Returning Home to Another War

Veterans and PTSD

by Rev. Kalawai’a Goo

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 20/05/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781452533162

About the Book

Returning Home to Another War, is an enlightening look at the impact combat has on the warriors’ psyche, his/her community, and offers coping options. Its goal is to reintroduce the warriors back into society to lead well balanced productive lives. The condition known as “insanity” during the American Civil War, is now known as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which leaves no physical trace yet is being call war’s signature injury. The book begins with an Old Testament account that demonstrate how long people have been exposed to this condition, regardless of what it was called through the eons. It moves forward to the 20th and 21st century and gives a rare glimpse into me mind of the modern warrior, looks at causes of the psychological trauma, warning signs, and the personal and social impact of the condition. It informs caregivers, love ones, employers, coworkers, family, friends, etc. on what to expect and offers options on how respond to the warriors in their life. Finally, the book offers numerous treatment options that range form modern pharmaceuticals to holistic traditional practices. Just like ice cream, hopefully there is a flavor that works for you.

About the Author

Kalawai’a Goo is a retired combat medic, co-founded road rage, and suffered from undiagnosed PTSD for over a decade. He spent many years gathering bits and pieces in the academic study of religion, spirituality, psychology, and the human condition, but never practiced any of the teaching in that time. After many years of gathering, he decided to sit and quietly meditate for one hour a day for 90 days to assemble all the pieces. The wisdom of the years began and continues to solidify beyond the 90 days. Profound understanding began to emerge and manifest into positive life changes. He holds a special place in his heart for veterans. He hopes this collection of wisdom helps to guide them onto the path of recovery, onto a well deserved good life, and inner peace. From one veteran to another, you are being asked to make the choice to recover and embrace the beauty that should be the rest of your life.