In order to increase soldier resiliency and reduce post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the U.S. Military is training its solders in mindfulness meditation. Experts with the Mind-Fitness Training Institute (MFTI) in Alexandria are training the soldiers and civilian emergency responders in an 8-week course of mindfulness and resilience skills, according to a WUSA9.com report.
Elizabeth Stanley, Ph.D., the founder of MFTI, used meditation exercises to conduct studies with military personnel, and discovered the practice of mindfulness meditation is linked to a decrease in stress. It also slows the development of functional impairments in high stress situation, the report stated.
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