Anytime meditation is in the news I get excited. When this article came out saying meditation may help veterans with PTSD I got extra excited. We all know how heartbreaking it is for our veterans to be dealing with PTSD along with all of the other challenges they face. The VA has been using yoga and meditation for a while now and it's great to see it picking up momentum.
When I explain yoga and meditation to business people I explain it to them in terms of a cost-value analysis. Meditation is free, it's available everywhere, and there is an endless supply of it. The benefits of meditation may include improved focus, concentration, mood, memory, control over emotions etc. It doesn't cost anything, is easy to learn and has a lot of benefits. When I put it to them like that, most business people jump at the opportunity to integrate meditation into their organizations.
The government seems slower to adopt mindfulness practices but it is happening to some degree. I wish it were happening faster but it is what is. The good news is you don't need the VA to implement a program you can practice meditation with a teacher of your choice.
Any vets interested in learning yoga and meditation feel free to reach out and I will take you step by step through the process of getting started.