War Veterans Overcome PTSD With America Square Dancing

** OGTV celebrates our heroes on Veteran's Day with an uplifting story about an organization that has a unique way of helping soldiers recover from PTSD. **

War Veterans can have a hard time dealing with adjusting to life after war. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects nearly 3 million veterans! Dancing Well: The Soldier Project is dedicated to bringing the healing power of music, dance, and community to veterans and families coping with PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI).


Their mission is to restore the well-being of veterans and families affected by PTSD or TBI through community dance. Dancing Well was born out of Ex. Directors, Deborah Denenfeld's, belief in the healing power of dance.

In a pilot program with soldiers at Fort Knox, she worked closely with staff psychiatrist Edwin O. Walker to develop and implement a dance series specifically attuned to the needs of soldiers with PTSD and/or brain injury and the results were incredible, changing the lives of the vets who participated.

"I tailored the dance experience so that these people could all be successful and feel good about themselves," Deborah note. "After about 5 minutes of dancing they're smiling, after 7 minutes they are grinning and laughing, and stay that way the rest of the night."

Watch how Deborah's approach gives soldiers happy nights they can cherish!

This video was produced by Lucia Nazzaro and shot/edited by David Kastan.

Learn more at: http://www.dancingwell.org

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