SOUL REPAIR RECOVERING FROM MORAL INJURY AFTER WAR

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Soul Repair

Author : Rita Nakashima Brock
ISBN : 9780807029084
Genre : Psychology
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The first book to explore the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities Although veterans make up only 7 percent of the U.S. population, they account for an alarming 20 percent of all suicides. And though treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder has undoubtedly alleviated suffering and allowed many service members returning from combat to transition to civilian life, the suicide rate for veterans under thirty has been increasing. Research by Veterans Administration health professionals and veterans’ own experiences now suggest an ancient but unaddressed wound of war may be a factor: moral injury. This deep-seated sense of transgression includes feelings of shame, grief, meaninglessness, and remorse from having violated core moral beliefs. Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini, who both grew up in families deeply affected by war, have been working closely with vets on what moral injury looks like, how vets cope with it, and what can be done to heal the damage inflicted on soldiers’ consciences. In Soul Repair, the authors tell the stories of four veterans of wars from Vietnam to our current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan—Camillo “Mac” Bica, Herman Keizer Jr., Pamela Lightsey, and Camilo Mejía—who reveal their experiences of moral injury from war and how they have learned to live with it. Brock and Lettini also explore its effect on families and communities, and the community processes that have gradually helped soldiers with their moral injuries. Soul Repair will help veterans, their families, members of their communities, and clergy understand the impact of war on the consciences of healthy people, support the recovery of moral conscience in society, and restore veterans to civilian life. When a society sends people off to war, it must accept responsibility for returning them home to peace.
Category: Psychology

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ISBN : 9780807029077
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Zahra S Paradise

Author : Amir
ISBN : 3868731032
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Während der Proteste gegen die gefälschten Wahlen vom 16. Juni 2009 im Iran verschwindet der junge Mann Mehdi spurlos. Seine Mutter und sein Bruder - ein Blogger - machen sich auf eine verzweifelte Suche nach ihm: im Internet, in den Krankenhäusern, in den Gefängnissen und auf den Friedhöfen der Islamischen Republik. Sie geben die Hoffnung nicht auf und versuchen, die Erinnerung an den verlorenen Sohn und Bruder wachzuhalten. Dabei kämpfen sie mutig gegen die Institutionen, um die Wahrheit zu erfahren, und stoßen auf eine dunkle Welt des Grauens.
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Tribe

Author : Sebastian Junger
ISBN : 9783641203610
Genre : Social Science
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Unser Trauma: eine Gesellschaft ohne Gemeinschaft. »Entbehrungen machen dem Menschen nichts aus, er ist sogar auf sie angewiesen; worunter er jedoch leidet, ist das Gefühl, nicht gebraucht zu werden. Die moderne Gesellschaft hat die Kunst perfektioniert, Menschen das Gefühl der Nutzlosigkeit zu geben. Es ist an der Zeit, dem ein Ende zu setzen.« Sebastian Junger Warum beschließen Soldaten nach ihrer Rückkehr aus dem Krieg und in die Heimat, sich zu neuen Einsätzen zu melden? Warum sind Belastungsstörungen und Depressionen in unserer modernen Gesellschaft so virulent? Warum erinnern sich Menschen oft sehnsüchtiger an Katastrophenerfahrungen als an Hochzeiten oder Karibikurlaube? Mit Tribe hat Sebastian Junger eines der meistdiskutierten Werke des Jahres vorgelegt. Er erklärt, was wir von Stammeskulturen über Loyalität, Gemeinschaftsgefühl und die ewige Suche des Menschen nach Sinn lernen können.
Category: Social Science

Selbstvergebung Durch Schuldkompetenz

Author : Konrad Stauss
ISBN : 9783732348923
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Schuldempfinden ist für diejenigen, die sich schuldig fühlen, eine schwere Last, die man jedoch nicht so ohne Weiteres los wird, denn Schuld sitzt mitunter sehr tief. Doch was genau ist Schuld, wie entsteht sie und wie kann man sie verarbeiten? Dieser Frage widmet sich der erfahrene Psychotherapeut Dr. Konrad Stauss und zeigt unter anderem, dass Schuld individuell empfunden wird, eingebildet sein kann oder aufoktroyiert. Die Last der Schuld kann man durch Vergebung ablegen, aber wenn es niemanden gibt, der einem vergeben kann, außer einem selbst, wird es schwierig. Das Erleben von Schuld und deren Bewältigung werden vor dem Hintergrund des Verständnisses der jüdisch-christlichen Spiritualität, der Ergebnisse der modernen Moralforschung, der Bindungsforschung, der neurobiologischen Forschung und der Selbstvergebungsforschung beschrieben. Aus diesen Grundlagen werden konkrete Interventionen abgeleitet und mit zahlreichen Fallbeispielen anschaulich dargestellt. Die spannende Frage ist: wie ist die Ökonomie der Schuld? Das heißt, wie kann man Schuld kompetent so bewältigen und zum Ausgleich bringen, dass man seinen inneren Seelenfrieden trotz der Schuld wiedererlangen kann? Das vorliegende Buch versucht auf diese Frage eine Antwort zu geben.
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Jarhead

