The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)
Community Support Network presents
TGIT—Thank Goodness It’s Thursday Meditation Hour
A last Thursday in the month hour long meditation by telephone
August 1, 2011 – Now every Thursday.
By Patty Sands, WTC Stratcom
Thank Goodness It’s Thursday Meditation Hour launched for AW2 spouses and caregivers on Thursday, May 26, at 1 p.m. EST. This teleconference meditation time, scheduled for the last Thursday of every month, is designed to help to relieve stress and assist caregivers and spouses in finding new coping skills. Robin Carnes, founder of AW2 Community Support Network Member Warriors at Ease will lead the meditation using iRest techniques—an easy to learn meditation technique. These easy-to-learn meditation techniques are taught by Carnes at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and have proven to be successful. For example, after using these techniques, her students report the ability to sleep more soundly, a decrease in pain, and a general increase in peace of mind in daily life.
Please pass the word on to any AW2 spouse or caregiver that could benefit from stress reduction. For more information or to reserve a spot, please email AW2communitysupportnetwork@conus.army.mil.
About The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2): AW2 is the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill, and injured soldiers, veterans, and their families, wherever they are located, regardless of military status. Warriors in Transition (WTs) who qualify for AW2 are assigned to the program as soon as possible after arriving at the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU). AW2 supports these soldiers and their families throughout their recovery and transition, even into veteran status. This program, through the local support of AW2 Advocates, strives to foster the WT’s independence.