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20
Jan

“We can’t solve problems if we use the same kind of thinking that created them.” Albert Einstein.

On Sunday January 18, 2015 the New York Times Week in Review had a lead article by Dick Morris, a veteran of the Iraq war diagnosed with PTSD. He was very compelling in describing his negative experience with an intervention called Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET). PET includes regular re-exposure, over time, to the images, sights, […]

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08
Nov

NYC Federal Reserve Bank Supports Veterans Reintegration

Recently, I was fortunate to participate on a panel at New York City’s Federal Reserve Bank in honor of Veterans Day. The bank has had a veterans network made up of employees who served in the military for many years now. They sponsor programs for their employees to not only sensitize them to the challenges […]

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24
Oct

PEACEBUILDER PROJECT: RWANDA

Our Peacebuilder Project in Rwanda had a very generative beginning over 2 weeks in late September. This project is a collaborative effort between Threshold GlobalWorks and the Center for Council, (www.centerforcouncil.org ) which is based in California. It incorporates the council model of relationship building and deep listening with our SRM self-regulation skills and attention […]

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24
Oct

STRONGER TOGETHER: RETREAT

Our retreat for women veterans (and one active duty Canadian) was an amazing and gratifying experience. A diverse group of 30 women came together to share perspectives and build community. What is so striking is how many women had not gathered with other veterans before. This kind of isolation from others who have a shared […]

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19
Aug

EXCITING NEWS AT THRESHOLD GLOBALWORKS!

Loree Sutton has been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio as the NYC Commissioner of Veterans’ Affairs, a position she will assume on September 2, 2014 (see link below for details). Effective immediately, she is stepping down from her role as Co-Director, Threshold GlobalWorks, LLC, transferring full directorship duties to Laurie Leitch. We look forward to tackling […]

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28
Apr

What’s “Organizational Plasticity” Got to Do With It?

As springtime gets underway we have been reflecting with gratitude and excitement on the ways in which our work is expanding and the many individuals and organizations that share our goal of building “communities that work.” We started Threshold GlobalWorks in order to expand beyond a focus on individual-level resilience to systems-level resilience. Work and […]

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15
Jan

WAR AND INK: IMAGES AND STORIES TOLD THROUGH TATTOOS

Laurie Leitch and Brigadier General (ret.) Loree Sutton are in the process of putting together a book about the war-related tattoos of OEF/OIF active military and veterans. The book is intended to be a way to inform the public about the war experience through image and story. If you have a tattoo that reflects your experience […]

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06
Nov

Thinking Outside the Box

A better title for this would be “Thinking Outside the Brain.” Are you familiar with the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT? The work being done there reflects the extraordinary pace at which understanding of the health and disease of the human brain is growing. Research coming from the labs of this leading neuroscience […]

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03
Jul

Bottom-Up

Because I’m a science geek I am always on the lookout for new developments in neuroscience. My best excuse for trolling all the neuroscience sites I can find is so that our Social Resilience Model Training is always on the leading edge. This morning, I came across this introduction to an article in Cerebrum, a […]

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04
Mar

War and Ink: Images and Stories Told Through Tattoos

Laurie Leitch (L.leitch@comcast.net) and Brigadier General (ret.) Loree Sutton are in the process of putting together a book about the war-related tattoos of OEF/OIF active military and veterans. The book is intended to be a way to inform the public about the war experience through image and story. If you have a tattoo that reflects […]

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