Restoring the Warrior's Soul

An Essential Guide to Coming Home
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The “warrior soul” is that part of us that wishes to serve with honor for a moral cause. Yet many of our veterans have returned from wars with no clear purpose or terms of victory, only to find themselves strangers in their own homeland. With Restoring the Warrior’s Soul, Dr. Edward Tick offers an audio program filled with practical guidance for veterans as well as their families and caregivers—so our warriors can heal from battlefield wounds and find honorable service in civilian life.

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As veterans from a new generation come back from overseas, our culture's lack of resources for returning warriors has become a greater problem than ever. "Lifelong suffering after war is not inevitable," says Dr. Edward Tick. "But in our culture, we have unwittingly forced our veterans to carry the moral and social of burdens of warfare alone." On Restoring the Warrior's Soul, Dr. Tick offers tools for healing and guidance to help veterans cope with the life-changing effects of combat and find a new sense of peace and purpose.

Practical Wisdom for Healing the Wounds of War

What we call PTSD is just the latest name for a phenomenon warriors have dealt with since the dawn of time. Dr. Tick explores both the visible and invisible wounding of war, then draws upon both ancient and modern sources to show us a path for transformation, wholeness, and wisdom. In these six audio sessions, he outlines a road map for the returning warrior to find a new and honorable role in society, and carry forth their service into civilian life.

The warrior's journey touches us all, from those who serve to their families, neighbors, caregivers, and coworkers. "In a healthy society," say Dr. Tick, "each of us must understand our own role in the sacred contract between warriors and the culture they protect." With Restoring the Warrior's Soul, Dr. Tick provides invaluable guidance to everyone touched by war so we can create a culture that values our returning warriors with respect, dignity, and love.

Highlights include:

  • Why PTSD does not have to be a life-long disabling wound
  • The Soldier's Heart, embracing the grief and heartbreak of war as proof of our fundamental humanity
  • The spirituality of the warrior, how experience on the battlefield shapes our relationship with the divine
  • Inspirational examples of healthy warrior-civilian relationships from indigenous cultures
  • The warrior's story, how to create a welcoming environment for veterans to share their experiences and wisdom
  • How post-traumatic stress can be a portal to growth
  • Essential steps for healing the disturbed relationship between our society and our warriors
  • Effective catharsis, guidance for cleansing the warrior's psyche and soul
  • The power of giving and receiving forgiveness from comrades, enemies, and the warrior's home culture
  • The archetypal vision of the complete warrior's life path
  • Using the creative arts to express the truth of the warrior
  • More than seven hours of historical perspectives, inspirational stories, and prayers, as well as practical guidance on the unique journey of the warrior from renowned scholar Dr. Edward Tick
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Contents 6 CDs (5 hours, 46 minutes) Audio Download (5 hours, 46 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, ZIP, PDF
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Product Code AF04823D AF04823W
ISBN Number 978-1-62203-733-9 978-1-62203-734-6
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Edward Tick

About Edward Tick

Edward Tick, PhD is a transformational healer, psychotherapist, writer, educator and poet who has been working to heal the invisible wounds of violent trauma for over forty years.  He is honored for his groundbreaking work in the spiritual, holistic, and community-based healing of veterans and other survivors of severe violence who suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and moral injury. He cofounded the nonprofit Soldier’s Heart, Inc. with his partner Kate Dahlstedt and serves as its director from national offices in Troy, New York.  He is the author of Sacred Mountain, The Practice of Dream Healing, The Golden Tortoise, Wild Beasts and Wandering Souls, The Bull Awakening and the award-winning War and the Soul.  His two most recent publications are Warrior’s Return and the audio set Restoring the Warrior’s Soul, both from Sounds True.
 
Dr. Tick is an internationally recognized educator and expert on the military, veterans, PTSD, Viet Nam, and the psychology, spirituality and history of warrior traditions, global trauma and military-related issues. He has conducted trainings, retreats, and workshops across the country and overseas. He has trained staff, taught and worked with wounded warriors at many major Department of Defense and Veteran facilities and colleges, universities, hospitals, health care and community centers across the country and overseas. Department of Defense and Veterans Administration facilities use his pioneering work and he has served as the US Army’s PTSD Expert Trainer and Air Guard’s expert trainer in Moral Injury.  Since 2000 he has led annual journeys to Viet Nam, practicing international war and trauma reconciliation and healing.  His burning commitment is to bring the lessons of healing from severe trauma from the special audiences most directly impacted to the general public – all of us -- experiencing dimensions of global trauma on a daily basis today.