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Let’s treat Veterans on Valentines Day with CDs & Gift Baskets

Remember the families

Help me help Veterans on Valentines Day with CDs & Gift Baskets! Yes, I invite my readers to help me support Veterans with PTSD, as well as the families of dying and fallen Veterans, in Southern California. Valentine’s Day is the day of the Heart.  And the heart IS the physical center of our emotional well-being.  The term ”Soldiers Heart” was the Civil War term for shell shock or PTSD.  SoldiersHeart.org addresses the spiritual wounds of Veterans and their families by developing a new and honorable warrior identity supported by community.  So I would like to send them my VETERANS STRESS RELIEF CDs for Valentine’s Day.  Can you help me do that?

Eliz me & baskets for Vets 2Over the holidays I provided 75 gift baskets at my own expense to HonoringOurFallen.org.  I also funded 200 Vets Stress Relief CDs and CDs designed for the general public for the widows and families.  My fundraising outreach was sabotaged by my collision with a drunk driver so I covered the outlays alone.  Here with Elizabeth England, we’d planned on 150 baskets. Now I’m continuing again for Valentine’s Day with CDs and gifts for three Vets group, including TheTwilightBrigade.org which helps Vets in their last days.
rose heart photo

If you donate toward this Veterans Valentine’s Day Outreach right here at BrainBodyBliss.com you will be helping support dying Veterans, grieving families, and the young returning soldiers who are struggling with trauma, toxic accumulations, excessive medications, and difficult economic circumstances.

The PAYPAL button is below and on the BrainBodyBliss.com Veterans page.  Another way to help this campaign is simply to purchase a Vet or non-Vet CD for yourself or to give to a friend.  The proceeds will go directly toward this campaign.  The Blind Veterans Association has ordered fifty CDs for their members.




EarthHarmonyFoundation.org is handling any large tax deductible donations for this cause.  I am currently Director of Community Outreach for EarthHarmonyFoundation.org [EFH], founder and manager of the organization’s food bank program and the Veterans PTSD Project.  EHF is a non-profit educational, environmental, and humanitarian organization dedicated to protecting the world’s marginalized, including Veterans, children, and the planet. A non-profit 501C3, it will accept donations towards our efforts for SoldiersHeart.org, TheTwilightBrigade.org, and HonoringOurFallen.org.

Soldier’s Heart, developed by Edward Tick, Ph.D., provides a unique and comprehensive model to address the emotional and spiritual wounds of veterans and their families. Edward Tick’s groundbreaking book, War and the Soul, explores ancient and cross-cultural warrior traditions that reveal the necessities for successful warrior return.

Honoring Our Fallen (http://honoringourfallen.org) was created specifically to aid families in the tragic moments of a fallen warrior’s return home and to continue support through outreach programs.  There are 743 Californians who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan wars, leaving behind devastated families. California is home to the largest number of military who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Twilight Brigade is one of the largest end-of-life care organizations, operating as an independent agency within VA hospitals and hospice care facilities across America. I have studied with founder, Dannion Brinkley, who has 5,000 volunteers.  His endorsement on my CD means a lot. We are intersupporting each other’s efforts.

VETERANS STRESS RELIEF CDs: Both versions of guided relaxation meditations encourage the release of endorphins and dopamine—our body’s natural ‘feel good’ chemicals—to spread them into receptor sites in EVERY CELL OF THE BODY. The easy self-help exercises and practical tools provide a self-healing empowerment for PTSD, depression, loss, and grief, or to rise from ‘Okay’ to higher states of wellbeing. STRESS RELIEF recordings are available for free listening on this website www.BrainBodyBliss.com. Thousands of young soldiers are suffering fatal heart attacks from too many meds for pain and mental suffering. We have to provide another answer.

Graham Nash and Dr. Kathleen RosenblattRenowned singer/songwriter Graham Nash has contributed generously to my project of acupuncture and  STRESS RELIEF CDs. It complements a Veteran’s ongoing therapies and helps restore well-being and good sleep.  I have lectured twice at the Combat Stress Conference about the science behind them and my work has been well-received and found many new supporters for cellular meditation for PTSD.
Happy Valentine’s Day!  May your heart shine…!

