MilitaryConnection.com CEO Shares Info re:Scholarships Now Available to OEF/OIF Veterans to Learn Transcendental Meditation
Two years ago, Debbie Gregory, the CEO of MilitaryConnection.com, found herself somewhere she never imaged she would be: at the David Lynch Foundation, learning Transcendental Meditation (TM). After encouraging a number of veterans to go through the program, she thought she should learn to walk the walk so that she could talk the talk.
TM is becoming one of the best alternative treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress. Over half a million U.S. troops deployed since 2001 suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress, and yet, less than 20% will receive adequate care due to lack of effective treatments, fear of stigma or insufficient government resources. Left untreated, veterans are at an increased risk for self-destructive behavior, including alcohol/drug abuse, depression, anxiety and suicide.
Through a generous grant from the David Lynch Foundation, Veterans of OEF/OIF are now eligible to receive a full scholarship to learn the evidence-based TM technique. Veterans can learn this simple and powerful technique through a four-day course, consisting of a 90-minute class each day. The technique is practiced for 20 minutes, twice a day, sitting comfortably in a chair, and requires no change in beliefs or lifestyle. Training is available in San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC.
Ms. Gregory now knows, first hand, how valuable a tool TM is, and not just for veterans. “I liken TM to a ‘me time out.’ It helps me focus and concentrate,” Gregory said. She added, “Meditating helps me take a step back from my hectic schedule and set my priorities. TM is beneficial to anyone and everyone, and there are many, many successful people who practice the technique."
OEF/OIF veterans interested in securing a scholarship should contact Kathy Connor at Kathy(at)davidlynchfoundation(dot)org or call her at 212-644-9880 ext. 209
The funding for these scholarships is limited, so applications to take advantage of this special opportunity are extremely time sensitive.
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