[Edward Tick] Warriors Return [10th century Book] TXT – TXT and Kindle

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Ffers this book as a valuable resource to help families caregivers and returning veterans understand and cope with the life changing effects of combat includingRe examining PTSD why we must expand our understanding of the full psychological and spiritual impact of war’s invisible woundsArchetype of the warrior service in combat as a “journey to the underworld” and why the return home is the most crucial stageThe warrior’s path timeless wisdom from tradition classical philosophy great leaders and religious and mythological sourcesHow cultures around the world have welcomed home their returning warriors for centuries and what we can learn from themThe warrior’s initiation how the old self dies on the battlefield and a new mature self evolves in its placeRestoration methods for overcoming disillusionment and soul fatigue to restore the warrior’s sense of pur A Vietnam veteran urged me several times to read Warrior s Return by Edward Tick a psychotherapist based in New York state who has worked with vets from several wars since the 1970s As America s longest war grinds on I m glad I followed the advice of the vet who says Tick can help the rest of us understand what a tiny minority of our fellow citizens have taken on by going to warTick writes with an academic s thoroughness and grasp of history with a humanitarian s warmth and with great admiration for former warriors In 2006 he and his wife and fellow therapist Kate Dahlstedt founded the nonprofit Soldier s Heart in Troy New York Their organization offers therapeutic retreats and pilgrimages and guides meditation and other spiritual practices It also connects community groups that reach out to veterans In November he will Soldier s Heart s 17th annual visit to Vietnam He calls the trips during which US Vietnam vets meet their Vietnamese counterparts as well as Vietnamese civilians healing journeysTick has contemplated what must be done to heal the rift in the United States between civilians and veterans He urges civilians to emulate the commitment to service he has seen in veterans and express it by listening without judgment to their stories and recognizing they have sacrificed for society Most importantly Tick writes Americans must acknowledge veterans need to continue to contribute Tick is concerned at what he sees as an increasing divide between those who fought and those who stayed home Healing will reuire empathy across racial ethnic and economic lines Tick laments that less than 1 percent of eligible people serve the country has become dependent on a volunteer force in which poor disadvantaged disenfranchised and unemployed recruits crowd the ranks All are one within the military but many are the hurting among them and few are the Americans who join or serve them What are warriors asking from their communities and society Tick writes To be seen as they are for who they are for what they gave for their struggles now and to be loved and honored for their unchanging essence of devotion and sacrifice

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Pose motivation and connectionComing home specific steps for reintegrating our warriors back into our families and communities Honor how a warrior can retain personal integrity and self respect even when they have participated in a war they don’t believe inForgiveness reconciliation and atonement ways for warriors to close the circle and begin healing what was destroyed“This is not a hopeless situation” states Dr Tick “Lifelong suffering after war is not inevitable if we understand war’s impact on the heart and soul both for ourselves and our culture” For veterans and those who wish to support them Warrior’s Return offers step by step guidance for initiating our transformed warriors into valued members of our community with an essential map for the hero’s journey home A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Soldier’s Heart Visit soldiersheartne I thought it was well written concise and filled with vivid description However I don t agree with some of his points and ideasthoughts though I do like how thought provoking they were He is right in one aspect veterans and those fighting for our country are not treated how they should be especially by the citizens We live in a bubble and it s no surprise most do not know how to talk with those with PTSD or any kind really I would recommend this book but read it with a grain of salt especially when it come to all of his statistics

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War touches us all leaving visible and invisible wounds on the warriors who fight disrupting their families and communities and leaving lasting imprints on our national psyche In spite of billions spent on psychological care and reintegration programs we face an epidemic of combat related conditions such as PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder With Warrior’s Return Dr Edward Tick presents a powerful case for changing the way we welcome our veterans back from service a vision and a path for transforming the wounds of war into sources of wisdom honor and growthAfter than 35 years of working with veterans Dr Tick has learned that our conventional ways of addressing the trauma and woundings of war fall far short usually focusing only on symptoms and temporary relief Drawing on lessons from cross cultural wisdom mythical archetypes and proven methods from psychology he o That war wounds the human soul has been understood for millennia There are references in classical Greek literature the Bible and any other number of sources across many cultures Once this understanding meant that societies evolved traditions and ceremony to help those who served reintegrate into normal everyday life The evolution of reductionist thinking in the west that saw the medicalization of expressions of the human should under the label of psychologypsychiatry coincided with the industrialization of slaughter first during the American Civil War closely followed by World War 1 This need to cut dissect categorize catalogue define etc all those responses so beloved by the scientific method removed any sense of the soul wound that has always been at the centre of frontline combat experience The result has been the complete failure of society as a whole to take responsibility for its part in war making and the cost to those who have served and those who love them It has been easier to lay that responsibility off onto the mental health industry and with a Thank you for your service from those who have sat at home to wash their hands of the whole mess Pilate like relieved of any further need to be concerned The mental health industry the helpers approaching the issue form a medical point of view have simply succeeded in pathologizing suffering and treating those who have served the higher purpose on their behalf as victims instituting learned helplessness in the place of resilience competence courage and honor The whole mess now thrives on a perceived wisdom that these returned warriors are sick beyond help open only to management by those same mental health professionals with medication and failed therapiesTick has lifted the veil at least and changed the emphasis The answer is here referring back to the traditions of our ancestors rather than the idiocy of doing the same things that have been done for a century and expecting a different result The tragedy is the damage that is still being done in the name of treatment completely ineffective at best and totally destructive at worst no matter how well intended For the sake of the thousands now emerging from the debacles of Ira Afghanistan and so many other lesser follies wake up Let us not have this generation of veterans follow the same desolate path that we as veterans of Vietnam have been flogged along


8 thoughts on “Warriors Return

  1. says:

    Must read for anyone working with looking to support or just interested in the impact of war on vets I was gratified to s

  2. says:

    That war wounds the human soul has been understood for millennia There are references in classical Greek literature the Bible and any other number of sources across many cultures Once this understanding meant that societies evolved traditions and ceremony to help those who served reintegrate into normal everyday life The e

  3. says:

    This book completely changed how I view veterans and soldiers in a good way I fell into the trap described in this book in which I don't support the wars our country is fighting and instead of blaming the people who create the wars I also blame the vets and soldiers themselves which is a wrong headed way to view it I now see it for how it is The soldiers fight the battles that's it They don't get to choose the

  4. says:

    A Vietnam veteran urged me several times to read “Warrior’s Return” by Edward Tick a psychotherapist based in New York state who

  5. says:

    I thought it was well written concise and filled with vivid description However I don’t agree with some of his points and ideasthoughts tho

  6. says:

    This book was so on point I lov

  7. says:

    Tick share's thoughtful and thought provoking ideas but I wished the book had been better organized We seem to cover the same ideas over and ove

  8. says:

    This book is a waste of time It should give me a star for reading it Basically it is a 300 page advertisement for