“The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don’t wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh
“You have to make the mind run the body.”
~General George S. Patton Jr.
A recently published article in the Journal of Clinical Psychology by Kearney, McDermott, Malte, Martinez, and Simpson (2012) may have broad implications for veterans suffering with symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
These researchers demonstrated that engagement in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) showed significant improvements after six months in reducing soldiers’ symptoms of PTSD, depression, behavioral activation (the ability to engage in activities to achieve a goal in spite of aversive symptoms), and self-acceptance.