Monthly Archives: July 2013

CONTROL: YES, YOU REALLY CAN BE THE HEAD OF YOUR CARE TEAM

YOU Can Be The Head Of Your Care Team: You psychiatrist or other medical/psychological provider has critical skills to offer you. That does not mean that you have to simply give up control of your life in order for them to help you. In reality, it should be exactly the opposite. The more involved you […]

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COMMAND: RECOVERY MEANS BEING A LEADER TO YOURSELF

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  Whether they’ve returned from OIF, OEF, OND… or from wars fought long ago, many men and women struggling with PTSD forget  they can STILL be the leaders they were trained to me.  To be a leader doesn’t require a squad, a batallion or a brigade. It doesn’t require that you be marching on a […]

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COMMUNICATION: THE MOST CRITICAL INFO YOUR CAREPROVIDER NEEDS TO TREAT YOUR PTSD

  “Garbage in… garbage out.” It’s really that simple.  The quality of care you receive for your PTSD is a function of just how willing and able your care provider is to take information that is specific to you and “plug it in” to your care plan for therapy and medication.  Informational garbage IN results in garbage treatment OUT. […]

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COLLABORATION: PRIMARY CARE, YOUR UNSEEN ALLY IN PTSD MANAGEMENT

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If you think that the only method of care available for PTSD is a full blown visit to Psychiatry, you would be mistaken ! Those  SFI WEB PORTAL visitors who have received live SFI training already know that PTSD is a “hybrid” type of condition: Although it has emotional and psychological effects, it has actual […]

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THANKING FT. BELVOIR FOR ITS GENEROUS SUPPORT

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  Sincere thanks is extended by the Directors, Web Designer, and staff of the Spiritual Fitness Initiative to the Post Chaplaincy of Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, and the Ft. Belvoir Chapel Community, for its generous gift of underwriting in 2013-2014.  Through their support, the opening and operation of the SFI Web Portal was made possible.  With this […]

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CONTROL: GETTING A HANDLE ON PTSD SYMPTOMS, WITH TOOLS NATURE INTENDED

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    PTSD:  IT’S NOT “ALL IN YOUR HEAD”… IT’S IN YOUR BODY,  AND IT’S FOR REAL.   If you have been to a live SFI training, you’ve already been told some important truths about PTSD.  The first and most important of these is that PTSD is not, at its root, a disorder of “behavior”, as many […]

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COMMAND: GETTING ANSWERS STARTS WITH THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, WHEN STARTING FROM SCRATCH TO MANAGE PTSD

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War is hell… there is no doubt about it.  But I’d be rich if I had a $5.00 bill for every warrior who has told me that coming home was harder… or for every spouse who swore that the one who returned wasn’t the same one who deployed, but  just someone “masquerading” in the same […]

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COMMAND: STARTING FROM SCRATCH TO MANAGE PTSD

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You KNOW the drill… You know it because it goes on and on, and never seems to change (with the possible exception of getting worse.)  You awaken to a day in which you must function alongside the rest of the world.  The difference is that they sleep… you don’t.  At least not until just before […]

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