Taming the Fire Within

Many soldiers go from the front lines to their front yards with little time or training to transition after experiencing the terrors of war. Tragically, many of our bravest warriors haven’t been prepared to distinguish between clinical PTSD and normal reactions they should expect to experience. Fearing the stigma of a psychological “disorder,” and too proud or too scared to reach out, they suffer in silence.

In “Taming the Fire Within: Life After War,” Dr. Anne Freund conversationally explains the natural reactions to the many stressors of war. Used by PTSD programs across the country, this book focuses on common responses to combat which Dr. Freund classifies as “Post-Combat Reactions,” as opposed to "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Knowing how challenging it is for soldiers to share their feelings, Dr. Freund wants to help warriors and their families identify natural reactions to combat, so they can effectively process the intense emotions every combat soldier is burdened with.

"Nobody walks away from combat unscathed," Freund said. "The term 'disorder' often conveys a stigma that fosters guilt, shame, confusion and the inability to communicate. We want veterans to realize they are not alone. When combat is over, the experiences still continue. It's time to break the silence so healing can begin."

To help address these challenges, WWE is offering a FREE digital copy of the book “Taming the Fire Within - Life After War,” an easy-to-read, “no psychobabble” guide with over 200 photos, generously donated by its author Dr. Anne Freund. The free eBook download is available in universal PDF format, easily viewed on PC, Android devices, Kindle, iPhone and iPad.

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Anne Freund, Ph.D.

About the Author
Anne Freund, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Central Florida, specializing in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. Freund has almost 25 years of experience working with combat veterans, paramedics, firefighters and police officers on the critical impact of stress, and has served as a VA therapist since 2005. This book is not affiliated with or endorsed by the VA or DOD.