The Women Veterans Advisory Committee (WVAC) of YOUR Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Presents a Quarterly Zoom Session for ALL Women Veterans!
Speaker: Lauren Feringa, US Army Combat Medic
Healing with Nature and Other Alternative Therapies
February 22, 2023
11:30am – 1:00pm
Lauren is the Director of Hippie and a Veteran Foundation. An organization dedicated to spreading awareness, education and access to alternative, culturally and individually appropriate PTSD treatments & therapies for Veterans. A former Army Combat Medic who suffered with PTSD silently for a decade before she found alternatives that were safe not just for her but safe for postpartum breastfeeding mothers and Veterans who are often deemed “treatment resistant”.
Since then she made it her and her organization’s mission to ensure Veterans like her have access to the same therapies that helped her get back on her feet. As a Medical Access Activist, she advises on Suicide Prevention in Veteran, First Responder, LEO & marginalized communities at both the State and Federal level and has been influencing mental health legislation to include the Veterans on legislation. Legislation like psilocybin therapy services bills that will ensure the VA and VSOs are able to begin researching, testing and providing these therapies as soon as possible to our community.
Our next quarterly Lunch and Learn will be on May 24th, 2023 11:30am – 1:00pm