The Retreat typically begins with an afternoon check-in and ends with morning check-out eight days later. You will be greeted by our wonderful staff who are ready to support and guide you every step of the way.
Mornings consist of experiential education sessions led by professional facilitators. These sessions are conducted in a classroom setting, inviting all participants to learn and share in a more intimate environment.
Afternoons consist of: one hour of counseling for the veteran couple, exercises in communications and relaxation activities designed to reduce stress.
Evenings consist of Native American story-telling, peer group dynamics and free time.
Here is a general overview of what you can expect when coming to our retreat.
The Veterans Freedom Retreat includes dynamic and experiential educational opportunities in a classroom setting. You’ll explore what triggers your PTS episodes and how to control your triggers; how to better communicate with family, friends, and coworkers; and you’ll learn how to rebuild any damaged relationships you may have.
Native American Ceremonies
Native Americans have a rich history of honoring warriors, welcoming them home with dignity, and helping them cleanse war stains from their hands and hearts. We incorporate the symbolism and power of these ceremonies to help our warriors find freedom from the trauma of war.
You and your partner will participate in daily sessions with certified counselors. You’ll also receive follow-up phone sessions with the same counselor for the six months following the retreat. This intensity and consistency has the potential to provide tremendous results beyond anything you’ve previously experienced.
Alternative Specialty Sessions
Each day you’ll experience alternative specialty sessions that will give you creative tools for overcoming stress and anxiety. These sessions incorporate the latest in research-proven techniques to change your life.
Group yoga classes where participants get to stretch and release their tension. Show us your warrior pose!
Art classes where participants get to express themselves through various mediums. Not art skills necessary!
Participants will be able to experience equine therapy with a sacred pipe ceremony.