Anything that we can do to aid in the recovery of those who have served is our duty, and the least we can do, in view of their many sacrifices.
Simi Valley, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014
MilitaryConnection.com, one of the most comprehensive directories of resources and information for active duty military, Veterans and their families is proud to announce its alliance with Artists for Trauma (AFT). AFT is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the quality of recovery and life for both civilian and military trauma survivors by pairing recovering patients with established artists from various disciplines. AFT programs are non-invasive, empowering art workshops.
“With an increase in Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress, sexual assaults and suicides in the military and Veteran communities, alternative and holistic approaches to healing are becoming more widely accepted by mainstream treatment professionals,” said Military Connection CEO Debbie Gregory. “Anything that we can do to aid in the recovery of those who have served is our duty, and the least we can do, in view of their many sacrifices.”
AFT aims to expedite a quality recovery through artistic expression and human connection by providing a creative portal to help patients process complex emotions, regain confidence and build self-acceptance after suffering a traumatic experience.
Laura Sharpe, founder of AFT, explained, “We provide a pathway for trauma survivors to re-connect with themselves and their communities, through private, one-on-one or group instruction in a wide range of artistic disciplines.” Some of these creative art forms are photography, film, music, dance, painting, writing, sculpting, culinary art, meditation, and yoga.
Sharpe, herself a trauma survivor, said that these creative engagements have repeatedly shown to be of great assistance in helping those who have suffered physical, mental or emotional trauma.
AFT provides the instructor and all necessary art supplies at no charge. Participants progress at their own speed in a pressure-free environment.
MilitaryConnection.com offers one of the most comprehensive directories of military and Veteran resources on the web, focusing on employment, education and more. Military Connection has been named a Top 100 Employment Web Site by the International Association of Employment Web Sites for five years in a row. The company takes great pride in using its significant reach to assist, provide resources and facilitate win/win partnerships with wonderful non-profits, associations and government agencies serving those who serve. MilitaryConnection.com features thousands of pages of resources and information. There is something for everyone including, but not limited to a Job Board and Virtual Job Fair, comprehensive Post 9/11 GI Bill education information with a directory of thousands of scholarships and a Veteran school directory, news, press releases, special events, pay charts, benefits, service directories, commissaries & exchanges, golf courses and more.
About Artists for Trauma
Following a horrific helicopter crash in 2008, Laura Sharpe began a remarkable journey of discovery and healing through her collaboration with six internationally acclaimed artists. In an effort to share her successful recovery, Laura founded Artists for Trauma, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors by pairing recovering patients with established artists from various disciplines.