Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mind fitness routines fight combat stress - Marine Corps News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Marine Corps Times

Mind fitness routines fight combat stress - Marine Corps News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Marine Corps Times

Yes! This is exactly what I do in my psychotherapy practice. The first step to managing and overcoming PTSD is to strengthen the mind. The mind is like a horse, you can master it and have it go in the direction you want it to, or it can run away with you. Mindfulness, relaxation exercises, focusing, and meditation are invaluable skills that anyone can learn. And like any skill, it takes regular practice! 5-10 minutes a day is a good place to start.

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