Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder increasingly afflicts veterans of modern warfare. The RAND Corporation has reported that it affects almost 20 percent of military service members who have returned from Iraq or Afghanistan. Tragically, PTSD impacts all aspects of life. Some vets can’t hold jobs or sustain relationships. Others have recurrent nightmares or won’t leave home. To begin healing, says Edward Tick, we must see PTSD as a disorder of identity itself. War’s violence can cause the very soul to flee and be lost for life.
Drawing on history and mythology, Dr. Tick reveals the universal dimensions of veterans’ soul wounding. He uses methods from ancient Greek, Native American, Vietnamese, and other traditions to restore the soul so that the veteran can, at last, truly return home.
Ed Tick, Ph.D., clinical psychotherapist, is honored for his groundbreaking work in the spiritual, holistic, and community-based healing of veterans and other survivors of severe violence who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He has worked with wounded warriors at major US Department of Defense and Veteran Administration facilities and at universities and hospitals around the world.