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Military OneSource Guided Imagery

MCFP_sealMilitary OneSource offers many free tools for managing the stress of military life.  Chill Drill is a series of audio recordings designed to help with stress reduction.  The audio series is also available in an audio player.  A description of the each recording and a downloable mp3 can be found HERE.

Chill Drill 1 – Overview
Heidi J. Bauer, MSW, LCSW, a therapist specializing in working with service members and their families, presents an overview of her four simple drills to help reverse the symptoms of stress. These drills can help slow your heart rate, lower your blood pressure, and reduce the level of stress hormones in your body. By doing these drills regularly, you can lower your baseline stress level and be better prepared to deal with stress in the future.

Chill Drill 2 – Tuning In
Heidi J. Bauer presents the first of her four drills to help reverse the symptoms of stress. This drill provides exercises that help you become focused, calm, alert, relaxed, and ready.

Chill Drill 3 – Releasing Stress
Heidi J. Bauer presents the second of her four drills to help reverse the symptoms of stress. This drill provides exercises designed to rid your mind of negative thoughts and instill a feeling of calmness and safety.

Chill Drill 4 – Easing Back Pain
Heidi J. Bauer presents the third of her four drills to help reverse the symptoms of stress. This drill provides exercises targeted to releasing stress in your neck, shoulders, and back, allowing you to have a well-rested body.

Chill Drill 5 – Getting to Sleep
Heidi J. Bauer presents part one of the fourth of her four drills to help reverse the symptoms of stress. This drill provides exercises designed to help you fall asleep and to improve the quality of your sleep so that you become mentally stronger and more alert.

Chill Drill 6 – Getting to Sleep
Heidi J. Bauer presents part two of the fourth of her four drills to help reverse the symptoms of stress. This drill provides exercises designed to help you fall asleep and to improve the quality of your sleep so that you become mentally stronger and more alert.

Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more.

Military OneSource has policy and programmatic information, helpful resources, products, articles and tips on numerous topics related to military life. Services are available 24 hours a day by telephone and online. In addition to the website support, Military OneSource offers call center and online support for consultations on a number of issues such as spouse education and career opportunities, issues specific to families with a member with special needs, health coaching, financial support and resources.

Military OneSource also offers non-medical counseling services online, via telephone, or face to face. Eligible individuals may receive non-medical counseling addressing issues requiring short-term attention, including everyday stressors, deployment and reintegration concerns, parenting, grief and loss, and marital problems as well as assistance with financial management, taxes, career services, health and wellness, and much more. This personalized support is available 24/7 no matter where you live or serve.

One Response to “Military OneSource Guided Imagery”

  1. Shanna Smith says:

    Heidi I met you at the frg meeting at Chula Vista on Saturday. I have fibromyalgia and received one of the chill drills. I am pleased to say that I love it and think that it will be Helpful for relaxation but I wonder if there was a way to make a version targeted for fibromyalgia patients. Why I ask is because fibromyalgia patients can not mentally relax during a flare up and thusly the pain intensifies. I’m wondering if there is a way to create a play list that would help target the issues associated with the flares and over ride the mind so that it can relax. Kind of like redirecting the mind from focusing on the pain in a way that it can focus on the treatment instead and then slowly relax the muscles so that they no longer hurt.

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