Restoring the Warrior's Soul: An Essential Guide to Coming Home

Restoring the Warrior's Soul: An Essential Guide to Coming Home

by Edward Tick Ph.D.

Audio CD(Unabridged)

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A Vision of the Warrior’s Journey to Wholeness

As veterans from a new generation come back from overseas, our culture’s lack of resources for returning warriors has become a greater problem than ever. "Lifelong suffering after war is not inevitable," says Dr. Edward Tick. "But in our culture, we have unwittingly forced our veterans to carry the moral and social of burdens of warfare alone." On Restoring the Warrior’s Soul, Dr. Tick offers tools for healing and guidance to help veterans cope with the life-changing effects of combat and find a new sense of peace and purpose.

Practical Wisdom for Healing the Wounds of War

What we call PTSD is just the latest name for a phenomenon warriors have dealt with since the dawn of time. Dr. Tick explores both the visible and invisible wounding of war, then draws upon both ancient and modern sources to show us a path for transformation, wholeness, and wisdom. In these six audio sessions, he outlines a road map for the returning warrior to find a new and honorable role in society, and carry forth their service into civilian life.

The warrior’s journey touches us all—from those who serve to their families, neighbors, caregivers, and coworkers. "In a healthy society," says Dr. Tick, "each of us must understand our own role in the sacred contract between warriors and the culture they protect." With Restoring the Warrior’s Soul, Dr. Tick provides invaluable guidance to everyone touched by war so we can create a culture that values our returning warriors with respect, dignity, and love.

• Why PTSD does not have to be a life-long disabling wound
• The Soldier’s Heart—embracing the grief and heartbreak of war as proof of our fundamental humanity
• The spirituality of the warrior—how experience on the battlefield shapes our relationship with the divine
• Inspirational examples of healthy warrior-civilian relationships from indigenous cultures
• The warrior’s story—how to create a welcoming environment for veterans to share their experiences and wisdom
• How post-traumatic stress can be a portal to growth
• Essential steps for healing the disturbed relationship between our society and our warriors
• Effective catharsis—guidance for cleansing the warrior’s psyche and soul
• The power of giving and receiving forgiveness from comrades, enemies, and the warrior’s home culture
• The archetypal vision of the life complete warrior’s life path
• Using the creative arts to express the truth of the warrior
• More than seven hours of historical perspectives, inspirational stories, and prayers, as well as practical guidance on the unique journey of the warrior from renowned scholar Dr. Edward Tick

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622037339
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.64(w) x 6.41(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Edward Tick
Edward Tick, PhD, cofounded the nonprofit Soldier’s Heart, Inc. with his partner Kate Dahlstedt and serves as executive director in Troy, New York. He has been honored for his groundbreaking work in the spiritual, holistic, and community-based healing of veterans and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A psychotherapist for 40 years, he has specialized in working with veterans since the 1970s. He is the author of Sacred Mountain, The Practice of Dream Healing, The Golden Tortoise, Wild Beasts and Wandering Souls and the award-winning War and the Soul.

Dr. Tick is an internationally recognized educator and expert on veterans, PTSD, and the psychology of military-related issues. He has conducted trainings, retreats, and workshops across the country and overseas. He has lectured, trained staff, and worked with wounded warriors at West Point, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Hood, Fort Bragg, Fort Knox, Altus Air Force Base, and other Department of Defense facilities. The Department of Defense and VA facilities now use his pioneering work and he was the US Army’s 2012 PTSD Expert Trainer for its annual Chaplain Sustainment Training.

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