This course will challenge your assumptions about Veterans. 

The lessons provide an eye-opening experience that awakens you to PTSD, Soul Injury, and Moral Injury – “Wounds of Suffering” that surface in the aftermath of dangerous-duty military assignments. You will learn about secondary wounding and the unique needs of Vietnam veterans. 

You will discover how the fear of helplessness and loss of control interferes with peaceful aging, complicating caregiving. Most importantly, you will learn that Veterans need more than a “thank you” and how you can become an agent of hope and healing for them. 

Course curriculum

    1. Workbook - please download and print. Follow the workbook instructions.

    1. Introduction to Veterans - Beyond the Basics

    1. Anchor Your Heart - Please read and practice

    1. Self-Compassion Overview - learn about or recap these 3 key Opus Peace underpinning concepts

    1. Wounds of Suffering Video

    2. Supplemental - Wounds of Suffering Chart

    1. The Traumatized Brain Video

    2. Supplemental - Arizona Geriatric Journal - Soul Injury Article by Deborah Grassman

About this course

  • $49.00
  • 17 lessons
  • 3.5 hours of video content

Purchase this course today!

Take a step toward healing the relationship you have with yourself.

Course Instructor

Deborah Grassman


Few people have been with 10,000 dying veterans; Deborah Grassman is one VA hospice Nurse Practitioner who has. Dying veterans taught her lessons about how to attain personal peace. Ironically, those lessons came from people who had been trained for war! As a result, a phenomenon known as “Soul Injury” has now emerged as a relevant healthcare issue for the public. She contends that 10,000 dying veterans have lessons that the rest of us need to learn! Deborah is the author of two books, Peace at Last and The Hero Within. She is a contributing author for four textbooks, has 25 published articles, and there are 5 documentary films featuring her work.