Sanctuary Trauma and the ‘Sacred’ This is also a problem in the USA

Some Veterans experience traumas beyond the battlefield. One of these can be called, “sanctuary trauma”. A concept developed by Dr. Steven Silver, sanctuary trauma “occurs when an individual who su…

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The Importance of Social Health

“Mental health cannot be defined in terms of the ‘adjustment’ of the individual to his society, but, on the contrary… must be defined in terms of the adjustment of society to the needs of man” —Eri…

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Identity and The Need to be Needed

The need to be needed is one of our fundamental desires. We want to feel significant in the eyes of others, even if it is only one other person. We want to feel like we play an important role, whet…

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The mission continues

War sounds

The video shows combat footage of bombs dropping, buildings exploding, guns firing, tanks exploding, and missiles being launched. The footage is accompanied by the sounds of warfare.

However, later on in the video, it turns out the sounds of warfare that were heard in the combat footage weren’t sounds of warfare at all. Instead, they were noises that are heard in everyday life that are similar to the noises that are heard in combat. Alarms going off, balloons popping, washing machines spinning, fireworks exploding and other noises are similar to the noises that can be heard in combat.

“Daily sounds can bring veterans right back to war,” the video says.

“Operation Warrior Wellness (OWW), a division of the David Lynch Foundation, offers the Transcendental Meditation-based Resilient Warrior Program, a simple, easy-to-learn, evidence-based approach to relieving symptoms of PTSD and major depression and developing greater resilience to stress,” the David Lynch Foundation’s website reads.

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2017/05/fascinating-video-shows-how-everyday-sounds-trigger-veterans-with-ptsd/