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Wellness Warriors: Celebrating Complementary Therapies to Combat PTSD in our Veteran Community

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

1:00 PM-5:30 PM

The Drexel University Office of Veteran Student Services, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC, AMELIO Media, LLC and the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs at the University of Pennsylvania welcome you to this afternoon event to explore how complementary therapies are being offered to promote wellness in the military community. This program provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about the VA’s Whole Health initiative which is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips Veterans to take charge of their health and well-being and live their life to the fullest.  The program also provides information about complementary therapies offered in our communities to help Veterans achieve wellness and combat PTSD.  The event features a presentation about new programming offered at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC and a panel of practitioners who are using complementary therapies in the military community.  In addition, there will be a film screening at 1:30-3pm with Nicole Amelio-Casper, the producer and director of, The Journey Back to Normal – A Look at Complementary Therapies to Combat PTSD;  which explores the overwhelming effectiveness of equine, canine and outdoor and nature therapies.  To learn more about the film, visit: The day ends with a networking reception from 3:45 to 5:30pm to give participants the opportunity to learn more from those who are doing this work in our community.  This event will be livestreamed.  If you would like to watch remotely, please email Rebecca Weidensaul at rebecca@drexel.edufor the link.

Contact Information

Rebecca Weidensaul

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DiPiero Grand Meeting Room and Rose Terrace
Gerri C. LeBow Hall
3220 Market Street


  • Everyone
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