Studies and personal experience tell us that writing about challenging, pain chilling experiences can help us move on after the trauma. In this broadcast our guests share their own experiences around this kind of writing.
The ArtReach Foundation, Inc. is an international non-profit dedicated to children and adults in their recovery from the traumatic effects from war, violence, or natural disaster. The ArtReach Model® incorporates the creative arts therapies within a psycho-dynamic group process. Writing is one of those art forms. ArtReach is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and is also a registered NGO in Jordan. Ms. Susan Anderson is Founder & CEO of The ArtReach Foundation, Inc. Ms. Anderson is establishing an important U.S. initiative called “ArtReach: Project America” to help U.S. military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, diagnosed with post-traumatic stress and mild-traumatic brain injuries.
Robert Faulkender is a retired Army officer, businessman, and college professor. He is a graduate of West Point, and, while in the Military, earned an advanced degree in Operations Research Systems Analysis from Georgia Tech. In retirement, Bob has taken an interest in writing. In his first book, Bob wrote about his military experiences based on his first year in Vietnam – Filtered by Time.