Rock Painting Therapy: A Soldier's Journey to Improved Mental Health

by Chappell, Robert, Jr.
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ISBN: 9781662909283
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Approximately 7.7 million American adults suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Those who suffer often refuse to seek help for fear of being labeled with PTSD by society. Quite often, they become isolated from family and friends, and may fear being ostracized by co-workers. Such actions frequently lead to mental well-being challenges in one's personal life, as well as in their professional work environment.

Rock Painting Therapy: A Soldier's Journey to Improved Mental Health is both a military memoir and a suggested self-help therapy option for PTSD symptoms, such as anxiety, restlessness, flashbacks, nightmares, and social adaptability issues.

Here, Robert P. Chappell, Jr., a veteran of U.S. military combat, offers readers an insider's real-life view of an individual who transformed from an Army Reservist to a combat active-duty soldier, navigating the challenges of assimilating back into peacetime and civilian life. Chappell offers a positive cognitive approach to mental wellness through rock painting by sharing strategies in selecting and designing rocks, varying ways to hide the artwork for the enjoyment of others, and the excitement in finding artistical treasures created by others in the rock art community.

Among other things, Rock Painting Therapy: A Soldier's Journey to Improved Mental Health explains:

- how rock painting can provide a therapeutic outlet for stress;

- the benefits of imprinting positive cognitive experiences over negative past memories;

- the techniques of selecting the perfect rocks, gathering the proper rock painting supplies, how to preserve the paint on rocks, where to hide rocks and safe rock adventures; and

- the adventures of rock hiding and social media clubs.

  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: Chappell, Robert, Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781662909283
  • Condition: New
  • Dimensions: 9.00 x 0.61
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English

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