Author : Anthony Swofford
ISBN : 3596161827
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Moral Injury

Author : Tom Frame
ISBN : 9781742247519
Genre : Political Science
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This collection of essays from ex-soldiers, military historians, chaplains and psychologists examines the unseen wounds sustained by Australians deployed to armed conflict, peacekeeping missions, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. While many psychical injuries heal, there is growing awareness that unseen wounds affecting the mind and the spirit are often the deepest and the most lasting. This book, the first Australian examination of moral injury, shows there are no easy answers and no simple solutions. It suggests where existing approaches are misguided, and how a multi-disciplinary approach is needed to gain a better sense of moral injury.
Category: Political Science

Exploring Moral Injury In Sacred Texts

Author : Joseph McDonald
ISBN : 9781784505912
Genre : Religion
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Moral injury is a profound violation of a human being's core moral identity through experiences of violence or trauma. This is the first book in which scholars from different faith and academic backgrounds consider the concept of moral injury not merely from a pastoral or philosophical point of view but through critical engagement with the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and American Civil Religion. This collection of essays explores the ambiguities of personal culpability among both perpetrators and victims of violence and the suffering involved in accepting personal agency in trauma. Contributors provide fresh and compelling readings of texts from different faith traditions and use their findings to reflect on real-life strategies for recovery from violations of core moral beliefs and their consequences such as shame, depression and addiction. With interpretations of the sacred texts, contributors reflect on the concerns of the morally-injured today and offer particular aspects of healing from their communities as support, making this a groundbreaking contribution to the study of moral injury and trauma.
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War And Moral Injury

Author : Robert Emmet Meagher
ISBN : 9781498296793
Genre : Psychology
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Moral Injury has been called the “signature wound” of today’s wars. It is also as old as the human record of war, as evidenced in the ancient war epics of Greece, India, and the Middle East. But what exactly is Moral Injury? What are its causes and consequences? What can we do to prevent or limit its occurrence among those we send to war? And, above all, what can we do to help heal afflicted warriors? This landmark volume provides an invaluable resource for those looking for answers to these questions. Gathered here are some of the most far-ranging, authoritative, and accessible writings to date on the topic of Moral Injury. Contributors come from the fields of psychology, theology, philosophy, psychiatry, law, journalism, neuropsychiatry, classics, poetry, and, of course, the profession of arms. Their voices find common cause in informing the growing, international conversation on war and war’s deepest and most enduring invisible wound. Few may want to have this myth-challenging, truth-telling conversation, but it is one we must have if we truly wish to help those we send to fight our wars.
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Proverbs Of Ashes

Author : Rita Nakashima Brock
ISBN : 9780807067888
Genre : Religion
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Rebecca Parker was a young minister in Seattle when a woman walked into her church and asked if God really wanted her to accept her husband's beatings and bear them gladly, as Jesus bore the cross. Parker knew, at that moment, that if she were to answer the woman's question truthfully she would have to rethink her theology. And she would have to think hard about some of the choices she was making in her own life. When Rita Nakashima Brock was a young child growing up in Kansas, kids taunted her viciously, calling her names like "Chink" or "Jap." She learned to pretend that she did not feel the sting of scorn and the humiliation of contempt. The solitude and silence of her suffering-decreed by both her mother's Japanese culture and her father's Christian heritage-kept the wound alive. It was the gap between knowledge born of personal experience and traditional theology that led Rita Brock and Rebecca Parker to write this emotionally gripping and intellectually rich exploration of the doctrine of the atonement. Using an unusual combination of memoir and theology in the tradition of Augustine's Confessions, they lament the inadequacy of how Christian tradition has interpreted the violence that happened to Jesus. Ultimately, they argue, the idea that the death of Jesus on the cross saves us reveals a sanctioning of violence at the heart of Christianity. Brock and Parker draw on a wide array of intimate stories about family violence, the sexual abuse of children, racism, homophobia, and war to reveal how they came to understand the widespread damage being done by this theology. But the authors also undertake their own arduous and unexpected journeys to recover from violence and to assist others to do so. On these journeys they discover communities that begin to give them the strength to question the destructive ideas they have internalized, and the strength to seek out an alternative vision of Christianity, one based on healing and love. Proverbs of Ashes is both a condemnation of bad theology and a passionate search for what truly saves us. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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