Well that pays the editor and designer, the next $7000 go to the proofreader and printer. (Author always comes last, it's a law of the universe.) BTW, the cover design is coming soon.
It's only day two and thanks to your generosity we've past the $6,000 mark! People keep saying to me that sharing is caring, so please share this and show that you care. Helping others heal helps heal society.
I'm being interviewed on Afternoons with Ryk Goddard, ABC Local Radio, listen in nationally or go to the live stream https://radio.abc.net.au/stations/local_sydney/live?play=true
This afternoon I was interviewed about yoga for trauma recovery on national ABC radio - it's available for 7 days - go to 1:45:40 on the timer to listen. https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/peylQMW07D?play=true The interviewer is Ryk Goddard.
"Yoga has changed my life. It has brought me back from the brink."
Australian war veteran
Monday morning is yoga time at Mates4Mates, Hobart. War
veterans and their partners practise yoga postures,
breathing, relaxation and meditation.
Find out more about how yoga at Mates4Mates helps
war veterans. Watch this report from 7.30, the ABC's nightly
current affairs program.
" Yoga came along at the right time and saved my life, without any doubt." Australian war veteran
Every week I teach yoga to war veterans who have served in conflicts around the world. Some of the Vietnam veterans have suffered with posttraumatic stress disorder for decades before trying yoga. Suddenly they learn how to relax, how to breathe, how to put aside intrusive and disturbing thoughts, how to stretch tensions out of their tired bodies. When they practise regularly the symptoms of PTSD just start to disappear. No more insomnia, nightmares, flashbacks, panic attacks, physical pain, headaches... the list goes on. They gradually get better and smiles replace worried frowns.
It's a sad fact that more Australian veterans of the Middle East conflicts have killed themselves since returning home than were killed in action. Coming home should be a return to peace but when the inner battles rage on, suicide can seem the only way out of a living hell.
Yoga prevents suicide. Publishing this book will save lives.