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Fascinating Video Shows How Everyday Sounds Trigger Veterans With PTSD

May 12, 2017

A health and wellness organization is raising awareness for the “Sounds Of Trauma” that trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans. The organization created a video to promote their programs related to Transcendental Meditation techniques that relieve symptoms of PTSD and major depression as well as reduce stress.

The David Lynch Foundation worked on the commercial with French production company Herezie Group to help the families and friends of veterans suffering from PTSD understand what it is like to have PTSD triggered by sounds of everyday life.

The video shows combat footage of bombs dropping, buildings exploding, guns firing, tanks exploding, and missiles being launched. The footage is accompanied by the sounds of warfare.

However, later on in the video, it turns out the sounds of warfare that were heard in the combat footage weren’t sounds of warfare at all. Instead, they were noises that are heard in everyday life that are similar to the noises that are heard in combat. Alarms going off, balloons popping, washing machines spinning, fireworks exploding and other noises are similar to the noises that can be heard in combat.

“Daily sounds can bring veterans right back to war,” the video says.

“Operation Warrior Wellness (OWW), a division of the David Lynch Foundation, offers the Transcendental Meditation-based Resilient Warrior Program, a simple, easy-to-learn, evidence-based approach to relieving symptoms of PTSD and major depression and developing greater resilience to stress,” the David Lynch Foundation’s website reads.