Since starting this blog over a year ago, and publishing my book, Reconciliation: A Son’s Story, it became clear immediately that none of us are alone with personal and family challenges, especially in life after war. Our own story comes alive and the dots are connected once others join the conversation. My life has changed dramatically in the past year, and the journey of healing is well on its way. I have made new friends all over the world through connections with social media, meeting folks at book signings, in book reviews published on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Steve-Sparks/e/B0070CJDCM/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 and in one to one conversations.
The new friendship that stands out the most is Bruce Martin from the UK referenced in the above link. Bruce’s charity work, including http://www.talking2minds.co.uk and http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/BruceMartin66 is impressive and sets an example for all those who work for the greater good. Bruce’s work through “talking2minds” is especially significant to me because the cognitive work with UK combat veterans appears to be powerful and very effective. Talking2minds is getting a great deal of attention in the UK and the therapy model practiced with combat veterans suffering from the symptoms of PTSD is making a huge difference.
Please learn more about Bruce Martin and the work he is doing to help combat veterans with readjustment to civilian life after war… We American’s can learn much from our friends and partners in the UK…
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story