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PTSD Treatments for Veterans – Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

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CPT Therapy for Veterans

CPT Therapy for Veterans

Veterans who receive cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) participate in a structured, sequenced type of psychotherapy that is usually short-term.

First, military patients learn about the nature of their PTSD symptoms. For former soldiers, this means learning how traumatic events such as combat experiences or terrorist attacks have affected their lives.

PTSD sufferers also learn about the connection between thought processes, emotions, and behavior. Remembering the traumatic experience is painful, but veterans learn how to handle difficult emotions.

As a form of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), CPT also teaches military patients to examine their thought patterns and find healthier ways of thinking, which psychologists call cognition.

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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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