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  • Why We Don't Ride: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Military Veterans and Moral Injury

    by Eva J Usadi MA, BCD, and Rev MAJ Sean A Levine

    While programs using horses with war veterans proliferate few aim specifically at Moral Injury. Many believe that riding horses constitutes therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. While there ..

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  • Working with Horses on the Ground: Case Studies

    by Eva J Usadi, MA, BCD, and Rev MAJ Sean A Levine

    During our 7th Warrior Camp® program, we were in the arena with 3 horses and 7 military veterans. This was day 4 and they had each been in the arena for 3 hours every day already, in dif..

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  • Military Deployment

    by Beverly Ann Dexter, PhD, CDR USN (Ret)

    MILITARY DEPLOYMENT: "I know you didn't promise me a rose garden - but this just isn't fair!" 1. When they are deploying 2. How much news exposure is OK 3. Don't expect them to come back..

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  • AN OPEN LETTER TO FIRST RESPONDERS ON TRAUMA

    by Eva J. Usadi, MA, BCD

    The wound that time does not heal Although years have passed since 9/11, for many first responders the events of that day and the weeks and months that followed are not over. Many have not sou..

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  • How To Calm Anxiety By Breathing

    by Linda Tepper, LCSW

    During an emergency, our breathing rate and pattern change. Instead of breathing slowly from our lower lungs, we begin to breathe rapidly and shallowly from our upper lungs. If during this time we..

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  • What to Look for in a Counselor or Therapist

    by Eva J. Usadi, MA, BCD

    The most important thing to bear in mind when looking for a therapist is that you are a consumer, and, as such, have the right to shop around. Some questions to ask when you are given a name and p..

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  • What Trauma Therapy Should Look Like (How many tools are in your toolbox?)

    by Eva J. Usadi, MA, BCD

    Lots of guys have asked what trauma treatment is, and how it might be different than brief counseling or psychotherapy. As discussed in another article, brief counseling is often provided by couns..

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