Peaceful Minds is a non-profit community wellness center offering free complimentary therapies such as acupuncture, massage therapy, reiki, yoga and meditation to combat veterans that may be suffering from service related post combat stress, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain.
Peaceful Minds helps to educate new and effective coping and self regulation skills. Our services assist veterans to successfully return and acclimate to civilian life.
The long-term societal costs of service related stress disorders include lost productivity amongst veterans, homelessness, domestic violence; increased rates of substance abuse and suicide are well documented. Peaceful Minds will create a safe and peaceful environment for veterans in which to heal and more successfully re-integrate into the mainstream.
Peaceful Minds will be the first non-profit organization in New York State to serve combat veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom with complementary therapies free of charge.
The benefits of integrating Eastern and Western Medicine are widely known. Integrated services are becoming more main stream and are offered at the most prestigious medical centers and higher learning institutions such as Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and New York University.