This page started as an unlisted tab. It was intended for "private" access and not accessible for search engines. It is for Academy leadership and others who may gain from the information that I share here now that I have reclaimed my public status as a former officer in the armed forces of the United States. I am now officially a member of Military Officers Association of America (www.MOAA.org).
USAF Academy Chaplains were to be addressed by USAF Chief of Chaplains -- February 23, 2016, the National Day of Prayer. (Click to view full size poster) The event at the Academy includes Ministry Fair prior to the 11:30 event. I am considering mailing a physical poster that could be displayed that includes my story and a link to this page on my DCNN.pro site
Most recent service begun: DC Advocacy Partners.
I have been accepted into their nine-month program for advocacy training to help people with disabilities, -- www.DCPartners.iel.org.
Below that is the video of me [Burton Goldberg's picture is there because his assistance helped me put on an event in 1989] speaking as spokesperson for Routefinders presentng Wisdom Day 2016 as a way to celebrate mental health and things that we can do as individuals and as consumers of health services by western and Complementary and Alternative Medicine specialists.
My claim of allegiance is to the nation, not to one branch of service at this time. Because I had intimately risked my life during the Vietnam War while undergoing leadership training and practice while a Cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy -- with U.S. Army, Navy SEALS and Air Force Prisoner-of-War realistic experience. I have stated that "I'm one third Army, one third Navy, one third Air Force and All Human." I don't buy into dismissive inter-service rivalry or disrespect.
I offer Coherence Therapy-informed listening as well as No-Secrets-Revealed Psychotherapy sessions and body psychotherapy services.
I've taken training from Peter Levine who is now behind the Somatic Experiencing trainings for bodyworkers, acupuncturists and others.
Expanded Veterans Project flyer from 2014: Click here, PDF
This next is a trial run of wintertime thoughts of mountain climbing and outdoor adventures
[Below: Expanded excerpts from the page Veterans and Pepper's Corner]
Whenever possible I want my services for Combat and War-Exposed Veteras to be pro bono.] This page is being added to give honor to "Pepper" who has been acting in the role of Executive Staff Coordinator during the forming of the Routefinders endeavor. I am looking forward to her placing some information on this page. See the Routefinders tab on the Menu. [To the right: Here I am at Memorial Day 2014 on the DC Mall with my father's Boy Scout walking staff near the many monuments to those who served in uniform.]
Note: Dr. Van Der Kolk emphasizes that trauma treatment benefits women and children too.
In interviews he said that for every one veteran, there are nine women who have been traumatized and that the treatments that work for military veterans also can be part of the help that benefits women and children.
1. Interview by David Van Nuys, Ph.D., on ShrinkRapRadio.com | 2. Interview by Krista Tippett on OnBeing.org.
Below are some video images taken during the Concert for Valor honoring veterans of all eras. We saw active military and veterans and families. It was not all smiles. The helicopter overhead in this instance was a sign of friendly presence, much different than some veterans used to associate with the sound. Concert for Valor site.
Routefinders has contacted the Washington National Cathedral [site] because they invite and welcome people of "all faiths and none" to walk their intricate grounds and hallways because the Cathedral has recently been declared the nation's home for spiritual support.
I'm a veteran and I am in support of all veterans and their families, as well as their communities. Additions are planned for this page. [See also my republished teaching blog: Flickerbacks for Veterans of All Kinds.]
Gold Star Wives national organization.
Our Nation Is Still At War -- I found motivation in this now-classic film.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. With Russell Crowe and Ralph Bellamy.
Treating veterans is an important challenge after they are welcomed home.
New: For the entire family -- Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) sound and movement therapy system, iLs Home Rental Program. This is now known to give positive results for trauma rehab as well as general boost for test-taking, memory, coordination. See my clinical site's Integrative Listening Systems page for more information. Here is the link to the latest flyer on economic access to this equipment which can be used by the whole family: iLs Home Rental Program [PDF]
Addition: If your Circle of Care includes only professionals who practice with the model known as "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" (CBT),please read the following items then visit Coherence Therapy Institute.
CBT is designed to meet very basic, "grunt-level" tasks of "getting the job done." My intent is for you to eventually take command of your own life and exercise your inner "Dynamis" or Creative aspect. CBT's historical usefulness is respected but is not included in the approaches that I and others in the Coherence Therapy network recommend.
For more, consult the Coherence Psychology Institute (www.CoherenceTherapy.org).
On my clinical site, read about Coherence Therapy and options for "building a better brain": link to page.
Here is the link to an interview by psychologist David Van Nuys, of CT co-developer Bruce Ecker --
Interview by psychologist and educator David Van Nuys, Ph.D. about recent "Developments in Neuropsychotherapy", with Dr. Laurence Heller.[link to interview page]. That podcast (ShrinkRapRadio.com) includes the reading of my "letter to the editor" about my support of his new position as official broadcaster on Armed Forces Radio Network.
Recently participated in a workshop titled, Healing the Wounds of War. [site:TraumaHealing.com]
Download transcript of full interview at NICABM - pdf
Next is this link to a longer interview by psychologist David Van Nuys, Ph.D. with Stephen Porges, Ph.D.
[Click here to go to page to hear/download MP3 interview]