The Happiness Track: Healing Veterans through Alternative Therapies


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – According to recent studies, 1 out of 5 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from a form of PTSD. Author Emma Seppala, PhD shares new research and scientific data that supports the positive impact of yoga and meditation on stress & trauma.

“The veterans themselves are asking for alternative techniques that are empowering that they can do themselves,” said Dr. Seppala. Some forms of yoga based breathing can be learned within a week and can have long lasting positive impacts.

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Emma Seppala is Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, and a leading expert on health psychology, well-being, and resilience. She is the founder of the popular news site Fulfillment Daily and a frequent contributor to Psychology Today, Harvard Business Review, and the Washington Post. Her work has appeared in Scientific American Mind, the Huffington Post, and Spirituality & Health. A sought-after speaker, Seppala has addressed academic, corporate, and governmental institutions, including Google, the National Science Foundation, and the World Bank. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, ABC News, Forbes, The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, and more.

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