Walking the Medicine Wheel: Healing Trauma & PTSD

Walking the Medicine Wheel: Healing Trauma & PTSD

David R. Kopacz MD & Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow)

Pointer Oak & Millichap Books (2016)

Psychiatrist and integrative physician, David Kopacz, and Native American Visionary, Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow), create a healing path that leads home for our veterans suffering trauma and PTSD. Even after leaving the war zone, combat-readiness persists in veterans’ nervous systems which have been trained for the culture of war. This book uses the circular pathway of the medicine wheel to re-train the nervous system and re-acculturate veterans back into the peace of civilian culture.

Walking the medicine wheel gives trauma and pain a purpose as a path of initiation which transforms warriors into warrior-citizens. Walking the medicine wheel integrates the inner directions of body, emotion, mind, and spirit within the circle of the four outer directions. The book provides practical exercises of guided imagery and ceremonies to help returning veterans find peace in their hearts and in their minds―a peace that all of us in society seek and yet will not be able to achieve until we all have come home.

With a foreword by Ed Tick (author of War & the Soul and Warrior’s Return) the book also includes full color artwork by Joseph and David.