AmyDB Wrote:
Feb 05, 2013 12:08 AM
It _DOES_ help her in her struggle to reconnect with the civilian world because there are other people at the range when we shoot. I have real experience with PTSD. It's also a common modality of making a bridge between the therapist & the patient. My daughter can now see the other people at the range not as targets or enemy combatants but just as people who love to shoot. This reconnection is essential to the proper treatment of PTSD. There's another reason to the range..... It's called desensitization. Since so many things can sound like gunfire the Veterans profit by being exposed to the sound & thus becoming inured to it rather than remaining hyper sensitive to it & possibly reacting to the sound in adverse ways