MilitaryConnection.com Extols the Benefits of Transcendental Meditation (TM)
MilitaryConnection.com, one of the most comprehensive directories of resources and information for active duty military, Veterans and their families, is helping to spread the word that Transcendental Meditation (TM) is becoming one of the best alternative treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD.)
Over half a million U.S. troops deployed since 2001 suffer from PTSD. Yet less than 20% will receive adequate care due to lack of effective treatments, fear of stigma or insufficient government resources. Half of those with PTSD won't receive any care at all. And left untreated, veterans are at an increased risk for self-destructive behavior, including alcohol/drug abuse, depression, anxiety and suicide.
Debbie Gregory, the CEO of MilitaryConnction.com, has been practicing TM for over a year. She has seen, first hand, how valuable a tool TM is for veterans who are looking for alternatives to medication. “For me, I liken it to a ‘me time out,’ helping my focus and concentration.” She added, “Meditating helps me take a step back from my hectic schedule and set my priorities. TM can be a fabulous tool in the arsenal to combat PTSD."
MilitaryConnection.com salutes Operation Warrior Wellness (OWW), a division of the David Lynch Foundation, which has founded the Transcendental Meditation-based Resilient Warrior Program. This simple, easy-to-learn, evidence-based approach is relieving symptoms of PTSD and major depression, and is developing greater resilience to stress in those who are utilizing it. For more information on the Resilient Warrior Program, including how you can help sponsor a veteran, visit the David Lynch Foundation.
MilitaryConnection.com takes great pride in using its significant reach to assist, provide resources and facilitate win/win partnerships with wonderful non-profits, associations and government agencies serving military and veterans. MilitaryConnection.com features thousands of pages of resources and information. There is something for everyone including, but not limited to: a Job Board and Virtual Job Fair, comprehensive Post 9/11 GI Bill education information, a directory of thousands of scholarships, a Veteran school directory, news, press releases, special events, pay charts, benefits, service directories, commissaries & exchanges, golf courses and more. The company received the prestigious Users’ Choice Award this year, and has been named a Top 100 Employment Web Site by the International Association of Employment Web Sites for the prior five years.