Episode: Transcendental Meditation and PTSD
Air Date: November 7, 2016
In honor of Veterans Day, our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio is retired US Army Reserve Colonel Dr. Brian Rees. Dr. Rees will tell listeners about his experience with Transcendental Meditation (TM) and how the practice is helping combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Rees will explain how TM significantly reduces anxiety, depression, and other symptoms of PTSD and how veterans can get connected with a TM teacher.
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Colonel (Ret.) Brian Rees, M.D.
Dr. Rees received his medical degree and master’s degree in public health from Tulane University and is a board certified family physician. He retired from from the US Army Reserve as a Colonel after 37 years of service. A graduate of the US Army War College, Dr. Rees is a veteran of five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and spent eight years in hospital commands. He has also researched and written about the promotion of soldier resilience and resolution of PTSD, most recently as lead author of two published studies about the effects of Transcendental Meditation practice in resolving post traumatic stress in Congolese refugees. His most recent book, Detained was published in 2015. Currently he serves as Director of Operation Warrior Wellness of the David Lynch Foundation, and as National Director of TM4Vets, enhancing the availability of the Transcendental Meditation program for veterans and service personnel.