A Warrior’s Return: Societal, Familial and Personal Recovery

January 19th, 2005Elizabeth L. HawkinsCEO of Magis Group LLCStephen L. Robinson, MACOO of Magis Group LLCGene Bolles M.D.Neurosurgeon, Boulder, Denver, GermanyHost: Gretchen Williams

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About the Presentation

A look at today’s soldiers and their families and how both are changed by war.  What can we do as a society to embrace the needs of the psychologically wounded and assist in making a radical shift in perceptions about treatment so we can move from stigma to healing.  Also the impact of being a combat wounded soldier and the neurological implications for the brain.

About the Presenters


Elizabeth L. Hawkins, 
CEO of Magis Group LLC, develops and manages training programs on stress education and mitigation for military personnel, veterans and their families.

Hawkins is an award-winning writer and trainer with over 16 years of experience in management, communications and public relations.  After a 8 years as a corporate and freelance writer, in 1995 Hawkins founded Journey Writing Workshops™, a dynamic retreat experience that uses writing as a form of stress management, personal change, and creative growth.  She has worked with consultants, managers, therapists, and writers and has taught at universities, retreat centers, and resort locations around the United States. Visit http://www.onefreedom.org or call 303-444-2912.

Stephen L. Robinson, MA, COO of Magis Group LLC, oversees planning and development of training programs on stress education and mitigation for military personnel, veterans and their families

Robinson taught Political Science and studied US National Security issues, foreign affairs, and international conflict, writing his Master’s Thesis (University of Richmond, VA) on US Military Special Operations Forces.

Robinson has served twenty years as a corporate trainer and consultant specializing in applied psychology and high performance.  Robinson has performed as a touring tennis professional and as a coach, trainer, and consultant in the tennis, fitness, and wellness industries. Visit http://www.onefreedom.org or call 303-444-2912.

Gene Bolles, MD – Since 11/01 he has been caring for sick, injured and wounded soldiers from both the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Dr. Bolles recently returned from a two-year assignment as Chief of Neurosurgery at Landsthul Regional Medical Center in Germany, the largest hospital outside the U.S. for the military and governmental employees in Europe and the Middle East.

From ’64 to ’65 Dr. Bolles served as a Division Flight Surgeon and Division Surgeon during military campaigns in Laos and Vietnam. He also had a distinguished 32-year medical career as a Neurosurgeon in Boulder and Denver. He has served on medical missions in Mexico, Belize and Indonesia and since 1990 has been regularly visiting Albania to witness the aftermath of the refugee crises from the war with Serbia.

Dr. Bolles has been invited to go to Iraq (Kurdistan) in the near future and has been accepted by Doctors Without Boarders for future possible assignments.

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