Moving Forward: Free, Online Resources to Help with Life’s Transitions and Challenges
Unique training course designed with veterans in mind
January 12, 2016
The New Year can be a time for changes. But changes in life,
even good ones, can bring new challenges and stress. Many people use the New
Year to start a new health and exercise program, quit smoking, or are worried
about relationships or finances after money spent during the holidays. If you
are feeling overwhelmed by all the things you have to do, you are not alone.
developed Moving Forward, a free, online resource to help you manage stress and
transition. Moving Forward teaches skills and tools to help you navigate challenging
times, find creative solutions to problems and meet your goals.
Moving Forward is not your average training course, it features
interactive exercises, videos and real-life stories from fellow veterans. Some
of the tools used throughout the course are:
- A quiz to learn your problem-solving style
- Relaxation exercises and stress management tools
- A toolkit to fight “brain overload"
- A step-by-step plan for solving stressful problems
One of three courses in the VA Online
Self-Help Resource Center, Moving
Forward is completely confidential and easy to use. No sign-up or registration
is required; no personal information is collected. It can be used by anyone,
anywhere and there is no cost. You can work through the modules at the time,
pace, and place of your choosing.
The other two
courses in the Online Self-Help Resource Center are Parenting for Servicemembers
and Veterans and Anger
& Irritability Management Skills (AIMS). While
these tools are not intended to replace professional care, they have resources
and exercises to help you work through life’s transitions.
If you are looking for assistance in manage stress and stressful
situations, we urge you to visit www.VeteranTraining.Va.Gov and check out Moving Forward, or any of the online
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