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Warrior Songs Spokane hosts retreat and “A Public Listening”

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There are so many unacceptable costs of war from human life to the “demonic destructive suction tube” draining resources from our federal budget. While we continue to oppose each and every act of war, let us not also tell the truth about the costs incurred by veterans, their families, and our communities resulting from these acts. Please spread the word about this great healing opportunity for veterans with PTSD to anyone you know who may benefit from it. There is also a public event on Saturday Nov 22 for community members to learn more and show support.

Warrior Songs Spokane:
A healing retreat for veterans with PTSD

November 19-23, 2014
Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, Spokane
Free to veterans

Offering a 4-day healing retreat

  • In a quiet, peaceful, and nutritious rural atmosphere
  • Get to know, listen to, and support each other
  • Create, share, and process personal stories and trauma
  • Includes a scientific segment about trauma and brain function
  • Use expressive stories, songs, poems, or paintings to share your story
  • Not a religious or political program

Seeking 13 Spokane-area vets

  • All ages, All conflicts
  • Men and women
  • PTSD/MST symptoms which impede a healthy lifestyle
  • With serious desire for healing
  • No hoops or required documentation
  • No need for creative experience or skill

The national team of facilitators

  • Lin Daley, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, holds an M.S. in Educational Psychology and a B.S. in Social Work.
  • Bill Priftis is a hypnotherapist and Marine Corps veteran, 1966-1968.
  • Paula Griffin has a B.A. in Sociology, working closely with veterans and their families for 7 years, including Soldier’s Heart.
  • Lila Dielke is an art therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Spokane.
  • Other Spokane professionals to be announced

Warrior Songs Inc. is a national non-profit organization committed to facilitating healing through the creative arts for military personnel, veterans, and those working with veterans.

Guidelines for retreat
Registration form
Retreat flier

For more information: www.WarriorSongsSpokane.org or contact Paula Griffin 518-878-8579 orpaula@warriorsongs.org

THE WELCOME: A Public Listening

Veterans’ Stories, Songs, Poetry, and Paintings
November 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Unitarian Church 4340 W. Fort George Wright Dr
Co-Sponsored By The Unitarian Universalist Church Of Spokane
$20 admission suggested, donations welcome
Free to Veterans and their Families

On Saturday evening, Nov. 22, 2014 the Spokane community will have a unique and important opportunity to hear and bear witness to area veterans who will share their truth through story, song and art.  This powerful event opens the way for veterans to educate civilians about the reality of military service and the struggle to return and for community members to learn ways to support them. It marks the culmination of a 4 day intensive retreat hosted by Warrior Songs Spokane where veteran are guided and supported through the process of exploring and releasing military trauma using the creative arts. The presentation will be from 7:30-9:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Community of Spokane. Please make time to attend and learn about the lives of the veterans of Spokane.

To learn more about how you can become involved in this project contact John Hancock atjohn@deepcreekconsulting.com 

For more information on the retreat contact Paula Griffin at paula@warriorsongs.org. 

To learn more about the national organization Warrior Songs, visit www.warriorsongs.org.

Public event flier

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