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Warrior's Return: Restoring the Soul After War War touches us all leaving visible and invisible wounds on the warriors who fight, disrupting their families and communities, and leaving lasting imprints on our national psyche In spite of billions spent on psychological care and reintegration programs, we face an epidemic of combat related conditions such as PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder With Warrior s Return, Dr Edward Tick presents a powerful case for changing the way we welcome our veterans back from service a vision and a path for transforming the wounds of war into sources of wisdom, honor, and growthAfter thanyears of working with veterans, Dr Tick has learned that our conventional ways of addressing the trauma and woundings of war fall far short, usually focusing only on symptoms and temporary relief Drawing on lessons from cross cultural wisdom, mythical archetypes, and proven methods from psychology, he offers this book as a valuable resource to help families, caregivers, and returning veterans understand and cope with the life changing effects of combat, including Re examining PTSD why we must expand our understanding of the full psychological and spiritual impact of war s invisible woundsArchetype of the warrior service in combat as a journey to the underworld, and why the return home is the most crucial stageThe warrior s path timeless wisdom from tradition, classical philosophy, great leaders, and religious and mythological sourcesHow cultures around the world have welcomed home their returning warriors for centuries and what we can learn from themThe warrior s initiation how the old self dies on the battlefield and a new, mature self evolves in its placeRestoration methods for overcoming disillusionment and soul fatigue to restore the warrior s sense of purpose, motivation, and connectionComing home specific steps for reintegrating our warriors back into our families and communities Honor how a warrior can retain personal integrity and self respect even when they have participated in a war they don t believe inForgiveness, reconciliation, and atonement ways for warriors to close the circle and begin healing what was destroyed This is not a hopeless situation, states Dr Tick Lifelong suffering after war is not inevitable if we understand war s impact on the heart and soul, both for ourselves and our culture For veterans and those who wish to support them, Warrior s Return offers step by step guidance for initiating our transformed warriors into valued members of our community with an essential map for the hero s journey home A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Soldier s Heart Visit soldiersheart Must read for anyone working with, looking to support, or just interested in the impact of war on vets I was gratified to see a point I ve been making for years that Native American culture has much to offer in terms of both preparing soldiers and re i tegrating them finally get some validation and application by white professionals The book seems to define PTSD as only affecting soldiers, which is sort of fine since it s about soldiers, but this is inaccurate Better to have come out and sa Must read for anyone working with, looking to support, or just interested in the impact of war on vets I was gratified to see a point I ve been making for years that Native American culture has much to offer in terms of both preparing soldiers and re i tegrating them finally get some validation and application by white professionals The book seems to define PTSD as only affecting soldiers, which is sort of fine since it s about soldiers, but this is inaccurate Better to have come out and said, for the purposes of this book, we will look at PTSD only as it applies to veterans The discussion is further weakened by its reliance on the Judeochristian tradition as it looks for healing mythologies and archetypes exception The Odyssey, but still solidly Western..though right onI saw a one woman show in which a presumed war widow opens her door one day to find her husband on her doormissing on after 20 years from some unnamed war He remembers nothing, not even her, only knows, somehow that this is home She has been reading the Odyssey and for wont of anything else to do, begins reading it aloud to him It becomes obvious that it is the story of a war hero s journey home through PTSD He values Native American traditions, but his attachment to the Bible is hard and fast It s my understanding that this is a huge problem in the armed forces as well There are Christian chaplains mostly Protestant and a few rabbis and that s it Anyway, the gist is that a large part of the PTSD resulting from war arises from a moral wound There are a couple of dimensions to this One is that it is morally demanding, no matter the cause, to kill human beings Often, soldiers are unprepared for this and believe that their rightful human feelings make them cowardly Upon return, attentive measures for healing must be taken Second, war is a social contract, and if violated, the moral wound is deepened This violation can occur in several ways By devaluing the efforts of soldiers By being unwilling to listen and try to understand what they went through Worst of all, by asking them not so much to risk their lives but to commit moral trespass for an unworthy cause Finding out they re in Vietnam or Afghanistan or Iraq for a bullshit reason, for instance.He says there s no PTSD in Vietnam among Vietnamese because of the confidence in the cause and the social reintegrationI doubted this, but I don t doubt that neglecting the moral harm to soldiers compounds PTSD That war wounds the human soul has been understood for millennia There are references in classical Greek literature, the Bible and any other number of sources across many cultures Once this understanding meant that societies evolved traditions and ceremony to help those who served reintegrate into normal everyday life The evolution of reductionist thinking in the west that saw the medicalization of expressions of the human should under the label of psychology psychiatry coincided with the ind That war wounds the human soul has been understood for millennia There are references in classical Greek literature, the Bible and any other number of sources across many cultures Once this understanding meant that societies evolved traditions and ceremony to help those who served reintegrate into normal everyday life The evolution of reductionist thinking in the west that saw the medicalization of expressions of the human should under the label of psychology psychiatry coincided with the industrialization of slaughter, first during the American Civil War closely followed by World War 1 This need to cut, dissect, categorize, catalogue, define etc all those responses so beloved by the scientific method removed any sense of the soul wound that has always been at the centre of frontline combat experience The result has been the complete failure of society as a whole to take responsibility for its part in war making and the cost to those who have served and those who love them It has been easier to lay that responsibility off onto the mental health industry and with a Thank you for your service from those who have sat at home to wash their hands of the whole mess Pilate like, relieved of any further need to be concerned The mental health industry, the helpers approaching the issue form a medical point of view have simply succeeded in pathologizing suffering and treating those who have served the higher purpose on their behalf as victims, instituting learned helplessness in the place of resilience, competence, courage and honor The whole mess now thrives on a perceived wisdom that these returned warriors are sick beyond help, open only to management by those same mental health professionals with medication and failed therapies.Tick has lifted the veil at least and changed the emphasis The answer is here, referring back to the traditions of our ancestors rather than the idiocy of doing the same things that have been done for a century and expecting a different result The tragedy is the damage that is still being done in the name of treatment , completely ineffective at best and totally destructive at worst no matter how well intended For the sake of the thousands now emerging from the debacles of Iraq, Afghanistan and so many other lesser follies wake up Let us not have this generation of veterans follow the same desolate path that we as veterans of Vietnam have been flogged along This book completely changed how I view veterans and soldiers, in a good way I fell into the trap described in this book in which I don t support the wars our country is fighting, and instead of blaming the people who create the wars, I also blame the vets and soldiers themselves, which is a wrong headed way to view it I now see it for how it is The soldiers fight the battles, that s it They don t get to choose the cause, they just sign up, often with the best of intentions Then they become This book completely changed how I view veterans and soldiers, in a good way I fell into the trap described in this book in which I don t support the wars our country is fighting, and instead of blaming the people who create the wars, I also blame the vets and soldiers themselves, which is a wrong headed way to view it I now see it for how it is The soldiers fight the battles, that s it They don t get to choose the cause, they just sign up, often with the best of intentions Then they become witness to the most horrific side of humanity In that light, holding the war against the soldiers feels cruel Especially considering the psychological side effects of going to war To lump the disrespect or misunderstanding of the citizenry on top of the effects of war itself is debilitating and potentially enough for someone to kill themselves, via active or passive means.This book also helped shine light on how I understand trauma in general.In short, I owe a deep debt of gratitude to Edward Tick for writing this and the person who suggested I read it It shined a light on so many things I didn t understand

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