In the past 12 years, the Forgotten Soldier Program has helped over 22,000 Veterans and their family members.
Empathetic Touch treats the whole person, relaxes the mind, helps heal the body, soothes the spirit and helps bring back the soul.
Medical research shows that therapies can be effective treatments for:
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Chronic Physical and Emotional Pain
Anxiety and Impairment
Military Sexual Trauma
Stress and more…
A noninvasive method of healing that was derived from an ancient laying on of hands technique. Empathetic Touch works with the energy field and the aura. The practitioner helps remove the blockages and re-balances the energy, helping the person come back into harmony and restored health.
Everyone’s life is full of experiences. Many of them create wonderful memories that bring a smile to our faces when we remember them. Some of our memories are dark and painful and make us cringe when they come to mind. And other memories are forgotten by our everyday minds only coming out when something hits that sensitive place in us there the memories are stored. Our memories are stored not just in our minds, but in our bodies. Some experts say that each cell in our body stores memories, each in its own way. When the impact of a life experience becomes buried within us, it may fester just like an untreated infection and may lead to illness in the body, mind or spirit.
Empathetic Touch was designed to go within and help with the “Discovery Process.” In the discovery process the individual person can start to regain a sense of himself or herself, in turn bringing about a better “Quality of Life.” This is done in creating a safe environment that brings trained practitioners together either in a group environment or one on one session. Empathetic Touch practitioners work with the body, the mind, and the human spirit. This goal of “Discovery” is working with what has happened to a person, not what is wrong with a person.
The Past Traumatic Stories are stored in the human being, in their bodies, minds and spirits. These events create blocks inside of us, which interrupt the normal flow and balance that is needed to have Quality of Life. When the negative imprints are allowed to stay within the body it can lead to illness. The process of Empathetic Touch allows blocks to be removed and strives to return the natural flow and rhythm back into the individual’s system so they can have a reconnection within themselves and in turn have a better relationship not only with themselves but their families, friends etc.
Empathetic Touch is focused on you, the individual. It is based on the expression of Empathetic concern for another person. Empathetic concern is an approach to another human being in which the practitioner focuses on the perceived needs of the other person and develops a feeling of compassion and caring on behalf of the well-being of another person. Empathetic concern requires having a positive and compassionate ongoing concern for the individual, creating a safe environment, listening with compassion and giving tools and education so the individual can move forward in his/her life on an ongoing basis. This approach allows the fragmented human spirit and soul come back together and be reintegrated promoting wholeness in the body, mind and spirit.
Empathetic Touch is a powerful and effective healing tool, which compliments whatever medical approaches are appropriate for the individual. It does not intend to replace regular medical care, which continues to be important.
Another way of thinking about Empathetic Touch is that it offers nutrition for the body, mind and spirit. It feeds those places within us that have been starved, in particular our emotions and spirits. The practitioners become an advocate for the individuals healing process, which creates a sense of Great Hope.
Empathetic Touch brings back wholeness to the physical body, mental body, emotional body and spiritual body.
Professionals trained in suicide prevention and Registered Trainers with LivingWorks are ready to carry out life-saving interventions for people at risk of suicide.We also offer a two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk. Workshop features:
- Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
- A scientifically proven intervention model
- Powerful audiovisual learning aids
- Group discussions
- Skills practice and development
- A balance of challenge and safety
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.
As a service member, you may encounter inner conflicts, ethical or moral challenges during deployments, special missions, or in the course of one’s duty. You may be required to act in ways that go against your moral beliefs or witness behaviors by others that make you feel uncomfortable. These experiences can lead to moral injury.
Health care professionals or chaplains can help you work through different strategies to counter the feelings of shame, guilt, or feelings of pain. These strategies might include:
- Processing the painful elements of the experience to discover its meaning, needs and motivations
Developing and reclaiming a sense of personal self-worth
- Understanding that even if a particular act is “bad” or “wrong,” it is still possible to move forward and create a life of value
- Reclaiming good parts of yourself and accepting what you did and what you saw without having it define you
- Creating different goals and ways to make amends can help you reconnect with your values and to feel connected with society
- Reaching out to family and friends for positive and healing relationships.
One of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the use of thin needles that are inserted in the body at very specific points that can bring balance back into the body. Acupuncture is believed to adjust and alter the body’s energy flow into healthier patterns, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions.
A form of touch therapy that utilizes the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Acupressure uses the same points on the body as used in acupuncture, but without the needles. Acupressure is used to relieve a variety of symptoms and pain and used to increase energy and feelings of well-being.
Holistic healing practice that uses very light touching to balance the craniosacral system in the body, which includes the bones, nerves, fluids and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area.
A form of therapy that uses simple hands on and visualization techniques with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person. Reiki helps alleviate problems of energy flow on the physical, emotional, and spiritual level.Massage – is the manipulating of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques to enhance function, aid in the healing process and promote relaxation and well-being.
Family systems therapy and family counseling, which is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development.
The process of gaining greater awareness of many physiological functions, primarily using instruments that provide information on the activity of those same systems with a goal of being able to manipulate them at will. Biofeedback is used to improve health, performance and the physiological changes which often occur in conjunction with changes to thoughts, emotions, and behavior.
The practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the Divine or learn to grow their own personal spirituality. Spiritual direction develops a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human.
A technique used by many natural or alternative medicine practitioners as well as some medical doctors and psychologists for aiding clients and patients to use mental imagery to help with anything from healing their bodies to solving problems or reducing stress.
A form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Proper Nutrition is the basis for optimum health and well being. Holistic nutrition is the modern natural approach to developing a healthy balanced diet while taking into account the person as whole. Modern medicine focuses on treating a symptom rather than the root cause. If a person is experiencing a symptom or chronic condition, the problem has most likely been developing for some time. The goal of holistic nutrition is to facilitate a health recovery plan as well as, build a strong foundation for long term optimum health.
A process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging a client to listen to their inner wisdom, identify their values, and transform their goals into action. Health coaching draws on the principles of positive psychology and the practices of motivational interviewing and goal setting.