Hi my name is Andy Gregory, a decorated former Special Forces soldier, qualified pilot, parachute pilot, fully trained in Social Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Individual Differentiation, Cognitive Psychology, Bio-psychology and Research in Psychology. I am a father of five children, successful singer songwriter and post traumatic stress and sexual abuse SURVIVOR.
I have written this book for serving military personnel and ex-military personnel and their families to give you all a better understanding of Trauma Survival and to explain the effects that stress and trauma can have on families and loved ones. I have been trained in many skills throughout my life yet no one ever taught me about the serious consequences of stress and the toll that stress can take on the human mind.
I learned the hard way. Read this Emotional Survival Manual from a soldier's perspective and from my experiences gain a deeper insight into trauma survival.
I know that there will be some of you who think you can handle any trauma as you are far too tough. So here are a few facts for you to think about:
- Did you know that each year an average of ten Falklands veterans commit suicide, this means that more soldiers have killed themselves since the end of that war than the fewer than two hundred who died during it.
(Source: Times cover story 12/11/02)
- Did you also know that 35% of Regular soldiers* and 50% of Territorial Army soldiers** have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress after returning from Iraq
* (Source: www.npr.org)
** (Source: www.newsbbc.co.uk)
- Did you also know that 1 in every 3 homeless people are ex-servicemen
So it is imperative that you gain all the knowledge that you can about trauma survival, preferably before you experience any further traumatic situations. So start here in the pages of Defence In Mind and start training on the toughest course you have completed to date. Qualify and become a Trauma Survivor FOR YOUR LIFETIME.
Defence In Mind by Andy Gregory
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A contribution from every book sold will go to SSAFA FORCES HELP EMERGENCY FUND. The national charity helping serving and ex-service men, women and their families, in need.
www.ssafa.org.uk Registered Charity No. 210760. Est 1885