Healing for Veterans: The Role of Yoga Therapy for PTSD.
Over two million American service members were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, one in three is coping with PTSD, traumatic brain injury or another stress-related disorder. Some could lose their silent battle: nationwide, veterans account for one out of five suicides. And countless other veterans are coping with stress and chronic pain from non-combat injuries.
Give Back Yoga is committed to supporting these warriors and their families through Mindful Yoga Therapy, a program designed to help vets find a calm and steady body and mind through the practice of yoga, meditation, breath work, yoga nidra and meditation. Each practice is a tool that veterans can use to cope with post-traumatic stress, and together they form a comprehensive system — a “toolbox” — that can help warriors transition into a life of strength and resilience.
Clinically proven cases of healing PTSD through a specialized program of yoga therapy.
Mindful Yoga Therapy is a pioneer in the field of yoga therapy as a complementary alternative treatment for veterans with PTSD, used in conjunction with psychotherapy. Program founder Suzanne Manafort has worked with veterans in a clinical setting for eight years, shaping the Mindful Yoga Therapy “toolbox” with the direct input of vets who found relief through these practices. Mindful Yoga Therapy programs or resources are now offered at 47 different VA facilities across the country.