Veterans PTSD Treatment

Veterans Acupuncture for Veterans with PTSD: How can we make acupuncture and meditation more available to our military Veterans? If they are returning with severe trauma and pain, we need to address this problem before it worsens.

As a pioneer acupuncturist in this country, I have aided many Veterans suffering from PTSD through my multi-pronged Veterans PTSD Project: a therapy program for releasing deep-seated anxiety and depression. It includes:

  • Acupuncture treatment for physical and emotional pain.
  • Deep-state endorphin release achieved through herbs and pharmaceuticals, specialized massage, breathing techniques, verbal programming, and other modalities.
  • The powerful Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Stimulator that can regenerate cell tissue anywhere in the brain or body, FDA approved for depression.
  • My  Cellular Meditation VETERANS STRESS RELIEF audio CDs. Two STRESS RELIEF recorded segments are available for listening for free on this blog site www.BrainbodyBliss.com.

Acupuncture or massage point combinations can open up blocked neural centers, waking up the right bio-electrical frequencies.  This can help “teach” traumatized cells how to “unlearn” states of fear and demoralization.  It helps remove physical imbalances such as inflammation, toxicity, pain, brain chemistry imbalance, physical injuries and overall systems blockage.  This treatment affects these issues by helping to break up intracellular energy trauma and revitalize subcellular metabolism.  This impacts the mental and emotional systems as well.

Acupuncture and the Stress Release CDs both address the entire body’s natural, feel-good neuro-hormones to regenerate the proper brain-body connections.  This restores a state of wellbeing and good sleep.

I have lectured twice at the Combat Stress Conference, explaining the science behind the CDs and treatment therapies.  Many Veterans groups are requesting help.  Singer/songwriter Graham Nash has generously contributed, but much more is needed to fill this critical need.  Drug therapy alone does not always go deep enough and often wears off or causes side effects.

We are working toward the opening of a clinical program for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder located near the West L.A. V.A.  This will help Vets transition to civilian life, helping to eliminate both painful memories and painful conditions.

Cellular Meditation is the full-body form of meditation—made easy. It is about getting endorphins, our own feel-good chemicals into ALL THE CELLS OF THE BODY—by freeing them up, and sensing them from inside.  It is the ‘Feel Good’ form of meditation, easier to do than other meditation practices, while also achieving deeper results.  A version of the double CDs is also available for the general public and the Veterans’ families.

Studies have shown that relaxing meditation techniques increase the feel-good neuro-transmitters that counter mood disorders, such as serotonin, dopamine, and GABA; and beneficial hormones such as DHEA, HGH (human growth hormone), and melatonin for anti-aging and good sleep. Meditation also reduces harmful cortisol produced by stress.

Many Veterans and civilians have benefited from the treatments and these CDs. Our non-profit Earth Harmony Foundation.org receives tax deductible donations from those who want to help our returning soldiers by funding their distribution to many veterans organizations who have requested these CDs.

Graham Nash Supports Veterans PTSD Therapy

Veterans PTSD is a problem we all are concerned about. Famed singer/songwriter Graham Nash has had a longstanding interest in the welfare of our returning Veterans. He has supported the Veterans for Peace organization in particular, given his strong feelings that war is NOT the solution for securing Peace. Graham recently had an exhibition of his cutting edge art photography at Gallery 169 in Santa Monica California, and gave half the proceeds to my Veterans PTSD Project at Earth Harmony Foundation–to promote acupuncture treatment for PTSD and to make my STRESS RELIEF CDs available to more Veterans groups. This has made possible a new design and re-release.

Graham’s music never stops and his efforts for peace and global renewal never wain. Kudos to Graham!

Many young Vets are returning, only to suffer fatal heart attacks!  The common thread among them seems to be excessive medicating for both pain and depression. I am working with others to create a multi-pronged program to restore them to health. My lectures at two annual Combat Stress Conferences were well received by Vets groups, glad to hear the scientific basis behind my CDs as an additional remedy for PTSD other than drugs.

