Honoring Our Returning Warriors

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November 11, 2014

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Dr. Edward Tick is the founding director of Soldier’s Heart veterans’ Safe Return Programs. A psychotherapist and a tireless advocate for war healing and peacemaking, Dr. Tick is the author of the award-winning book War and the Soul, and with Sounds True he has published a new book called Warrior’s Return: Restoring the Soul After War. In this episode, Ed speaks with Tami about how we can heal the broken social contract between warriors and civilians in the United States, the universal warrior archetype, what it means to mature into a spiritual warrior, and his advice for speaking to returning veterans in a way that supports and honors their service. (77 minutes)

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Edward Tick, PhD is a transformational healer, psychotherapist, writer, educator and poet who has been working to heal the invisible wounds of violent trauma for over forty years.  He is honored for his groundbreaking work in the spiritual, holistic, and community-based healing of veterans and other survivors of severe violence who suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and moral injury. He cofounded the nonprofit Soldier’s Heart, Inc. with his partner Kate Dahlstedt and serves as its director from national offices in Troy, New York.  He is the author of Sacred Mountain, The Practice of Dream Healing, The Golden Tortoise, Wild Beasts and Wandering Souls, The Bull Awakening and the award-winning War and the Soul.  His two most recent publications are Warrior’s Return and the audio set Restoring the Warrior’s Soul, both from Sounds True.
 
Dr. Tick is an internationally recognized educator and expert on the military, veterans, PTSD, Viet Nam, and the psychology, spirituality and history of warrior traditions, global trauma and military-related issues. He has conducted trainings, retreats, and workshops across the country and overseas. He has trained staff, taught and worked with wounded warriors at many major Department of Defense and Veteran facilities and colleges, universities, hospitals, health care and community centers across the country and overseas. Department of Defense and Veterans Administration facilities use his pioneering work and he has served as the US Army’s PTSD Expert Trainer and Air Guard’s expert trainer in Moral Injury.  Since 2000 he has led annual journeys to Viet Nam, practicing international war and trauma reconciliation and healing.  His burning commitment is to bring the lessons of healing from severe trauma from the special audiences most directly impacted to the general public – all of us -- experiencing dimensions of global trauma on a daily basis today. 

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Honoring Our Returning Warriors

Dr. Edward Tick is the founding director of Soldier’s Heart veterans’ Safe Return Programs. A psychotherapist and a tireless advocate for war healing and peacemaking, Dr. Tick is the author of the award-winning book War and the Soul, and with Sounds True he has published a new book called Warrior’s Return: Restoring the Soul After War. In this episode, Ed speaks with Tami about how we can heal the broken social contract between warriors and civilians in the United States, the universal warrior archetype, what it means to mature into a spiritual warrior, and his advice for speaking to returning veterans in a way that supports and honors their service. (77 minutes)

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