Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Resolution: a new charity to treat veterans with PTSD

Resolution, a new charity offering alternative treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, primarily for those who have served in the British Armed Forces, has just been launched in the UK. The treatment offered is the product of a project, carried out in conjunction with The Falklands Veterans Foundation, which is claimed has "helped many veterans recover from their PTSD after 25 years of nightmares". Using relaxation and visualisation techniques, therapists lead patients back through the events which led to their traumatic memories and encourages them to think of these events in a calmer, less emotional way. The therapy will be available to all ex-service personnel irrespective of how long they served and how long ago the traumatic events occurred.
Resolution says that it is not in competition with Combat Stress which focuses on longer-term support and provides residential facilities.