Navigation Links
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Seeks to Provide Mind, Body and Spirit Healing for Combat Stress
Date:7/2/2009

PARK CITY, Utah, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- From July 13-17, 16 female wounded warriors from around the country will take part in outdoor activities like ropes courses, rock climbing, horseback riding and water sports as part of Wounded Warrior Project's Project Odyssey. Project Odyssey brings together veterans with combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder for activities that offer healthy support in the healing process. This Project Odyssey will take place at the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah. Since 2007, seven groups of 15-20 warriors have taken part in Project Odyssey.

The Raven Drum Foundation will also be at the event to facilitate self-care workshops including healing drum circle sessions. Def Leppard's drummer Rick Allen and his wife, Lauren Monroe, founded Raven Drum to help veterans deal with their personal challenges using the healing power of music and drumming. Lauren Monroe will facilitate the workshops.

"All too often veterans return home feeling isolated and misunderstood," stated John Roberts, National Service Director for Wounded Warrior Project. "The mission behind WWP and Project Odyssey is to empower these wounded warriors with a range of coping skills to help them move forward in their recovery process."

National Ability Center CEO Dale Schoon said, "For almost 25 years, we've provided opportunities to veterans to participate in activities that help them gain confidence and self-esteem. We're excited to have the first exclusively female group coming this year."

Wounded Warrior Project believes that nature and recreation are powerful tools for healing the spirit and mind. Recreational experiences assist participants in developing self-esteem and self-confidence, improving mental attitudes and outlook, and providing opportunities to enrich relationships with families, friends and peers.

About Wounded Warrior Project:

Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call 877 TEAM WWP (832-6997) or visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

About the National Ability Center:

Since 1985 the National Ability Center, located in Park City, Utah, has been committed to the development of lifetime skills for people of all ages and abilities by providing affordable sports and recreational experiences in a nurturing environment. The objective of these experiences is to build self-esteem, confidence and physical development, thereby enhancing active participation in all aspects of community life. As a national role model, the Center promotes the concept of ability through integration, public awareness and education. For more information on the National Ability Center call 435.649.3991 or visit www.DiscoverNAC.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Expands Board of Directors
2. Michael Ward Cited for Support of Wounded Warrior Project
3. Low-Reimbursement Rate Threatens Wheelchair for Wounded Vets
4. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Announces Support for Soldier Ride from Boston Scientific
5. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Concerned by Stigma of PTSD and Mental Illness in Military
6. Harris Corporation Donates $10,000 to Wounded Warrior Project during HIMSS09 Healthcare IT Conference and Exposition
7. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Applauds Senators Akaka and Burr for Family Caregiver Support Legislation and Pledges to Support the Bill
8. Superbug risk to war wounded
9. The American Legion Strongly Opposed to Presidents Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment
10. Wounded Warrior Projects Project Odyssey Aims to Teach Coping Skills for Combating Post-Traumatic Stress in Wounded Warriors
11. Regional Anesthesia Eases Wounded Soldiers Pain in Iraq and Afghanistan
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... “Code Word: Chocolate Biscuit”: a biographical account following a man who went ... creation of published author, Marlyn Ivey, born in Lynn Haven, Florida and at the age ... at 19 years of age, he joined the Navy and got married right out of ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... “Knowledge is God’s Lighthouse”: ... by faith. “Knowledge is God’s Lighthouse” is the creation of published author, Gene Gaapf, ... and poetry collections. , “I have been writing since high school and have ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... , ... Next week after January 20th, the fear for many is that ... health needs of over 30 million. Many interviews with Dr. Carol Francis at the ... servants were suppose to prioritize. Interviews provided below. , Among those present ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... WhoHaha , a digital media company dedicated to creating ... to produce a three-part video series that uses humor to highlight ways to improve ... of AHA’s Healthy For Good™ movement, which is designed to inspire all Americans to ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Scotch Plains, NJ (PRWEB) , ... January 19, ... ... a board certified dermatologist by the American Board of Dermatology and fellowship trained ... Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Li completed his internship in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2017)... , Jan. 20, 2017  Ethicon ... acquired Megadyne Medical Products, Inc., a privately ... and markets electrosurgical tools used in operating ... intelligence of Ethicon,s* advanced energy devices with ... a major step forward in Ethicon,s goal ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... , Jan. 20, 2017  Palladian Health, a ... announced the launch of an opioid management program ... on opioids and helps stem the growing tide ... prescribed to treat chronic non-cancer pain (back pain, ... risks and lack of evidence regarding long-term effectiveness. ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... , January 20, 2017 Avillion LLP, ... appointment of Mark Weinberg , MD MBA as Chief Medical ... , USA . ... Dr Weinberg has spent more than 17 years ... 20" pharma companies to micro-cap biotech. Over the course of his ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: