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Using Sports, Diet, and Fitness to help address symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Condition) in Veterans, First Responders, and people that have to deal with a dramatic experience.
OPERATION DOG TAGS (Defenders’ Oasis GYM Tactical Athletic Geared Sports)
Those dealing with PTSD will find that sports, athletics, and fitness activities greatly benefit not just the body, but the mind allowing the mind to decompress and release endorphins to relieve stress for a sense of mindfulness and well-being. This allows the mind to analyze hidden triggers causing stresses and anxieties. Athletics and fitness have proved to be more effective treat PTSD than group or one-on-one counseling can provide.
The benefits of fitness especially sweating, or perspiring, releases endorphins in the brain allowing a person to relax muscle tension for long-term benefits. Exercising provides long-term benefits for those dealing with PTSD where there is a seamless connection between the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious mind, leading to mindfulness and Situational Awareness. Situational Awareness allows for Perception, Comprehension, and Projection. This is similar to performing IN THE ZONE!
This means that exercises and athletics that are subconscious driven allows the person to work through their anxiety by quieting the noise in the conscious mind. Refer to Subconscious Rule No. 7 states- The subconscious mind always prevails in conflicts with the conscious mind. Even if the conscious mind is not detecting a threat, the subconscious mind working off senses overrides the conscious mind. Meditation, exercising, and athletics allows us to have a better link to our mission control, our subconscious mind that controls 80 percent of our daily activities.
Warning Signs or Symptoms of PTSD
There are traumatic events that take place in our lives that can cause us to develop repressive feelings in the subconscious mind, if we aren’t able to evaluate and address, and catalog these traumatic events soon after they occur. These events become embedded in our subconscious mind. This is like an athlete becoming dehydrated not taking time to hydrate with proper minerals and develop cramps in their muscles. These traumatic events if we don’t recognize them soon, identify them, and appropriately address them can become debilitating and can trigger nightmare episodes of:
- Feeling apprehensive.
- Feeling powerless and fearful.
- Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom.
- Elevated heart rate and blood pressure.
- Rapid breathing.
- Muscle tension
- Feeling weak or tired.
- Feeling withdrawn.
- Not being able to express how we feel or our emotions
These are a few signs and symptoms, listed above, of a person experiencing PTSD that we usually associate with Veterans who experience combat-type traumatic events. But in reality, we all can experience conditions of PTSD after a traumatic event that we aren’t accustomed to occurring in our life. This is like a natural disasters, like the tornado that occurred March 24-27, 2023 in areas of the country, particularly in Rolling Fork, Silver City and surrounding Delta areas in Mississippi.
After a traumatic experience like a natural disaster, those affected can develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Conditions similar to what Veterans experience on the battlefield. These symptoms listed above are just some of the responses we can experience on a regular basis that are triggered by one of our five senses, like what we see in the aftermath, sounds we hear, scents that we smell, internal or external feelings we have, or certain tastes that we experience.
It is important to be aware of our feelings and emotions that are triggered by our awareness and responses we have to our surroundings. This is because our feelings are how we can interpret our emotions to a current situation or event. PTSD episodes usually occur during current events or anticipated events in how they impact one or more of our senses from what we experienced in the past.
Some refer to this as an intuitive gut feeling, like caution signs for us to be mindful of in a given situation or a perceived situation. If not addressed and cataloged as an experience properly, these suppressed memories can become so debilitating to a point we can’t function for periods of time. Until we can reason what has happened and catalog what occurred as experiences, we are trapped by these fears and anxiety.
A Technique of Being Mindfulness, of Situational Awareness
A great technique of intervention and treatment is what is referred to as CBT and mindfulness or being aware of our thoughts and feelings without being judgmental or critical, because a lot of what occurs is out of our control. Even actions that are in our control, the conditions aren’t in our control.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces anxiety levels in people who have experienced a traumatic experience. Three common MBSR techniques are Yoga, physical exercises, and group sports. The reason these are more effective than even group therapy is that the person has to stay in the subconscious moment, of the present. The athlete knows all too well what occurs if they think about the past or the future; their performance and effectiveness will suffer.
Mindfulness, situational awareness, includes PERCEPTION or how we evaluate our feelings, without grading their importance and/or significance of them. Like in a legal case, every piece of evidence has to be considered, and weighed evenly, because we don’t know how each piece of evidence will impact the outcome of the case. What we might consider as inconsequential at the time, might very well be the biggest impact on the case.
How Sports Psychomotor Therapy is used to treat PTSD
Rolling Fork, Mississippi, in the Delta, was devastated by the impact of an EF-4 Tornado that hit a town of 1,776 people and the surrounding communities on March 24th, 2023, approximately at 8 p.m. Very little was left of a town that looked like an aerial bombardment had taken place, similar to the devastation during World War II.
Bradley Davis, a sports anchor/reporter with WAPT-16, did a special report on junior and high school age students who are coping with their anxiety and traumatic stress with athletics. Due to these students losing their sense of stability and support, sports coaches at schools are getting these students in these affected areas involved in sports, even if it is noncompetitive. Daily patterns, like what is associated with sports, provide structure and support in these communities and are called Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).
Post-conflict intervention incidents, like sports, prove these young people cognitive behavior by alleviating symptoms of what can only be described as PTSD. This is by improving their mood, confidence, and interactions with others at a team level. They are able to Project past the destruction and see a pathway to their future.
These team sports and especially fitness involve our large skeletal muscles that are critical for our mental and physical well-being controlled by our subconscious mind. Also working and strengthening these large skeletal muscles is what provides and reverses the effects of stress and the aging process.
