This is a true story of Marine Sargent Aaron Quinonez and dealing with emotional and life situations. He talks about how he was suffered with PTSD and all the symptons that go along with it, anger, depression, panic attacks, stress, and dealing with everyday life. He writes about how you can deal with this and how to get back into society after you serve your country. Each chapter deals with a certain topic and gives great explanations and ways of dealing with the issues.
I would recommend this to anyone that has served their country, their family, friends and everyone else as this book explains to everyone what PTSD really is and it gives great examples of what these service men and women are going through. I loved the exercise on page 97 to count the gray flags, the photo given was of gray and white flags... then after 15 seconds you are asked how many gray flags? how many white flags? and how you don't know about the white flags because you were focused on the gray flags as you were told in the beginning. That is how our brain works, we only focus on what we are given and see more of. This is a great book to read and understand how you can overcome trauma, you don't need to service your country to understand, read and have this book help you and others.
About the Book
Author: SGT Q
Release Date: April 22, 2020
In this new war, the battlefield of the mind, hope would become my new ammunition, and the mission field would be the centerpiece of my new battlefield.
A proud Marine since right out of high school, Aaron Quinonez (Sgt Q) was trained to fight the enemy and was prepared for war. When he volunteered for a combat tour in Iraq, little did he know his real battle would be fought in his mind. After eight years of military service, Sgt Q suffered from depression, anger, and panic attacks and was diagnosed with PTSD. He nearly ended his own life in the parking lot of a church, where later he was redeemed by Jesus Christ, who gave him a new life.
Sgt Q traded the battlefield for the mission field and found healing and purpose through building homes and churches, feeding children, and supplying precious hope to struggling communities worldwide. God then called him to form QMissions, a pathway for veterans—Sgt Q’s fellow warfighters—to replace the battle scars of their minds with the joy of serving. In Healing thru Service, you’ll find:
- personal recons—Sgt Q’s anecdotes and adventures
- scientific research on recovering from PTSD and using hope to create new, positive triggers
- the award-winning step-by-step process of healing through mission service, leading to a life of gratitude, fulfillment, and purpose
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About the Author
Aaron Quinonez (Sgt Q) gave eight honorable years to the US Marine Corps. After volunteering for a combat tour in Iraq in 2003, he was diagnosed with PTSD and contemplated suicide, until Jesus Christ rescued him and gave him a new life and a new purpose. Today he heads QMissions (Qmissions.org), restoring hope and purpose to struggling veterans through mission service. In 2017 Sgt Q was named Seattle’s Hometown Hero. He’s married to Holly, who cofounded QMissions and serves as its director of development.
More from Sgt Q
I am excited to release my first book, Healing thru Service, a Warrior’s guidebook to overcoming trauma. My sincere hope is that this book will lead you on a path of healing and restoration. That the lessons within will help you to to lead a more fulfilled life free from your past. God has been so gracious with me as He led me through this process as I am sure He will be with you as well. Each chapter is structured so that I mentor you through the process building one concept on top of another until we get to the final chapter where you will be challenged to put the things you have learned into practice.
To celebrate his tour, Sgt Q is giving away the grand prize package of a signed copy of the book. free access to the online curriculum, and an opportunity to join Q Missions on a mission in 2021!!
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