Veterans’ healing is retreat topic

TREMONT — The Alcyon Center in Seal Cove will present events with author Ed Tick on “Transforming Communities, Healing Veterans” next week. An evening community gathering will be held Monday, April 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and an all-day retreat is set for Tuesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Working with our veterans and military for over 40 years, Ed trains our military chaplain and behavioral health corps all over the country,” center leaders said in a statement. “He will present a complete and holistic understanding and healing of invisible war wounding and help us understand what all of us as awake citizens can do.”

Tick is a healer, psychotherapist, writer, educator and poet. Co-founder and director of Soldier’s Heart, he has been developing holistic, spiritually and culturally based trauma healing for over 40 years. He works internationally on the archetypal and crosscultural healing of military, war and violent trauma, on holistic and spiritually based healing, and on transformational dream work.

He has served as the U.S. military’s expert trainer on healing posttraumatic stress disorder and moral injury for the Army, Air Force National Guard and special operations chaplain and behavioral health corps and wounded warrior programs. Tick is the author of six books, including the groundbreaking and award-winning “War and the Soul.” His newest publications are “Warrior’s Return” and the audio set “Restoring the Warrior’s Soul.” He has been leading healing and reconciliation journeys to Vietnam since 2000. In Hanoi, he facilitated, for the first time in history, Vietnamese-American Veterans Day reconciliation ceremonies and retreats.


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