Coaches, health professionals, and community leaders can have a dramatic impact on people dealing with PTSD. This is where schools and churches can provide spiritual help, coupled with sports and fitness. Under normal conditions, it is estimated that 31.9 percent of adolescents are affected by an anxiety disorder. That again is under normal conditions. You throw in a disaster, like an EF-4 Tornado into the mix and you can only imagine the impact.
This is where people across our state and nation can feel like they can do something to help those in these affected areas by donating extra sports equipment they have to these coaches. This will help them to provide Psychomotor Therapy intervention to these students.
Remember, just like in our health and fitness, it is the small, consistent thing we do that has the biggest impact. What benefits the heart also benefits the mind.
TEN Rules of the Subconscious Mind-
- The subconscious mind does not differentiate between visualizations and real situations.
- The subconscious mind has no concept of time.
- The Quicker and longer the subconscious mind believes and proves something, the harder it will be to alter this belief in any way.
- Every thought causes a physical reaction. The subconscious mind can’t distinguish between a positive or negative thought.
- What you expect tends to be realized.
- Finding proof of your beliefs strengthens them.
- The subconscious mind always prevails in conflicts with the conscious mind.
- An idea, once accepted, will remain firmly in place until it is replaced by another.
- The greater the conscious effort reduces the subconscious intuitive response.
- Suggestions and beliefs can be used to “program” the subconscious mind.
Background and Scope
Operation DOG TAGS (Defenders’ Oasis Gym Tactical Athletic Geared Sports) is an important CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) intervention to help address PTSD. Operation DOG TAGS is intended for use by civilians and military personnel alike. There are 2.3 million Veterans returning home from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, and up to 20 percent of these Veterans will be affected by PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). This represents approximately 460,000 men and women that will have to deal with some form of PTSD.
PTSD is not a condition that will only affect men. Of all the Veterans that will have to deal with the effects of PTSD, 60.7% will be men and 39.3% will be women. Of the 460,000 cases of PTSD, 7.8% will have long-term effects, where other alternative treatments will be needed to address PTSD.
CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) of a Sports-Type Intervention
There is an alternative type of CBT intervention that has provided positive results known as Psychomotor Therapy, with Diet, Fitness, and Sport like golf. This intervention was developed by Albert Pesso, a dance instructor who studied with Martha Graham. This provides coordinated movement that provides both flexibility and balance. While there have been limited clinical studies of Psychomotor Therapy, its effects on PTSD have been promising. There have been a large percentage of these patients who have shown significant improvements with CBT and even recovered from PTSD in a matter of weeks not months or years.
Sports-Type intervention provides a social structure and physical activity that are crucial in both competitive and non-competitive sports and exercises. The chief benefit of using a sports-type intervention is that it involves large skeletal muscle movement and the subconscious mind where these memories are. Since balance and stability are key factors in treating PTSD, golf and yoga provide coordination, flexibility, balance, and movement of both high and low threshold muscles, (these are muscles in the limbs and the core).
The golfer must learn to synchronize a series of muscles in a sequence to create a golf swing. This provides an excellent CBT option for people dealing with PTSD to recover in a relatively short period of time, especially in a group setting. The other benefits of incorporating a golf and yoga-type exercise is that it addresses both mental and physical balance and stability, including socialization with others, especially individuals dealing with similar experiences.
Golf and yoga have evidence that they alleviate symptoms of PTSD by improving a person’s mood, confidence, and build self-confidence, self-discipline, awareness, teamwork, and communication skills. Recovery from a trauma, like PTSD, focuses on re-establishing a daily routine and patterns that includes structure and support from engaging in a group function. This provides both challenges and rewards. Group therapy provided by golf and yoga can be more effective than one-on-one type therapy, where no physical accomplishment is realized.
The significant advantage of golf and basic yoga is that they do not require special athletic skills or ability to perform. Both golf and yoga can be presented in an incremental based training format. Military personnel are very familiar with basic training and advanced training techniques presented in an incremental process, or by-the-numbers. Incremental (step-by-step) training format.
The incremental training used in Operation DOG-TAGS is based on the QATSPY® The PALMER GOLF Swing Coach APP Tech Golf Swing where two simple elements establish the entire golf swing. Two of these elements (Palmaris Flexion and Supination) that we perform on a daily basis. The third element is how a baseball batter would take the bat to the top of their swing. The Palmer Golf Swing takes advantage of a well-established muscle memory from the batter’s box and transfers this muscle memory to the tee box.
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OPERATION DOG TAGS includes the Sport of Golf to help those dealing with PTSD to address either as an individual or team sport.
I have included below TWO (2) Videos showing the Effectiveness of The PALMER GOLF Swing Coach APP TECH. One is the Bunt-Type Technique used around the green, and Second is the 295-yard Tee shot performed in The Home Depot Orange Bucket Challenge where my tee shots are landing within a 15- foot radius of the Home Depot Orange Bucket:
The Bunt-Type Pitch Shot
The Home Depot Orange Bucket Challenge Tee Shot
What is interesting about the Home Depot Orange Bucket Challenge is how the Subconscious mind works. Thought Drives Reaction, while Instincts Drives Performance. The Subconscious mind works off either Positive or Negative Thoughts with equal reaction.
NOTE: The Home Depot Orange Bucket Challenge was perform before I was going to be interview by Ned Reynolds in October 2014. Before I started losing weight.
Bonus Putting Video Showing the TICK-N-TOCK Put Technique with Left hand Low
Bonus: Also DOWNLOAD The PALMER GOLF Swing Coach APP TECH, to take your golf swing from the Batter’s Box to the Tee Box:
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