Art Therapy

Art Therapy for PTSD

Written by Diane Baren for the Crockett Foundation – December 2016 Art therapy could be playing musical instruments, participating in activities where you make things such as sculpture and painting, writing words such as songs, and other forms of creativity. A lot of people think of painting when they hear the word ‘art’. Add the … Continued

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Service Dogs

Having a Service Dog

Written for the Crockett Foundation, by Diane Baren – October 2016 I spoke with a Veteran recently whose Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms include dreaming of people who have committed suicide – who he doesn’t even know. For humans who have PTSD that affects them in nightmares a Service Dog can be ready to … Continued

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PTSD vs. Common PTS

Written for the Crockett Foundation by Diane Baren, October 2016 Recently I spoke with a Marine Veteran who’s articulate, bright, and living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Sometimes people yearn to talk about what’s going on inside themselves – with someone who will understand. Listening, very well, helps build rapport between people. The Veteran … Continued

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JJ Dillon Interview

JJ’s Early Days

Jim Dillon’s Early Days in Charlotte   Younger wrestling fans today mostly associate James J. Dillon with his stellar run as the leader of the “Four Horsemen” in Jim Crockett Promotions in the 1980s, or his time as an authority figure during the “Monday night wars” when things were so hot for WCW during the … Continued

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Les Thatcher post

Les Thatcher: The One Bad Decision I Made while with JCP

Mike Johnson of has done an amazing interview with Les Thatcher, a legitimate wrestling Hall of Famer. This interview encompasses Les’ many years with the National Wrestling Alliance and specifically his time with Jim Crockett Promotions. Les worked with Jim Crockett Promotions beginning in 1963 as a wrestler for the great Jim Sr. himself … Continued

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Memorial Day

Threads for Jarheads

Most people are familiar with wrestling, whether it is on a professional scale or at an amateur level. After all, who hasn’t gone to a wrestling match or spent time with the family gathered in front of the television in order to root for their favorite star? Chances are, you’ve done that yourself. Wrestling is … Continued

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T bolt Patterson

Thunderbolt Patterson

Growing up in the Crockett family meant you knew the wrestlers for different reasons other than their ring personas or their win/loss record. We never really knew who was a good guy and who was a bad guy. We only knew them through our personal interactions with them. Whether it was being taught how to … Continued

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