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ONLINE: Charlie Pacello and Chuck Blocher: A Gathering of Warriors
Check out Charlie Pacello’s article, Broken Hearted Over Kabul: What Was It All For?
Warriors are sworn to preserve and protect. They run into danger, while others flee. They are best suited to respond in times of crisis because they have already served in the zones of hell, and their purpose is to serve and sacrifice for the good of others. At the same time, having been exposed to violent threats, they are vulnerable to increased trauma and breakdown.
We meet each month for a free Zoom session where we can learn from and support each other.
This month’s conversation is devoted to rituals.
Rituals are a way of making something invisible, visible and tangible. They’re important ways to stay connected with ourselves and with others. Join us for a discussion on the importance of ritual, ways that we can implement them in our lives to maintain a sense of community, as well as benefit our mental and spiritual health. As veterans and other trauma survivors, rituals can be a key element in our healing and post trauma growth.
If you have a ritual you would like to share with the community, please bring it!
Our guest speaker, Don McCasland, is a 20+ year veteran has developed his own ritual to guide him through his trauma. Therapy was helpful, but Don quickly realized that this alone would not help him deal with his experiences. Ritual helped him to connect with his inner strengths, to not only deal with past experiences, but to be able to face any challenges he might have in the future.