PRLog - May 13, 2009 - MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. -- Morehead City, NC. Following the news of the stress-related shootings at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Yoga For You, a privately-owned yoga center in eastern North Carolina, today released plans for a special restorative program aimed specifically to relieve symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
On May 12 Congressmen Walter Jones (R-NC) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) introduced H.R. 1701: PTSD/TBI Guaranteed Review for Heroes Act. Responding to this bill, Yoga For You’s director, Linda McGregor says “We need to get the word out that we have an answer. We offer a unique integrative program that is proven to help people in serious stress. We’re pleased to offer a special program on June 13th, to benefit our recovering military servicemen and women.”
Cheryl LeClair is a Yoga for You instructor specially trained to use techniques, called iRest®, developed by Dr. Richard Miller, a noted clinical psychologist, author, and cofounder of the International Association of Yoga Therapy. These techniques are used successfully at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Veterans Administration hospitals in Miami and Washington, D.C., to treat those returning from deployments and suffering from PTSD. Results from preliminary clinical studies show iRest® is an effective adjunct to other treatments. At the June 13th event, LeClair will lead participants through a process designed to help people relax deeply and resolve symptoms, such as sleeplessness, anxiety, fear, depression, and chronic pain.
LeClair has seen firsthand the amazing results possible with iRest in her husband who is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and suffers from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD. She has also seen it in her students. Says LeClair, “I received a testimonial recently from the father of a young man who suffered from a life-threatening medical challenge. After just two sessions, the young man was able to manage his fears so that he could sleep. As a military wife, I know the powerful impact iRest could have with our wounded warriors. I am happy to offer this session that will benefit Hope for the Warriors™.”
The event is an iRest® Integrative Restorative Session scheduled for June 13th, 12:00-1:30 at Yoga For You, 2900 Arendell Street in Morehead City, NC. Healthy snacks will be provided. The session is free but attendees are asked to make a donation for the benefit of Hope for the Warriors™, a national organization that provides services for returning military. For more details, visit www.YogaForYouandMe.com or call 252-247-YOGA (9642). For more information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and iRest techniques, visit The National Center for PTSD http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/
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