Now the redesigned CD cover has added endorsements, from Graham, Dr. Hyla Cass, and author Danion Brinkley.  These CDs, and the version for the general public, can raise one’s level of wellbeing, no matter how high or low. From the basement to the first floor or from the fourth to the 14th!

Anyone can listen to two audio Cellular Meditation segments on my website: BrainBodyBliss.com.  One doctor who listened to the excerpt reported an 80% reduction in postpartum depression after ten minutes! She went on to happily have a second baby!

If you listen to one, I would so appreciate your pushing the comment button here on the blog and sharing your response and your experience. Thanks!

Crosby, Stills & Nash: No on Prop 32 / Yes on Bradley M.

Crosby, Stills, and Nash are at it again. They never give up applying their star power to needy causes– to right the wrongs of the world. Prop 32 is one of those, so…just as they finished a LONG tour up the coast, they still had the energy to perform at the humongous Nokia Theater last week.  This was to protect the firefighters union, nurses and other groups from the greed of special interests. With Tom Morello opening, the concert was powerful. 

Their voices only seem to get better with age. David Crosby sounds richer each time I hear him. He can really hold his notes. Graham has such fervor in his voice, and is a killer on the harmonica, among other instruments.  Steven Stills’ guitar dexterity is phenomenal, and his early Buffalo Springfield song , “For What It’s Worth” (“Something’s Happening Here”) written during the Watts riots in the mid-Sixties,  still holds a powerful charge–after fifty years–inspiring the warrior spirit in us to expose yet more corrupt uses of power.

Their music is so basically healing–whether to help us get our righteous anger out, or rise on their harmonies to other realms, or celebrate the sweetness of home (“Our House”). Their repertoire covers every aspect of a balanced life–the adventure of “Marrakesh Express”, to the haunting “Guinevere” to the human condition of “Helplessly Hoping.”  It was the music that kept our generation sane.  Innocence and outrage in equal measure.

Now this Friday, Oct. 26th, Graham Nash is doing an intimate performance at the Church in Ocean Park to raise funds for Bradley Manning, the WikiLeaks whistleblower, the young soldier who chose to expose the corruption he encountered in the Middle East War. He has been horribly and unfairly treated ever since. Come Friday, October 26th, 7:30 PM, to The Church In Ocean Park 235 Hill Street, Santa Monica 90405.

This Bradley Manning Song & Video by Graham Nash is VERY powerful –

Reception with Graham Nash at 6:30 PM; Doors open at 7:30 PM;
Performance at 8:00 PM. Graham Nash will be accompanied by excellent musicians in the CSN band:                                                          James Raymond (Crosby’s son) & Shane Fontayne.

Discussion led by Bradley Manning Support Network organizer Emma Cape. Purchase partly tax deductible tickets here: savebradley.brownpapertickets.com  Supported by Veterans for Peace and radio station KPFK.

Graham puts his voice where his heart is.

Graham Nash’s Gift to Veterans: Gallery Show Opening Night

Last night Graham Nash was superb at his opening at Gallery 169. It was the largest crowd they had ever had–just off the beach at PCH and Channel Road in Santa Monica.  Graham’s photographic assemblages were sometimes beautiful,  sometimes disturbing. They have a strong political content which reflects Graham’s concern about our crazy planet.  And his desire for solutions as reflected in his interest in my Veterans’ Stress Release CDs which will benefit from the proceeds of his art show.

One of the goals of these Cellular Meditation Stress Release CDs  is to melt the interior walls of the automatic brain.  My repetitive brain function is stuck in certain patterns, often based on fears of various intensities.  Many of these fear patterns are lifelong, from childhood.  As I outgrew some, I grew into new ones, so the pattern of living in a fear dynamic was set.  Some fears were attached to my youth; now new ones are connected to getting old! Worries, agendas, concerns, that become so habitual, they become familiar sign posts that represent ME, or my little prison that I have become attached to.

Veterans’ Stress Release CDs cover many of these issues and pull me into a joyful NOW. They get me used to just being present and learning to see joy around me instead of fear.  Even listening to them in the car affects my conscious brain, while listening to them in a dark room, sitting or lying down takes me deeper on an excursion of this whole body full of brains… More anon…

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