PTSD Treatments for Veterans – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in former soldiers.

According to the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (NACBT), this common type of psychotherapy emphasizes how the way patients think affects what they feel and do.

There are several different types of CBT. In cognitive processing therapy (CPT), PTSD sufferers learn life skills that help them to understand how a traumatic event changed their feelings and thoughts.

Another type of CBT, prolonged exposure therapy (PE), encourages veterans to talk about the traumatic event until their memories are no longer upsetting. PTSD sufferers also visit places they have avoided in order to minimize emotional suffering.

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Christopher "Patches" Norton is a Retired 20 year United States Air Force Master Sergeant. Chris also served 5.5 years as the Lead Loadmaster on the Super Guppy Transport at NASA Johnson Space Center. Chris was Disability Retired from NASA in 2012 following an injury on a Super Guppy mission. As a Veteran, Chris turned to the Veterans Administration medical system for assistance and this is where this story really begins. What Chris seen at the Houston, TX VA Hospital left him with an urgent feeling and need to give back. But just as the Bible says, it's better to teach a man to fish than give him one. Chris searched and found the Empower Network and saw how he could bring help to 100's, 1000's and even tens of 1,000's in a powerful way. Although all of us have different challenges, Chris saw believes the Empower Network WILL work for anyone... and CLICKING RIGHT HERE is how it starts!!!

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