BTU #123 - The Veterans Yoga Project (Dr. Dan Libby)

"With all of these practices, if we drill down on what's actually happening with them, it is just a shift in your nervous system. Being able to connect the mind and the body and the breath via this system in your body that is designed to succeed and live inline with your values and goals." - Dr. Dan Libby

Thanks to Tim Avery, btu #12 for the intro to Dan.

Dr. Dan Libby is the founder and executive director of Veterans Yoga Project (VYP). He has empowered veterans and their communities to access healing resources and find resilience both within themselves and through connection with others. He has developed the Mindful Resilience Training for Trauma Recovery; a workshop created for yoga teachers and mental health clinicians who in turn bring this work to their veterans and communities.  He's a licensed clinical psychologist, and holds a B.S. in Psychology from the The University of Montana and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University.

Why to Listen:

  • Veterans on the show often talk about meditation as a way to stay grounded and be more productive at work. This is a great episode for exploring that and other helpful practices to keep you at your best inside and outside of work.

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Show Notes

  • What was the genesis of the Veterans Yoga Project?
  • How would you explain VYP to someone on Active Duty?
  • Is there an experiential part of this we could start with to give listeners a sense of the sort of tools you provide?
  • In your work with Veterans, what are common objections or reserves you see about this sort of work?
  • What are aspects of your work that you have seen be most beneficial to veterans?
  • What other resources - books, programs, podcasts, etc - would you recommend to listeners
  • Final words of wisdom to audience?