MINDFULNESS TRAINING FOR SERVING PERSONNEL IN BRITISH ARMED FORCES, THEIR COMMUNITY AND VETERANS.
Serving British Armed Forces
Jan Grigg and Elke Ambrose of Mindful Forces have been building links with our local Armed Forces Communities.
* In 2016 they ran a 7 week Mindfulness Course in Kinloss Royal Engineers Barracks in The Hive.
* Free taster session on Mindfulness in Kinloss.
A free taster session held in Kinloss saw 35 people from The Armed Forces Community enaging with Mindfulness teachers from NHS and Mindfulness 37. A powerpoint showed the principles of Mindfulness and after the teabreak everyone joined in with the Mindfulness practices. This was followed by an interesting Q and A.
* 2017 Invited to Kinloss Barracks to talk about Mindfulness to families and serving personnel.
* 2017 Cameron Barracks, Wimberley Way, invited to come and speak to Community Forum on the benefits of Mindfulness to Armed Forces personnel and families.
* 2017 RAF Lossiemouth, invited to come and take part in Wellness Day with RAF staff and community, racing awareness of Mental Health in Tri-services community
* Running Mindfulness courses in The Seaforth Club, Nairn to encourage more members of the Armed Forces Community to come and try Mindfulness for wellbeing.
Recent research has been carried out with US Marines which shows increased resilience in troops who trained pre-deployment and were tested when they returned from active service on tour. There was a significant increase in resilence (ability to 'bounce back') in the participants who regularly practices the Mindfulness Practices.
OFFERING ONE TO ONE MINDFULNESSSESSIONS
We are currently offering confidential one to one mindfulness training sessions in our warm, nurturing practice space in Nairn
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ARTICLES ON THE MILITARY AND MEDITATION:
Mindfulness Training is currently being researched in a number of contexts connected with the Military.
Mindfulness Meditation for PTSD, TBI, and Compassion Fatigue (Tracy Quantum’s New Book)
Mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy decreases PTSD symptom severity among Veterans
How to Improve Your Health with Mindfulness Meditation
Let Your Brain Relax: Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Some TBI Symptoms
Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Your Brain Handle Stress
Yoga gains support as a value-added treatment
Mindful Attention Increases and Mediates Psychological Outcomes
A Systematic Scoping Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Teach Yourself to Meditate Mindfully
Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-being
Meditation’s positive residual effects
Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety
Complimentary and alternative medicine for veterans and military personnel
Potential of Mindfulness in Treating Trauma Reactions
Yoga helps war Veterans get a handle on their PTSD
Mindfulness Meditation Could Help Stressed-Out Soldiers
War and Peace (of Mind): Mindfulness training for military could help them deal with stress
For Those With Traumatic Brain Injuries, Yoga Might Provide Some Benefit
Benefits of Mindfulness: Push-Ups for the Brain
Conscious Presence and Self Control as a Measure of Situational Awareness in Soldier- A Validation study
Soldiering On: New Methods for Battling PTSD
‘Mindfulness’ Therapy May Help Veterans with PTSD
Marine Expanding use of Meditation Training
Breathing exercises help veterans find peace after war, Stanford scholar says
Shaping Future Generations: Med Students Experience Mind-Body Therapies
Mindfulness and the Military: Does Self-Acceptance Help Veterans?
Meditation, stretching may ease PTSD symptoms
How Mindfulness Training Could Help People With PTSD Symptoms
Mindfulness Could Help Ease War- Related PTSD Symptoms, Study Finds
Mindfulness Therapy Can Aid Vets With PTSD
Meditation and Healing Combat Stress
Mindfulness and Mediation training could ease PTSD symptoms, researchers say
Reducing stress the military way?
“ALTERNATIVE” MEDICINE USE ON THE RISE IN MILITARY
A New Component of US Military Combat Preparedness Meditation
Meditation technique helps Veterans with PTSD
Meditation Training Shows Brain Effects Even Outside A Meditative Sate
Transcendental Meditation May Help Stressed Vets
New study shows PTSD Symptoms in Combat-Exposed Military Can be Reduced with Healing Touch and Guided Imagery
For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma
A State of Military Mind
Tracy Quantum Mindful Military Meditation
VA testing whether meditation can help treat PTSD
TBI Wounded Warrior Offers Healing Tips/Tracy Dyson (Health.mil/DOD)
PTSD? Try Meditation and Yoga
Meditation Heals Military Vets with PTSD
Inside the Pentagon’s Alt-Medicine Mecca, Where the Generals Meditate
‘Mindfulness’ Helps Soldiers Cope in Iraq
E. Raymond Rock, on Meditation and the Military – An Oxymoron? Or is Meditation Going Mainstream?
Harvard, Brigham Study: Yoga Eases Veterans PTSD Symptoms
Belleruth Naparstek on Can Meditation Bolster Mental Health in Soldiers and Veterans?
Troops use ‘Samurai’ Meditation to soothe PTSD
Veterans of the British Armed Forces
Veterans from our Armed Forces can face difficulty when they leave and integrate back into 'Civvy Street'. Jan Grigg is particularly interested to do Mindfulness Training with local and National Veterans Groups including Poppy Scotland and the Thistle Foundation.