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:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center ... Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, ... ... and Dr. Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus ... sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... MD (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The ... of Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual ... – 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Malvern, PA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... is the recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best ... New York City on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education ... of cancer patient education, today announce a new strategic alliance. , As ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/23/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) ... letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... sirukumab for the treatment of moderately to severely active ... clinical data are needed to further evaluate the safety ... active RA. ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) ... is now successfully helping those with the widespread pain ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, tremendous ... spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, how ...
(Date:9/19/2017)...   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based ... has been ranked #1 by its users for the seventh ... User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue ... centers over 200 beds and holds one of the longest ... history. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: