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Whole Health Veteran Handouts

Whole Health: Information for Veterans

Listed below are Veteran whole health education handouts to support the Whole Health journey.

They are organized around the eight areas of self-care in the Circle of Health and the two areas in the middle.  

At the Center of the Circle of Health

  • Whole Health: It Starts with Me: HTML | PDF

Mindful Awareness

  • An Introduction to Mindful Awareness: HTML | PDF
  • Mindful Awareness Practice in Daily Living: HTML | PDF
  • Precautions with Using Mindful Awareness Practices HTML | PDF

Power of the Mind

  • An Introduction to the Power of the Mind: HTML | PDF
  • Breathing and Health: HTML | PDF
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Progressive Relaxation (in progress)
  • Seated Meditation (in progress)
  • Biofeedback: HTML | PDF
  • Mantram Meditation (in progress)
  • Autogenic Training HTML | PDF
  • Hypnotherapy HTML | PDF

Food and Drink

  • An Introduction to Food and Drink for Whole Health: HTML | PDF
  • Carbohydrates and Your Health - Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load and Blood Sugars: HTML | PDF
  • Deciding How to be a Healthier Eater HTML | PDF
  • Eating to Reduce Inflammation (in progress)
  • Healthy Tips on Eating Out and Grocery Shopping: HTML | PDF
  • Mindful Eating: HTML | PDF
  • How a Healthy Gut Makes for a Healthier You: HTML | PDF
  • Probiotics for Specific Conditions HTML | PDF
  • How to Eat a Mediterranean Diet: HTML | PDF
  • Using an Elimination Diet to Help Learn if Certain Foods are Making You Sick (in progress)
  • Eating to Reduce Irritable Bowel Symptoms: The FODMaP Diet: HTML | PDF
  • Whole Health Food, Drink, Activity and Symptom Log: HTML | PDF

Working the Body

  • An Introduction to Working the Body for Whole Health: HTML | PDF
  • Get Moving: Adding Physical Activity into Your Routine: HTML | PDF
  • An Introduction to Yoga for Whole Health: HTML | PDF
  • An Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong for Whole Health (in progress)


  • An Introduction to Recharge for Whole Health: HTML | PDF
  • Hints for Encouraging Healthy Sleep (in progress)
  • Change Your Habits to Sleep Better: HTML | PDF
  • How Pausing and Taking Breaks Leads to Whole Health: HTML | PDF
  • Counseling for Insomnia: HTML | PDF

Spirit and Soul

  • An Introduction to Spirit and Soul for Whole Health HTML | PDF
  • Deciding What You Need for Spiritual Health HTML | PDF
  • How Do You Know That? Beliefs and Your Health: HTML | PDF
  • Spiritual Anchors (in progress)
  • Chaplains HTML | PDF

Personal Development

  • An Introduction to Personal Development for Whole Health HTML | PDF
  • Finding Balance: HTML | PDF
  • The Healing Power of Hope and Optimism (in progress)
  • Create a Gratitude Practice HTML | PDF
  • Forgiveness HTML | PDF
  • What Matters Most?  Exploring Your Values (in progress)
  • Laughter Heals: HTML | PDF

Family, Friends and Co-workers

  • An Introduction to Family, Friends and Coworkers: Relationships for Whole Health HTML | PDF
  • Relationships and Health (in progress)
  • Compassion Practice (in progress)
  • Coping with Grief Following a Death: HTML | PDF


  • Introduction to Surroundings for Whole Health: HTML | PDF
  • Assessing Your Surroundings: HTML | PDF
  • Too Much Bad News: How to do an Information Fast (in progress)
  • Toxins and Your Health: HTML | PDF
  • Workaholism (in progress)
  • Improve Your Health by Removing Toxins From Your Body: HTML | PDF
  • Ergonomics: Positioning Your Body for Whole Health: HTML | PDF