Virtual EMDR partners with Navy SEAL Foundation to help heroes struggling after combat duty
Navy SEALs often struggle with Trauma and PTSD when returning to civilian life after intense combat deployments. Virtual EMDR therapy sessions can help.
Boulder, Colorado Sep 1, 2022 (Issuewire.com) - Virtual EMDR Eye Movement Therapy (www.virtualemdr.com), an online, self-guided trauma therapy program that provides thousands of EMDR sessions each month to clients worldwide, is teaming up with the SEAL Future Foundation (www.sealff.org), a non-profit organization that provides Navy SEALs with services to support their well-being, education, and careers as they transition out of military service and return to civilian life.
"SEALs transitioning from the operational tempo of military deployment to civilian life sometimes struggle with the massive and sudden change to their day-to-day routine," Joey Fio, SEAL Future Foundation spokesman and former SEAL said. "And they don't necessarily want to sit down and talk to a stranger about their problems. So, because our guys can do the Virtua EMDR sessions on their own, we thought it might be a good fit."
Developed by mental health experts and therapy practitioners, Virtual EMDR follows established protocols used by millions of people in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which was first developed in the early 1990s. This revolutionary integrative psychotherapy approach has been extensively tested and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and related emotional disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and grief.
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"We're honored and excited to partner with the SEAL Future Foundation. It's a privilege for our company to be able to give back to these outstanding men who have risked everything for our country," Jeff Tejcek, founder of the Virtual EMDR Therapy Program said. "Even after their formal service has ended, SEALs have so much to give our communities in the form of teaching others how to be capable and courageous, and we should do everything we can to help make this possible."
This partnership is part of Virtual EMDR's ongoing commitment to America's military service members, their families, and our veterans. In the last 5 years, Virtual EMDR has provided its program to thousands of active military, military veterans, first responders, and their families.
Years of intense missions can result in significant post-traumatic stress and brain injury that can lead to crippling depression, addiction, and sometimes even suicide. And many combat vets are unwilling to admit that they are struggling with the mental after-effects of deployment because they feel pressure to be strong, and infallible, and never show weakness.
Virtual EMDR addresses this issue by tailoring its programs specifically so that people can work through their emotional symptoms at their own pace, anonymously, or when their symptoms strike without needing a therapist present. There's no need to tell a stranger your most personal feelings or fears.
Research shows that long-term contact with a person struggling with PTSD and anxiety can cause secondary traumatic stress so Virtual EMDR's online suites programs are also being offered free for spouses, partners, and family members of SEALs.
About SEAL Future Foundation
Founded in 2012, the SEAL Future Foundation (SFF) is the premiere military transition partner for U.S. Navy SEALs. Its mission is to provide Navy SEALs with a foundation that supports their well-being, education, and career to continue a life of service within their communities. The SFF is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit organization that provides a comprehensive suite of free lifetime resources to prepare active duty and veteran SEALs for success in the civilian world. For more information, visit www.sealff.org.
About Virtual EMDR
Virtual EMDR (www.virtualemdr.com) is the leading online self-guided EMDR Eye Movement Therapy program based on the proven protocols of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy. Developed by mental health experts and practitioners, Virtual EMDR provides thousands of successful EMDR therapy sessions each month and has grown to become the provider of more EMDR sessions than any other organization in the world. Virtual EMDR's proprietary platform and technology help clients address the emotional distress caused by trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health disorders. For media or partnership enquiries, contact [email protected]
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