A quiet place for the veteran, soldier, sailor, airman, Marine to reflect on service time and civilian transition; refine communication skills; reconnect to education, training, work.
Rebuild Your Narrative
Often, catharsis is seen as an ‘Either-Or’ choice; a dilemma that veterans shouldn’t have to face. Your Military Life is a quiet place for the veteran, solider, sailor, airman or Marine to reflect on, understand and give meaning to service time and civilian transition.
By exploring life narratives, veterans and troops are better able to move from the past through the present and into the future. The notion that “what we can begin to write about, we can begin to own” becomes more than a cliché for veterans examining their lives.
Your Military Life guides the reader through writing a life story, refining communication skills and reconnecting their path to the world of work, education and social interaction.
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Book’s availability date: Fall 2015
“To speak is pain, but silence too is pain.” The Yes-or-No to therapy dilemma vets face is illogical.
Helpful visual logic for story and communication skills development
Further details about this important book
Suicide rates for veterans are astonishingly high
The Book’s companion Website is available to all readers
Online Reader Workbench for Web access to full book + digital workspace
The book’s blog covers broader narrative and communication topics for veterans, troops, their families and caregivers
Helpful resource sections + indexing make it easy to find what’s needed
Live book workshops and author Q&As: In-store and Online
Author: Mark Bottita, 2014 Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, North Central Region
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“As a student, veteran, father, husband, and soldier, I was pleased to observe Professor Bottita challenge young students to think more deeply about their lives. His level of professionalism is a credit to the university and department.”
—student, Indiana University South Bend
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