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Jerry (VAJARA)

Serving and Welcome Home for Vets

Our Vets, Returning Warriors and Families deserve Health Care Our Country has been in Wars for the past 12 years and most of our returning vets experience, little to no respect or appreciation for their Service to US--lack compassion, understanding, empathy, and, most importantly, resources, meaningful work, intensive and extensive Integrative and Holistic 'Health' Services. Our Vets have been stressed, anxious and depressed with years of preparation, readiness, long deployments while experiencing Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Family-Social Injuries to every system....what effects-affects one system, affects every other system, including the Family....come on, Psychiatry and Psychology have never cured anyone of the Disorders and have only created the VA Shuffle for their cocktails and a Psychic Tattoo or Shadow, for Life--sick care is Sick. Health=Whole Being in equilibrium, balance and harmony...all systems are interacting and relating completely. We are One Body-Mind-Spirit; however, our unfinished life business--our plans, expectations, dreams and aspirations are not completed to our satisfaction or judgment. Learning from these life experiences, no matter how tragic, is just as important as learning to walk and ride our bikes or horses or whatever feels good under your But and allows you to feel energy moving through the body with feelings of freedom and vitality. Free at Last!!!!:) Ahhhhhhh Visit our International Injured Warrior Program: http://jerryvestinjuredwarrior.com
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Learning to Learn & Play with Children

This Integrative Health blog will focus on teaching, learning and playing with our children. The key, for me,  is maintaining an open, honest, loving and respectful relationship. Mindfulness is a way to be one with our children and grandchildren as their instincts are clearly tuned in to our interactions--verbally and non-verbally. In this blog I will introduce creative activities that we enjoy. While having fun, we are promoting health, learning and developing skills. Also, I will introduce art, music, dance, martial arts, writing, exercise, biking and other methods for maintaining high levels of consciousness. Mindfulness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We've all heard the adage - "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" -- makes Jill dull as well. Do visit the "Supporting Children to Learn through Play" by the Canadian Child Care Foundation.

This Blog and My HomePage allows me to share some of my favorite integrative practices, policies, methods and activities that I use in my professional practice , in my classes and for self-care. I am very enthusiastic about  including logs related to my professional and personal experiences while being mindful of our social work core values, practice methods/skills, knowledge of human development & behavior,  and of interactions and relationships of our natural and social environments.

Hope you enjoy ...

Jerry Vest, ACSW/LISW/LMT - Holistic Social Worker, Ft. Bliss Restoration & Resilience Center and Professor Emeritus - NMSU School of Social Work



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