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Veteran Groups: Training for Life

Returning home after military service can be challenging. It can be complicated for your family and friends to understand your experiences and how it has impacted you.

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Veterans sometimes need a different kind of support.

Connecting with others who have had similar  experiences can be helpful. Your group  facilitator will teach skills for managing  symptoms.

Approximately 500,000 troops  involved in the wars in Iraq and  Afghanistan over the past 13  years have a diagnosis of PTSD.

Trauma-Recovery Training 

In veteran trauma recovery groups, you can talk about your experiences and the way it affects your daily life. You may find that others in the group are going through similar challenges. 

Being able to talk openly about it in a confidential place is often helpful. Your group guide will teach skills for managing symptoms like flashbacks, intrusive thoughts and overwhelming stress. 

How Trauma Can Impact Soldiers 

– Sleeping issues, hypersomnia/ nightmares 

– Increased startle response 

– Avoidance of specific environments/people 

– Memory recollection issues 

– Anger Management/Irritability 

– Triggered responses 

Learning to deal with these symptoms can put you back in charge of your life. Trauma recovery groups that are run by trained trauma specialists are useful in helping soldiers regain control and manage the symptoms of trauma in daily life. 


What to Expect in Trauma Recovery Training 

Your trauma recovery will be tailored to meet your specific needs. You and your treatment provider will explore some of the goals you have relating to trauma and recovery, which may include reducing intrusive memories, learning strategies to get through difficult moments, increasing social interactions, or any specific goals that apply to you. You will create a plan to support your journey in trauma recovery. 

Interventions for Trauma Recovery 

Training for trauma recovery can include a variety of formats. As you explore your needs with your trainer, you may find that some of the following methods can help:

  • Relaxation training
  • Imaginal exposure
  • In vivo exposure
  • Anger management
  • Identifying individual triggers
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Problem-solving
  • Life review
  • Activity scheduling/reward planning


Develop and Implement a Strategy 

You and your trainer will be able to create a plan of action that is detailed and specific to your needs for trauma training and recovery. Part of that plan of action will be an assessment to determine your needs, strengths and developmental history. 

As you progress through the designated weeks of training and follow the protocol you and your trainer established, you may be asked to track your responses to the work, practice new skills and identify thoughts as they arise. 

Your trainer will assign practice tasks for you to complete and this will help you reach your goals. 

Trauma Recovery Training can change your life, reach out today! 

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