Robin Carnes teaches at the week-long Significant Others Support Group offered through Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC), a component center of Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. The group encourages the use of mind-body practices including iRest, breathing practices and Qi Gong, to help relax and promote mental and physical health.
Military significant others who face unique challenges may find relief from complementary practices they can do in the comfort of their own homes to manage stress.
These practices, tested by participants in our Significant Others Support Group, can help people become more aware of their bodies, manage their moods, have greater mental focus and problem-solve, even when there’s a lot going on. Most importantly, many group participants continue these practices at home well after graduating the DHCC program.
iRest, breathing practices and Qi Gong are three simple, easy-to-learn, self-care practices that most anyone can do in just a few minutes.