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British Army sending 4000 troops to India for Meditation to counter PTSD

British Government is planning on sending its troops returning from Afghanistan to India for meditation to they can de-stress to ward off the PTSD.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is no longer a fancy psychological term only found in bulky books and journals on the subject. It’s a reality countries involved in wars are grappling with on a day-to-day basis, and which has forced them to look for solutions to help troops dodge and beat the condition

Keeping this in mind, the British army approached the Bihar tourism board with a proposition to allow 4,000 of its battle-fatigued troops, all practicing Buddhists, to visit Bodh Gaya so they can de-stress via meditation under the holy ‘Mahabodhi’ tree at the ancient haven of Buddhism.

Come January, the troops will start arriving in batches of 100-150 to spend a week at Bodh Gaya and Sarnath in a bid to seek mental peace after their prolonged involvement in the war against terror in different countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq. (Source)

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