“If veterans can achieve awareness, transformation, understanding and peace, they can share with the rest of society the realities of war. And they can teach us how to make peace with ourselves and each other, so we never have to use violence to resolve conflicts again.”
~ Thich Nhat Hahn
Resources for Warriors at Ease Teachers
We care about our Warriors at Ease teachers and their students. We work to provide teachers continued support during and after their training with us. Here are some resources many have found supportive in the pursuit of sharing yoga and meditation with military and veteran communities in various settings.
Molly Birkhom, Warriors at Ease co-founder & faculty member, discusses how to create a “safe container” for a yoga and meditation class.
Robin Carnes, Warriors at Ease co-founder & faculty member, discusses how to handle abreactions in a yoga or meditation class.
Swami Kashi, a former Israeli commando, discusses modern applications of the ancient wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita for military veterans.
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In 2010, iRest was officially endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). It is currently being used to support active duty, veterans and families in over 50 Veterans Administration hospitals and military bases/hospitals across the United States.
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More Resources for You & Your Students
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Military Culture Courses
Working with Someone in Crisis?
The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The Recovery Village is spread across the country and is dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery. Because of the high rist of addiction and mental health issues faced by veterans, access to quality resources to guide treatment is crucial. Reach out to the Recovery Village at 855-771-7417.
Are You A Caregiver?
The VA’s Caregiver Support Line assistance is just a quick phone call away. Whether you’re in need of immediate assistance of have questions about what services you may be eligible for, the caring licensed social workers who answer the phone can provide you with information about assistance available through the VA, help you access services, connect you with a Caregiver Support Coordinator at a VA medical center near you and/or just listen. Call 1-855-260-3274 to get started today.