SEBASTIAN – This weekend’s LoPresti First Saturday May 7 will host Walt Troyer and benefits Operation Warrior Wellness (David Lynch Foundation). Breakfast begins with coffee and full breakfast at 9 a.m., presentation from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
The First Saturday Speaker will be LoPresti’s very own Walt Troyer, whose passion for aviation spans many years, continents, and aircraft. Notably, as an airshow announcer, Walt tells a humorous and colorful story.
$8 donation accepted; all are welcome.
For more information, call Mimi Erskine 772-562-4757.
About the charity:
Overcoming the Nightmare of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Eighteen veterans will commit suicide every day-a horrific consequence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In fact, more veterans die by suicide every year than are killed annually in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Over 500,000 U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001 suffer from PTSD. Forty percent of all homeless people are veterans. Health care costs for all veterans with PTSD will be an estimated $6.2 billion biannually.
Veterans are often loath to acknowledge to themselves or others their inner wounds of war after they return home from combat. Healing those wounds of war requires an approach that directly impacts the neurophysiology underlying PTSD.
Operation Warrior Wellness offers Transcendental Meditation, a scientifically proven approach, which can be easily learned and practiced in private, to help veterans overcome the nightmare of PTSD, while simultaneously promoting resiliency and improved performance in civilian life. Thousands of veterans have learned Transcendental Meditation and research on meditating vets has shown that the technique not only reduces the psychosocial symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, but also balances serotonin and norepinephrine, and regulates the sympathetic nervous system.
Transcendental Meditation is a simple, easily learned technique, practiced for 15 to 20 minutes twice a day, sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. The technique produces a profound state of rest and relaxation as deep as deep sleep, while enlivening the full brain. This experience of restful alertness is at the basis of the marked reductions in symptoms of PTSD and the overall improvement in the quality of life of the veteran.