Importance Of Mindfulness in Veterans
Mindfulness helps reduce anxiety and it's particularly relevant for PTSD for combat Veterans, because it teaches people to be in the moment, in the present, and not to be thinking about that combat engagement or even some of other stressful or traumatic events that could have happened.
Being mindful is being able to notice the changes within your life and your emotions rather than react to them. Once you notice them, you can choose whether acting on them is what you really want to do. Being able to be calm and collected within your thoughts is imperative.
If you sit in meditation for a little while you might begin to realize that your thoughts and emotions are not within your control — they do not define you and you should not let them define you. All that you can control is how you relate to your emotions.