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This group is for Iraq and Afghan veterans who are reintegrating into civilian life. This is a place to begin to be heard and to explore all that you experienced during your time in the military that may have been too painful and/or overwhelming to experience at that time. This group is committed to unconditional allowance of whatever you are carrying with no judgment on any level.

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A safe place to be in community as veterans of our military services.

• What we'll do When I finished my military service in 1973 I initially put my whole military experience far far away from where I needed to be as I made my way back into civilian life. What I discovered was I did not really fit into the middle class college grad track that society had laid out for me. I spent the next five years working as a house painter to help my body/mind/spirit heal from what I needed to deal with. I knew the the choices before me were 1) end it all now or 2) deal with my experience. I chose the latter. It was a good 13 years before I watched any movie made about the Vietnam war. I had buried my military experience so deeply. Watching Apacolypse Now triggered so much for me that it justified all the work that I had been doing on my own in the alternative health community. I bring this experience and wisdom to this group to contribute to the lives of other vets who choose not to go it alone. Military Service, like all personal experience adds to and forms us in ways that either expand our sense of self and creativity or not. This meet up is designed as a safe place for men and women to come together as community to explore how to hold our military experiences. For some this will be spiritual (non religious) and for others mental or emotional or all three. What happens here stays here . We can also have a lot of fun and excitement about the magic of integrating. • What to bring Please bring a water bottle for hydration, wear comfortable casual clothing and do not wear cologne or essential oils. An open heart is welcome though not required. • Important to know Every one gets to be heard. No crosstalk. When one man speaks everyone else listens. The facilitator reserves the right to interrupt anyone not agreeing to these rules and if necessary ask a man or woman to leave if he cannot abide by the rules of the group.

A safe place to be in community as veterans of our military services.

• What we'll do When I finished my military service in 1973 I initially put my whole military experience far far away from where I needed to be as I made my way back into civilian life. What I discovered was I did not really fit into the middle class college grad track that society had laid out for me. I spent the next five years working as a house painter to help my body/mind/spirit heal from what I needed to deal with. I knew the the choices before me were 1) end it all now or 2) deal with my experience. I chose the latter. It was a good 13 years before I watched any movie made about the Vietnam war. I had buried my military experience so deeply. Watching Apacolypse Now triggered so much for me that it justified all the work that I had been doing on my own in the alternative health community. I bring this experience and wisdom to this group to contribute to the lives of other vets who choose not to go it alone. Military Service, like all personal experience adds to and forms us in ways that either expand our sense of self and creativity or not. This meet up is designed as a safe place for men and women to come together as community to explore how to hold our military experiences. For some this will be spiritual (non religious) and for others mental or emotional or all three. What happens here stays here . We can also have a lot of fun and excitement about the magic of integrating. • What to bring Please bring a water bottle for hydration, wear comfortable casual clothing and do not wear cologne or essential oils. An open heart is welcome though not required. • Important to know Every one gets to be heard. No crosstalk. When one man speaks everyone else listens. The facilitator reserves the right to interrupt anyone not agreeing to these rules and if necessary ask a man or woman to leave if he cannot abide by the rules of the group.

A safe place to be in community as veterans of our military services.

• What we'll do When I finished my military service in 1973 I initially put my whole military experience far far away from where I needed to be as I made my way back into civilian life. What I discovered was I did not really fit into the middle class college grad track that society had laid out for me. I spent the next five years working as a house painter to help my body/mind/spirit heal from what I needed to deal with. I knew the the choices before me were 1) end it all now or 2) deal with my experience. I chose the latter. It was a good 13 years before I watched any movie made about the Vietnam war. I had buried my military experience so deeply. Watching Apacolypse Now triggered so much for me that it justified all the work that I had been doing on my own in the alternative health community. I bring this experience and wisdom to this group to contribute to the lives of other vets who choose not to go it alone. Military Service, like all personal experience adds to and forms us in ways that either expand our sense of self and creativity or not. This meet up is designed as a safe place for men and women to come together as community to explore how to hold our military experiences. For some this will be spiritual (non religious) and for others mental or emotional or all three. What happens here stays here . We can also have a lot of fun and excitement about the magic of integrating. • What to bring Please bring a water bottle for hydration, wear comfortable casual clothing and do not wear cologne or essential oils. An open heart is welcome though not required. • Important to know Every one gets to be heard. No crosstalk. When one man speaks everyone else listens. The facilitator reserves the right to interrupt anyone not agreeing to these rules and if necessary ask a man or woman to leave if he cannot abide by the rules of the group.

A safe place to be in community as veterans of our military services.

• What we'll do When I finished my military service in 1973 I initially put my whole military experience far far away from where I needed to be as I made my way back into civilian life. What I discovered was I did not really fit into the middle class college grad track that society had laid out for me. I spent the next five years working as a house painter to help my body/mind/spirit heal from what I needed to deal with. I knew the the choices before me were 1) end it all now or 2) deal with my experience. I chose the latter. It was a good 13 years before I watched any movie made about the Vietnam war. I had buried my military experience so deeply. Watching Apacolypse Now triggered so much for me that it justified all the work that I had been doing on my own in the alternative health community. I bring this experience and wisdom to this group to contribute to the lives of other vets who choose not to go it alone. Military Service, like all personal experience adds to and forms us in ways that either expand our sense of self and creativity or not. This meet up is designed as a safe place for men and women to come together as community to explore how to hold our military experiences. For some this will be spiritual (non religious) and for others mental or emotional or all three. What happens here stays here . We can also have a lot of fun and excitement about the magic of integrating. • What to bring Please bring a water bottle for hydration, wear comfortable casual clothing and do not wear cologne or essential oils. An open heart is welcome though not required. • Important to know Every one gets to be heard. No crosstalk. When one man speaks everyone else listens. The facilitator reserves the right to interrupt anyone not agreeing to these rules and if necessary ask a man or woman to leave if he cannot abide by the rules of the group.

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