Coming Home to Peace
The Center for Sustainable Change has engaged practitioners to offer and research a Principles-based program for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and their families. In response, five 3P practitioners came together at the Patterson Foundation’s Veteran’s Legacy Summit in November 2014 and teamed up to create “Coming Home to Peace,” a two-year, 6-month residential program for a total of 160 returning veterans with PTSD.
At an information table in the Legacy Tent at the Saturday Patriot Plaza event, our team gave away thumb drives with lots of well-organized information about our work with “Coming Home to Peace.” To assist us in spreading the word, we have also created this web page to host the same information.
Coming Home to Peace Project Proposal
The main purpose of Coming Home to Peace is to provide the necessary support, mentoring and resources to veterans who are struggling to get their lives back on track through an inside-out approach vs. currently utilized interventions.
The inside-out approach in Coming Home to Peace is to share knowledge of the Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought, awakening veterans to their own Innate Health — i.e., their own power of understanding on how their mind and memories functions in order to recognize how to re-access their resiliency.
Principles for Realizing Resilience
Principles for Realizing Resilience: A New View of Trauma and Inner Resilience (PTSD)
Coming Home to Peace Flyer
Coming Home to Peace is to elicit a deep understanding of how the mind works to create thought and why our thoughts appear real to us, even when they are memories…
A Letter From Nicole
“Before this ‘incident’ I had no psychological issues and had never seen a mental health professional for anything. Immediately after this brutal attack, my mind slipped into what was diagnosed as ‘acute and severe PTSD.’ It took days, weeks and months to just remember most of the events that took place. Over the next nine years, I was hospitalized many times in mental wards…”
PSTD and the Three Principles — A Personal Story
“During combat I lost one of my eyes and 9 of my friends, most of them dying in my arms. I was 26 at the time and my life became a living hell for the following 5 years. For my actions in the war I was awarded with the Medal of Honor from the Israel Chief of Staff…”
“I had been told that I would have PTSD for the rest of my life. How wrong that statement would be, because for the last two and a half years I have lived WITHOUT PTSD and my world is a much happier place…”
Three Principles Resources on PTSD
Blog: “Hope for an end to PTSD”
Website: Hope for Heroism; Soldiers speak
Videos: Judy Sedgeman interviews Bill Pettit on PTSD. Dr. Pettit is interviewed about his work with PTSD, and Nicole’s mother joins him to tell what happened after Nicole’s recovery. See “A Letter From Nicole,” above.
Three Principles for Realizing Mental Health
Three Principles for Realizing Mental Health: A New Psychospiritual View
By Jack Pransky, Center for Inside-Out Understanding, Moretown, Vermont, USA, and Thomas M. Kelley, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Youth Trauma JCAT
Realizing Resilience in Trauma Exposed Juvenile Offenders: A Promising New Intervention for Juvenile Justice and Prevention Professionals
By Thomas M. Kelley & Jack Pransky & Judith A. Sedgeman