Combat trauma recovery program to start

REBOOT Combat Recovery, a nonprofit support system that focuses on healing the spiritual and moral injuries of war, is hosting its first free, 12-week combat trauma recovery course in Kahului starting Aug. 29.

Created to help service members and their families work through their post-traumatic stress and rejoin civilian life, the course addresses the concept of soul wounds in an effort to heal the mind, body and soul.

The approach offers a blend of clinical insight and faith-based support in the form of weekly classes that include topic-based instruction, class discussions, homework, group exercises and a family-style meal.

In contrast to traditional mental health treatment options, REBOOT is led by volunteers and provides practical solutions for healing moral injuries, which has led to reduced suicide deaths, increased veteran employment, decreased divorce rates and restored communities.

“For the last five years, we at Point Man International Ministries hadn’t found any adequate programs that were Christ-centered and covered the important spiritual aspect of PTSD — until REBOOT,” said Ed Gazmen, leader of the Kahului course on why he got involved. “I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the community that helped me. These meetings, and the relationships formed, are so important to healing our military families and restoring community.”

For information on the next local REBOOT course, contact Gazmen at gazmnn@yahoo.com.

All courses are free and open to participants and their spouses. The Kahului course includes refreshments.

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