Mission Reconnect is an award-winning, evidence-based online program of mind and body therapies that support physical, mental and relationship health in Veterans and their partners. The program was developed and found effective in research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and was honored with the Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award for 2017 by the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. The research (a randomized controlled trial done in four cities with members of all branches of the military) found that both veterans and their partners experienced significant decreases in measures of PTSD, depression, stress levels, irritability, anxiety and pain, and significant increases in resilience and self-compassion.Users register for the program on the main website, and can access its instruction on both the website and the companion app to learn life-long wellness skills they can use at home. The program provides both video and audio instruction in 12 practices known to shift neurochemistry and ease pain. Practices taught include a set of mindfulness-related stress reduction and contemplative practices, as well as partner massage for reciprocal use.As a self-directed program, users focus on strategies they find most beneficial. Veterans and their partners can use the practices individually and together at home. The Mission Reconnect research found benefits for both Veterans and their partners. Body, mind and spirit: Reduces stress, depression, tension, pain, irritability and sleep problems. Increases compassion, resiliency and interpersonal support. Strengthen relationships: Share with your partner for mutual support and encouragement. Learn simple massage techniques to reduce stress and deepen your connection. You're in control: A variety of techniques are offered -- from mindfulness to massage and more. They will empower you to regulate your own moods and neurochemistry. Try them all and discover what works best for you. Reduce post-traumatic stress: Users with PTSD have significant reductions in symptom levels with the Mission Reconnect program. For singles or couples: Connect more deeply with yourself. Most practices can be used by singles and don't require a partner.
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