Important Notice: We are currently accepting applications based on 2015/16 funding availability.
National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center is providing week long retreats for Veterans, Active Duty Military, Reservists, and their significant others who have been diagnosed with PTS (post traumatic stress). The retreats offer traditional and non-traditional healing methods. Included throughout the week are Native American healing ceremonies, equine reintegration training, massage, yoga, aroma therapy, acupuncture, art therapy, reiki, along with couples and group counseling sessions. The natural setting of Angel Fire in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains is the perfect location to bring couples to a place where nature can assist with the healing process. The number of retreat participant couples are kept small thus making each and every experience and tool which you are provided much more intimate. The retreats are only made possible through the generosity of donors and grant funding. (Click here to make a donation)
Opening Day offers a “Welcome Home” reception and dinner offers a time for the couples to get to know one another. Each day has a theme which allows the couples to progress through the educational, interactive sessions and then to partake in non-traditional healing modalities individually. Orientation Day and Connecting starts the process with equine reintegration training and “Warriors’ Welcome”. The Past offers time to discuss and become aware of the impact of deployment on both members of the couple. The Present offers insights on coming home and reunion of the couple. The Present Continues with reintegration skills into the family and the community. The Future moves into the tools for planning the future and goal setting. The last full day offers skills of Connecting and the Resources available to our couples as they return back to their home communities. Finally the Departure Day is for assessing progress and saying goodbye until we meet again.
2016 SPRING RETREAT SCHEDULE
The 2016 Spring Retreats have been scheduled for the following dates:
May 1-8, 2016
May 22-29, 2016
June 22-29, 2016
All Retreats are a total of seven (7) days. All attendees must commit to the full seven (7) days.
All lodging, meals and meetings are paid by National Veterans Wellness and Healing. Transportation to and from the Retreats is the responsibility of the attendees.
- Veteran must have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress (indicate date and by whom/where diagnosed in application).
- Veteran must attend with partner or support person (spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, sibling, close friend, fellow vet from PTS support group, or similar existing and continuing close relationship). Contact the Center if you have unusual circumstances regarding a partner.