Category: Let's Talk About It

November 9, 2017 Imperial County Veteran’s Service Organization - Roberto H. Avila Veteran Services Officer Imperial County Veteran Services Office

Veterans have a range of possible support needs, joins us as we speak to the local Veteran’s Service Officer about access, supports, and how Imperial County care for those who put their lives on the line for our safety and freedom.
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November  16, 2017 - Mindful Warrior Project: Bootcamp for Re-Entering Civilian Life - Gail Soffer Founder and Executive Director Mindful Warrior Project

Why Mindfulness for veterans? Mindfulness is an evidence-based life practice that has been proven in hundreds of research studies to have a positive impact in the following areas: quality of life (depression, stress & anxiety, performance, sleep disorders, or addiction, etc.) Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and suicide. These are areas that are of significant importance in the veteran community.
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November 23, 2017 - Serenity Park: Healing Veterans and Parrots - Dr. Lorin Lindner Founder The Association for Serenity Park Sanctuary (C.A.R.E.)

Serenity Park Sanctuary is an independent work therapy program for disabled, formerly homeless, veterans with combat-related trauma. The veterans work with similarly traumatized, rescued parrots who reside at a sanctuary. The unique relationship that develops is therapeutic for both and the veterans are allowed flexible schedules so they can continue physical and mental health appointments, as they work towards healing.
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November 30, 2017 - Our Healing Companions - Dr. Aubrey Fine Professor California State Polytechnic University (CALPoly)

Celebrate our kinship with animals of all species and how this bond makes many of our lives complete. Examine the mysteries of why we connect with companion animals, as well as their possible role in therapy settings. Aubrey Fine integrates scientific explanations with personal anecdotes and testimonials to shed light on this unique love and it’s happiness and healing potentials.
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