New Perspectives Found By War Vets Trying New Ways to Heal

Written by Angela Atkinson

“When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn’t over for the veterans, or the family. It’s just starting.” ~Karl Marlantes

I am so grateful to every man and woman who stands or has stood in front of me as an American to protect my freedom and my rights. Members of the military, both current ones and veterans are, in my opinion, among those who deserve the highest honor and respect (as are their families that hold down the home front while they wait for their loved ones to come home). 

Here’s a story that might just warm your heart – it worked for me, anyway.

As a writer and a life coach, I always appreciate when people are able to find new ways to create better lives for themselves, so when I read this story about war veterans who are healing both physical and mental trauma, such as war injuries and PTSD, through techniques like yoga, hiking, scubadiving and even horseback riding. Additionally, they’re acting, dancing, training dogs and much more. 

Check this out and find out more about what kinds of alternative therapy they’re using and how it’s working for them. 

Veterans are experimenting with new ways to heal wounds left by their war experiences-and many are demanding the U.S. government do the same.

Some are trying hikes on the Appalachian Trail, scuba diving and horseback riding. Their pursuit of alternative treatments has spawned a cottage industry of dance, drama, companion dogs, tai chi, fish-oil supplements and high-pressure oxygen treatments to treat brain injuries or post-traumatic…

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  • Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own. Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves. Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse here at QueenBeeing.com and at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.

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