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Old 07-26-2009, 08:12 AM   #7
Thomas Osborn
Dojo: Aikido of Northampton
Location: Holyoke, MA
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 108
Re: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder???

Thanks everyone for your quick responses.
I should have made it clear that I am not going to attempt therapy through Aikido. I figure that if I was into bowling, I might start a bowling team, basketball, a basketball team, etc. I just want to do something I know [a little] and love with these folks. I am insisting on close monitoring and support from the professional staff. However, they don't know Aikido, so I'm looking for some practical advice.
I am a vet, 8 years army, with 6 in Special Forces of which 2 years were in Nam. I have practiced since 1967, shortly after I got out. My aikido did, and does help me deal with some of the issues arising from Nam. My doctoral work has been in education.
Again, thanks.
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