to respond more thoughtfully, without impulse or overreaction. This can be very comforting, giving veterans more control over the thoughts and emotions that accompany a return from deployment.