Edward Tick – War and the Soul May 6, 8 pm

April 7, 2010

The Evergreen State College Presents Internationally Renowned Expert Edward Tick Speaking on ‘War and the Soul: Transforming Our Communities to Heal Our Veterans’

Free, public event takes place at 8 pm on May 6 at The Evergreen State College, Lecture Hall 1

Dr. Edward Tick will discuss the importance of restoring the necessary, proper and reciprocal relationship between society and its warriors. He will describe how warriors willingly go into harm’s way in order to protect the rest of us and our responsibilities in regard to their return, recovery and restoration to full functioning and life. Dr. Tick will also offer strategies on how communities can provide what our veterans need in order to restore the broken relationship between our society and its warriors and begin to address the incalculable losses that result from war.

Admission to this event is free. Parking is $2.00. The Evergreen State College is located at 2700 Evergreen Parkway, NW, Olympia, WA 98505. Directions to campus are available here: http://www.evergreen.edu/tour/gethere.htm

The event is presented in conjunction with two other events at Evergreen, a public showing of "Tattooed Under Fire" with Director Nancy Schiesari, on May 7, at 3:30 p.m. at The Evergreen State College, Lecture Hall 1. The college is also hosting a Veterans Summit for higher education professionals working with veterans and military communities on May 6 and May 7. More information on the conference for higher education professionals and the public events is available at www.evergreen.edu.

Thanks to our generous sponsors: The Evergreen State College Student Veterans Organization, Glidden Paint, NASPA Region V, The Evergreen State College President's Diversity Fund, Regional Education and Training Center, Squaxin Island Tribe, The Olympian, and the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.

About Edward Tick

Dr. Edward Tick is a transformational healer. He is also a mythologist, psychotherapist, poet, writer, educator, and overseas journey guide. He holds an M.A. in psychology from Goddard College and a Ph.D. in Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Tick has held positions with the American Academy of Psychotherapists and the American Holistic Medical Association. He is also an ordained interfaith minister. A practicing psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Tick specializes in work with survivors of trauma and violence — particularly combat war veterans, sexual and substance abuse victims, those with severe mental and emotional disorders, and those in need of deeply rooted psychological and spiritual healing. Tick applies his innovative model of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment based on worldwide research on spirituality, mythology and war/the warrior archetypes in order to strengthen identities.

Tick is a nationally recognized expert on the psychological, spiritual, historical and cultural aspects of war, the Vietnam Era, and PTSD. He began treating Vietnam veterans in psychotherapy in 1979 before PTSD was a diagnostic category. Since that time, he has treated veterans and survivors of WWII, the Holocaust, Korea, the Gulf War, Central American conflicts, Lebanon, the Balkan wars, the Irish civil and religious wars, the Greek Civil War, the Middle East conflicts, and the Iraq War, among others. He has also served as a consultant to community, church and veterans organizations on the treatment of veterans and the training of staff for such work. He is the co-founder of the Sanctuary International Friendship Foundation, a non-profit agency that directs and raises funds for projects to help heal war-torn Viet Nam. As an expert in both the classical Greek and Native American traditions, Tick has written a book entitled, The Practice of Dream Healing: Bringing Ancient Greek Mysteries into Modern Medicine (Quest Books 2001). Tick is also the author of War and the Soul, and The Golden Tortoise: Viet Nam Journeys.