This program is designed for Organizations that are interested in performing the 15MinuteStressOut as an add-on service for their residents and/or clients.
Eldercare facilities* Senior Centers* Diabetic clinics* Alzheimers care centers
Veterans homes* Nursing homes* Home Care Organizations
We will provide a 3-4 hour Certification Class complete with the instructional DVD, written instructions and a 30 minute lecture -'Ethical and Cultural Guidelines for Touch."
This program is designed for groups of 10 or more that are interested in learning the 15minuteStressOut for limited personal use. You will also be allowed to perform the techniques for family and friends but not as a service that you will charge for.
Professional Organizations* Small Businesses* High Stress Level Groups
We will provide a 2 hour interactive workshop pairing the group for hands on instruction while viewing the instructional DVD. Written instructions are included for all participants and the DVD will be available for those who would like to to purchase it.
Workshop Prices vary by group size, facility, audio and visual requirements
For price quotes on any 15Minute StressOut Workshop please email us:Administrator@15minutestressout.com: or call Brent Laracuente 303.947.9389
A sample list of Past Workshop groups for The 15MinuteStressOut
US Army Restoration & Resilience Center Ft Bliss TX
Social Security Administration NM
US Army @Ft Bliss, Texas
White Sands Missile Range, NM
Public Health facilities US and Israel
Alzheimer Care Centers NM, CA
Diabetic Care Centers NM
Family preservation programs US and Israel
Child welfare programs
Mental Health Programs
Our Recent Work with PTSD soldiers and Veterans Homes
December 3, 2009 The 15Minute StressOut; a gift from our Wounded Warriors to our Elder Veterans
Our Dec. 2, 2009 Workshop at Ambrosia Guillen Texas State Veterans Home was a great success! Our 20 Warriors from the Restoration & Resilience Center and 10 Nursing Student-Soldiers enrolled in Laura Gorby's class, Wm Beaumont Army Medical Center, presented the StressOut with a SFC taking the lead and introducing our Program with step-by-step instructions. Over 30 Vets enjoyed the touch experience and several commented on how great they felt following the experience.
Following the session, Jerry Vest presented the leadership team with the Ft. Bliss StressOut Program's International Instructional Certificate. All completed the requirements for this Certification Award and will continue to advance the use of safe, skillful and nourishing touch with all populations.
We also appreciate the participation of Ms. Susan Culp, On-Site Representative, Texas Veterans Land Board who is very interested in advancing the use of our program in other Vet. Homes in Texas.
Ft. Bliss, International StressOut Team - Glenda Bromberg LMT, Jeanette Evans RN, Laura Gorby RN, Jamie Engelhardt LMT, Eliza Mendoza LMSW.
On October 8, 2009 15Minute StressOut at the Ambrosio Guillen Veterans Home
An excerpt of a narrative from Jerry Vest
It was another great event that I’ll always carry with me, Brent. We had 10 male Army nurses with Laura; Jeanette Evans (Colonel Evans wife); Willie & Virginia; 7 of our Wounded Warriors(& the mother of one), we all partnered up with a wheelchair bound elder.
I opened up the session by viewing the “Warrior StressOut” and followed this with the general 15Minute StressOut orientation—guidelines for touch, certification requirements, and history overview. Then Willie & Virginia led the entire group through some breathing & moving exercises that brought the energy up to the Top. Then I walked them through the 15Minute StressOut program and everyone had a great experience for sure.
Jeanette said that the next time we have this activity she is going to bring the Colonel and several other Army Officers to experience the affects for themselves, so that it can become a major activity for the Warrior Battalion.
In attendance was the Texas VA ombudsman, Charles Gray, he was extremely taken with the experience and I gave him a copy of the Warrior StressOut so that he can use it for support. He is very enthusiastic about getting it into his 7 Veterans Nursing Homes that he supervises. He noted that they have lots of negative rules about touch and he wants to change all of that by engaging an exercise program alongside our 15Minute StressOut program in all of his settings.
On September 26, 2009 we hosted a 15minuteStressout Certification Workshop including a lecture on Healthy, Ethical Touch
Place: Texas State Veterans Home: 9650 Kenworthy St, El Paso TX
This was a Full Certification class; designed to allow the participants to incorporate the 15minute Stressout as a tool to use personallyor within their respective practices.
The program was a great success! The class was intimate and all involved were able to receive Professor Vests undivided attention and expressed their happiness in receiving the program.
Congratulations to our newly Certified Stressout practioners:
Josie Toscano, Lorena Prieto, Michelle Reyes, Jessica Smith, four soldiers and special thanks to Willie Brown-Activities Director
- Earned full Certification
- Learned Healthy Touch
- Earned 3 CEUs
- Gained Membership to the Global Health Promotion Team
Our mission is to deliver the holistic healing/relaxing effects of the 15Minute StressOut.
Click here to Purchase an insructional DVD http://www.15minutestressout.com/index.html
On June 2, 2009 we were honored to introduce our elder Veterans to the 15Minute Stressout, we even invited the local press to provide some unbiased feedback!
Below is an Article by Yolanda Wright for the Fort Bliss Monitor. She attended the first excursion to the Veterans Home on June 2, 2009, where wounded warriors and volunteers seeking certification, provided healthy touch by means of the 15Minute StressOut.
Soldiers reach out and touch veterans
Fort Bliss Public Affairs
The Fort Bliss Restoration and Resilience Center is a place for Soldiers to recuperate and learn methods of dealing with issues of post-traumatic stress upon returning from deployments. There are several programs incorporated in the treatment regimen to obtain holistic health. One of these practices is the 15-minute StressOut Program.
This program reinforces healthy touching as a means of healing. The StressOut program was designed by Jerry Vest, clinical social worker, from William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Restoration and Resilience Center, Warrior Program, in 1979. It involves acupressure and other skillful techniques, coordinated with breathing to balance the body, mind, emotions and spirit.
On Thursday, warriors in transition took time out from their healing process to visit the Texas State Center for Veterans to administer a little healing to some of their own. The Soldiers joined some of the vets in a private room with very soft lighting, ‘’mood music’’ and the goal of creating 15-minutes of relaxation through a partner meditation technique. The Soldiers agreed that the process is really good for both them and the veterans they were there to help. During the sessions, the “givers,” who are those giving the massage, systematically applied pressure points to the receivers, while the two worked at establishing a memorable experience. The idea is for the partners to connect the vitality of their breath with the power of touch during this process of relaxation.
Because there are so many myths surrounding touch, Vest said he introduces and demonstrates safe, skillful, appropriate and nourishing touch as a means for teaching physical interaction, stress management, and self-care for individuals,couples, groups and families. “Many of these patients only get touch from the bed to the chair,” said a Soldier from the Restoration and Resilience Center. “Being on either side [giving or receiving] is very relaxing, and you benefit either way,” said another Soldier.
Glenda Bromberg(Generals wife), who was also a part of the team of volunteers, talked about how powerful touch is in healing as well as in everyday life. She said she was moved by “people who are healing, giving to people who need healing.” After the session, many of the Soldiers who were visiting for the first time said they would like to volunteer to spend time with the vets more often.
“This may be a regular field trip for the warriors,” Vest said. For more information on the 15-minute StressOut Program, visit http://www.15minutestressout.comY. WRIGHT