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Pamequus
05-24-2014, 09:57 AM
Stories, and horses, help heal invisible wounds...

http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-myth-helps-veterans-battle-ptsd-153531485.html

A soldier returns home from battle but has brought the war with him. He stares off into the distance, unable to take joy in his family or friends, still hyperalert to threats he no longer faces. Unable to heal his invisible wound, he takes his own life. This isnít a tragic news story about a veteran coming back from Afghanistan with a case of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Itís a summary of the Greek play "Ajax," which is more than 2,000 years old.

Sun Tui
06-09-2014, 02:38 AM
Please do read 'War and the Soul' by Professor Tick.
Another transitions story of a soldier returning home is Odysseus - highlights the struggles and challenges many veterans face as they look to integrate their military experiences as a civilian.

Pamequus
06-12-2014, 10:41 AM
I think the principles apply. Stories reach into the person and allow 'travel' to the needed destination. Art can. Music can.

Thanks for the the Professor Tick resource, too!