Managing Stress and Anxiety Through Guided Imagery Training
In 2006 and 2007, the National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV) sponsored, with the assistance of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office, Diversity/Outreach Program, “Managing Stress and Anxiety Through Guided Imagery” by Diane L. Tusek, R.N., Director and Founder of Guided Imagery, Inc. Ms. Tusek has been featured on CNN, NBC, ABC, and the Today Show for her Guided Imagery Program at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. This program also provided training for the medical team at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington, D.C.
Guided Imagery is a relaxation technique used to ease stress and anxiety during a stressful or difficult time in someone’s life. This technique is also used for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury. Guided Imagery, a simple, yet powerful intervention, is increasingly being used to enhance the quality of one’s life and to improve patient outcomes in health care settings. In addition, we recommend Guided Imagery for the caregiver for adults with chronic, disabling health conditions.
For more information about Guided Imagery or to order CDs, contact NAAV, Attention: Chief Executive Officer. P.O. Box 6865, Washington, DC 20020-0565, call (202) 465-3296, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV)
Military Family Program
In 2007, Ms. Burns NAAV’s Chief Executive Officer advised the Task Force on Mental Health and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the President’s Commission on Care of America’s Returning Wounded Warriors. The recommendations she made to the latter commission paved the way for the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Service Act.
On May 5, 2010, President Barack Obama signed legislation to improve health care for veterans and to recognize the important role of the military family caregivers in the recovery of their wounded loved ones. Under this law, caregivers can receive help with lodging allowances, get counseling, self-care and methods or care accredited training through the passage of Public Law 111-163, the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act.
The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV) Military Family Program provides training, career coaching, and counseling, employment, housing, legal referrals, respite care, and access to resources for military families caring for severely wounded veterans staying at the Fisher Houses and/or enrolled in the VA Caregiver Support Program in the greater Washington, DC Capital area.
Currently, hundreds of injured service members and veterans are receiving treatment in hospitals with physical wounds, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral issues and psychological trauma. The impacts of these injuries are borne not only by the veterans, but also by those providing care for them and their families. Many veterans’ families have relocated to the greater Washington, DC area to care for their veterans and are struggling to survive financially and emotionally during the lengthy periods of hospitalization required for their veteran’s recovery.
NAAV collaborates with other private organizations and small businesses that focus on prevalent veteran and military spouse and family issues. Through this collaboration, we seek to ease the burden on these families, who are unexpectedly thrust into the caregiver role, by providing accredited coaches and trainers to equip them with the tools, training, and resources needed to become optimally effective caregivers. Through learning proper methods of care, stress management, and coping strategies, caregivers can help their wounded veterans move toward a healthy reintegration into society.
“As a caregiver of 29 years, I was looking for a way to use my experience to ease the burden on military caregivers. This program is an avenue to return the favor for the sacrifices made for our great country.” The NAAV Military Family Program helps the service members, disabled veterans, and the family members. – Constance A. Burns, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAAV, Inc.
eKnowledge Donates $350 to $600 SAT and ACT Test Prep Programs
to Military Families Worldwide
The Military Donation Project is in alliance with the Department of Defense and supported by professional athletes from the NFL and MLB, as well as over 100 organizations, groups and non-profits. eKnowledge has donated over 200,000 PowerPrep Programs with a value of $42 Million at no profit to the company. This gift represents one of the largest private donations to Military Service Members in US history.
About the SAT and ACT PowerPrep™ Programs
The SAT and ACT PowerPrep™ Programs are available online or DVD, and include more than 11 hours of video instruction and 3000 files of supplemental test prep material, thousands of interactive diagnostic tools, sample questions, practice tests and graphic teaching illustrations. Students select the training they need and study at their own pace.
Who is Eligible to Receive the Donated Software?
Eligible recipients included Service Members from all branches of the military who are active duty, retired, Veterans, Guard, Reserve, DOD employees, Contractors and civilians performing military support. Also eligible are relatives and dependants of anyone who otherwise qualifies from the prior list.
How to Order
The eKnowledge Sponsorship covers the complete $350 to $600 purchase price for the standard SAT or ACT Test Preparation Program. *There is a nominal charge of $14.99 and $49.99 (per standard program) for the cost of materials, support, shipping or streaming. Each SAT or ACT Test Preparation program has a one-year license from the day the product is ordered.
To place an order: www.eKnowledge.com/NAAVets or telephone 951-256-4076
eKnowledge has received over 55,000 thank you letters and testimonials from military families who have ordered the donated software. Students are prepared, confident and many have earned thousands of dollars in scholarships due to increased test scores. Thank you for supporting this program.
“I have 2 children who have used this program and are currently in college. Your support has and will continue to help my children achieve their potential. Thanks again”
Peter Marco CAPT, USN
For Further Information contact Lori Caputo, Director. 951-256-4076 or LoriCaputo@eKnowledge.com