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Once a Warrior: And Wired For Life illustrates how to turn negatives into positives and assists our highly trained military personnel in utilizing their tremendous potential in achieving success and happiness after their release from military service. This book highlights the path along the way to transitioning from warrior to civilian. The authors of Down Range: to Iraq a ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Rittenhouse Book Distributors
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Benjamin Uke
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: military, psychology
A quick 'how-to' guide for soldiers on how to reintegrate into society. The act of transitioning is a hard one and this one has the bonus of being written by actual veterans who made the shift, it includes sections focusing on Combat Operation Stress (COS) and PTSD.

A good idea, given how many soldiers grow up INTO the military and find it hard to identify their own emotions, and acknowledge the defensive mental barrier surrounding them.
Jason Holderieath
Jan 09, 2013 rated it liked it
I don't know, it's not bad, maybe it just wasn't the time for me. I have been home for a few years now.
Mar 03, 2009 rated it liked it
This book is meant to aid soldiers coming back from a deployment to readjust to civilian life again. The most helpful part of the book is when the author talks about reframing some behaviors that were appropriate for a war zone and are no longer needed (like carrying a locked and loaded weapon all the time, or using aggression when dealing adversity). The least important part of the book is when it becomes the yellow pages for organizations that help veterans. It is nice to know your resources b ...more
Dr. Ruth Neustifter
Sep 11, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Therapists, Military, Loved Ones of Military
An excellent and quick read for those who are interested in what it is like to re-integrate back into civilian society after serving in our armed forces. Written with all soldiers (of all branches of the armed forces) in mind, it is friendly and comes from an applied perspective that is useful for therapists without being heavily theoretical. Real life examples are abundant, unfortunately so are minor typos. Still, nothing big enough to distract from the value of the text. Recommended for those ...more
Apr 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: military
this is a quick read. it's very gentle (which at times might seem patronizing). it's not the only resource you would want to have, but the authors offer a lot of reassurance and support and encouragement.
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Dr. Bridget Cantrell was appointed the 2008 and 2004 Outstanding Female Non-Veteran for her service to veterans by the Governor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2008, she received the Didi Hirsch Foundation Leadership Award for Erasing the Stigma of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
She has her Doctorate of Philosophy in Cl