Date(s) - February 17, 2017 - February 20, 2017
Edward Tick, Ph.D., is executive director of Soldier’s Heart, a non-profit veterans’ healing initiative. He was the U.S. Army’s Expert Trainer in PTSD in 2012, training over 2,000 military chaplains in the holistic and spiritual response to war trauma. Ed has trained staff and conducted retreats at West Point; Walter Reed Medical Center; Forts Bragg, Hood, and Knox; Altus Air Force Base; and VA hospitals across the country. He has written the groundbreaking book War and the Soul: Healing Our Nation’s Veterans from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the recently published Warrior’s Return: Restoring the Soul after War.
Kate Dahlstedt, M.A., co-founded Soldier’s Heart and co-created the Soldier’s Heart Model with Ed. She currently directs the Soldier’s Heart Women and War project, focusing on working with women troops and veterans and connecting women military’s family members from around the country for support by sharing the effect of war on their lives. She designs and co-leads with Ed intensive war-healing retreats and healing journeys to Vietnam and Greece and consults and trains on the topic of veterans’ emotional and spiritual concerns.
Rev. Sarah Lammert is the Director of Ministries and Faith Development and Ecclesiastical Endorser of the Unitarian Universalist Association. She graduated from Brown University (BA) and Starr King School for the Ministry (MDIV) and was ordained in 1993. She served parishes in California, Utah, and New Jersey before taking on her current role at the UU denominational headquarters in Boston. She is the Chair-Elect of the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF).
Edward Tick, Kate Dahlstedt & Sarah Lammert
Learn effective ways of helping returning veterans understand and cope with the life-changing effects of combat, and receive step-by-step guidance for initiating them as valued members of our community.
As a chaplain or member of clergy who works with veterans, or as a professional care provider who provides counseling services for them, you’re confronting a crisis. America faces an epidemic of service-related invisible wounds such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and Moral Injury, but conventional ways of addressing the trauma and wounds of war often focus on symptoms and temporary relief. Join Ed, Kate, and Sarah, who together have eight decades of experience working with veterans, to learn powerful and proven alternatives that change the way we welcome our veterans back from service, transforming wounds of war into sources of wisdom, honor, and growth. Drawing on cross-cultural wisdom, mythical archetypes, religious and spiritual teachings, and psychology, you’ll discover how cultures throughout history have taught a warrior spirituality that guides and supports the warrior throughout the life cycle and without traumatic collapse. Family members, friends, and concerned citizens also are welcome.
This program lasts an extra day and costs an additional $160, which is included in the program fees below.
Everyone will receive CEUs for this program, which are good for 10 years. We need to submit applications for everyone, whether you wish to receive CEUs or not. In the Comments box below, please include your professional title and license number.
Also in the Comments box below, please include your answers to the following questions:
Are you a veteran? If so, combat or non-combat?
If non-combat, did you experience exposure to wartime trauma (ex: mortuary, funeral, weapons duty)?
When and where did you serve?
Are you family of a veteran?
Have you read War and the Soul by Dr. Edward Tick, Ph.D?
Do you need special accommodations for disabilities?
Registration are closed for this event.