Meditation has been proving to be an effective treatment for many ailments, including PTSD. Once soldiers are conditioned to remain on 'alert' the brain must compensate for the constant level of cortisol flushed into the system. It is not in the military's foundational make-up to condition soldiers to 'stand down.' Hypervigilence takes it toll not only on the solider, but his family as well. It is time we told our heros it is all right to relax once they are out of the kill-zone.
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