VFR effectively uses a holistic approach to PTSD treatment, which addresses body, mind, heart, and soul. Participants spend time getting acquainted which lets them know that they are not alone in their struggles. Mornings are devoted to Experiential Education where veteran couples learn about PTSD and its impact on their lives, how to effectively communicate with each other, and receive tools that help them to reduce the grip of PTSD. Afternoons are spent in counseling with licensed professional counselors, meditative yoga, art therapy, talking with our Native American Elder, and stress reduction modalities such as massage and Reiki. Evenings are time to unwind with peer support groups and Native American stories.
All VFR staff are either former military or related to military personnel. We understand what it means to serve.
PTSD, is a debilitating illness affecting veterans of all ages. PTSD can manifest in physical and psychological symptoms that disrupt one’s daily life and well-being. That’s why PTSD therapy is an important part of the healing process for veterans who want to get their lives back on track.
A PTSD therapist who understands the unique needs of veterans is the most ideal medical professional for veterans. PTSD therapists should be knowledgeable about how PTSD impacts different populations specifically, and how PTSD affects both mental and physical health overall.
PTSD therapies should provide a safe environment where veteran couples can talk openly about their experiences, allowing them to progress in their healing process.
Successful therapy can help individuals identify, address, and modify their thought patterns and behaviors in a safe setting.
VFR provides multiple therapies through a holistic approach to healing. We use Experiential Education, counseling, peer groups, relaxation modalities and equine interaction to reduce PTSD symptoms and produce what we call Post-Traumatic Growth.