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:

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.

National Association of American Veterans, Inc.

National Association of American Veterans job assistance

Program Message:

“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.

Free* $350 SAT and ACT Test Prep Programs


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Over the past eleven years, the eKnowledge SAT/ACT Prep Project has donated over 225,000 SAT and ACT PowerPrep Programs with a value of $48 million at no profit to the company.  This valuable donation from eKnowledge has over 3000 affiliates and is supported by professional athletes from the NFL and MLB and endorsed by over 100 national partners including corporations, non-profit organizations, groups and foundations such as Boy Scouts of America, The National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), MaxPrep, Dynamite Sports (Rick Wire) Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, all branches of the US Military, and the Department of Defense.  Click here to view our partners.

About the SAT and ACT PowerPrep™ Programs

The SAT or ACT PowerPrep™ Program is available online (Cloud version), DVD and books.  It includes 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 can study at their own pace.

All National Association of American Veterans – Members Can Get:

$700 online courses for $39.99
$350 online courses for $19.99

How to Order

The eKnowledge Sponsorship covers the complete $350 purchase price for the SAT or ACT Test Preparation Program.  The student pays for just the cost of delivering the program:  Online Cloud student fee of $14.99 for student support and streaming.  Each SAT or ACT PowerPrep™ Program has a one-year license from the day the product is ordered.

Through the eKnowledge partnership, families may request the donated educational programs by visiting your unique landing page at or by telephone 951-256-4076.

How Does Our Organization Promote the Donation Project?

The value of the donation of SAT and ACT Test Prep programs to high school students and parents is tremendous.   The donation project requires very little time to implement on your part. Simply share the availability of donated SAT and ACT PowerPrep™ Programs through communication tools already in place, i.e., website, newsletters, email broadcasts, social media, etc. Be sure to include your unique URL, We do everything else.  This includes providing you sample content to share and a unique landing page to view the positive comments from grateful recipients. Click here to view a short three minute video that explains the Donation Project.


eKnowledge has received over 35,000 thank you letters and testimonials from grateful recipients who have ordered PowerPrep™ Programs.  Students are prepared, confident and many have earned thousands of dollars in scholarships due to increased test scores.  Click here to view comments about the program. For further information contact: Cheryl Litras, Sponsorship Alliance Project 951-256-4076

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