Resources: Books by Ed Tick

Following are books written by Soldier's Heart founder Ed Tick. You may order them using the links to their publishers.

Warrior's Return:
Restoring the Soul After War

Edward Tick, Ph.D.

Order softcover or digital book from publisher Sounds True

War touches us all—leaving visible and invisible wounds on the warriors who fight, disrupting their families and communities, and leaving lasting imprints on our national psyche. In spite of billions spent on psychological care and reintegration programs, we face an epidemic of combat-related conditions such as PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). With Warrior’s Return, Dr. Edward Tick presents a powerful case for changing the way we welcome our veterans back from service—a vision and a path for transforming the wounds of war into sources of wisdom, honor, and growth.

After more than 35 years of working with veterans, Dr. Tick has learned that our conventional ways of addressing the trauma and woundings of war fall far short, usually focusing only on symptoms and temporary relief. Drawing on lessons from cross-cultural wisdom, mythical archetypes, and proven methods from psychology, he offers this book as a valuable resource to help families, caregivers, and returning veterans understand and cope with the life-changing effects of combat.

"This is not a hopeless situation," states Dr. Tick. "Lifelong suffering after war is not inevitable if we understand war's impact on the heart and soul, both for ourselves and our culture." For veterans and those who wish to support them, Warrior’s Return offers step-by-step guidance for initiating our transformed warriors into valued members of our community—with an essential map for the hero’s journey home.

Sounds True will donate a portion of the proceeds to Soldier's Heart.

To learn more, read an excerpt, or order, click here .

ar and the SoulWar and the Soul:
Healing Our Nation’s Veterans from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Edward Tick, Ph.D.

Book: $19.95 - Paper Quest Books

DVD: $15.95 [$17.95 PAL] - A brief 90 minute synopsis of War and the Soul Quest Books

The key to healing post-traumatic stress disorder, says psychotherapist Ed Tick, is in how we understand PTSD. In war’s overwhelming violence, the soul—the true self—flees and can become lost for life. He redefines PTSD as a true identity disorder, with radical implications for therapy. First, Tick establishes the traditional context of war in mythology and religion. Then he describes in depth PTSD in terms of identity issues. Finally, drawing on world spiritual traditions, he presents ways to nurture a positive identity based in compassion and forgiveness. War and the Soul will change the way we think about war, for veterans and for all those who love and want to help them. It shows how to make the wounded soul whole again. When this work is achieved, PTSD vanishes and the veteran can truly return home.

The Golden Tortoise
Edward Tick, Ph.D.
$14.95 Paper

Red Hen Press

This journal of poems and prose takes readers on journeys through Viet Nam today, visiting its sights to replace images of suffering with images of healing.

Sacred Mountain: Encounters With the Vietnam Beast
Edward Tick, Ph.D.
$14.00 Paper

Moon Bear Press

The Practice of Dream Healing: Bringing Ancient Greek Mysteries into Modern Medicine
Edward Tick, Ph.D.
$18.95 Paper

Quest Books