ONE Freedom Inc

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Education, Veterans

Location: PO Box 7418 Boulder CO 80306 USA

Mission: MISSION: As a result of current world events, ONE Freedom focuses on returning veterans and their families. In the future, we will extend our services to other populations in order to tackle stress on a global scale. Stress affects everyone including children and their parents, businesspeople, first responders, victims of crimes and survivors of natural disasters. Each individual experiences stress differently. Yet, there is a universal skill set that an individual can learn which will change the way he/she responds. Providing knowledge and tools to combat stress is our specialty.VISION: Our vision is to free individuals from the debilitating affects of stress and trauma and to improve their quality of life. Through educational campaigns, direct training sessions, lectures, interactive media and more, ONE Freedom is a national resource for the understanding and transformation of stress and trauma enabling global healing.
Geographic areas served: National

2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

ONE Freedom is a unique and invaluable non-profit organization that offers much needed services. Their focus has been on providing insight, knowledge and tools to returning veterans and their families to enable them to deal with stress resulting from their experiences. They also provide useful tools for combat veteran reintegration. Their strength lies in the effective results from the skills provided to each individual and the impact of their knowledgeable and compassionate staff and skills training providers with large groups of people. I look forward to seeing ONE Freedom extend this knowledge and skill set to other populations in our world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the past months through observation and through my role as a scientific advisor to the board.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

realizing the impact of a group of individuals sharing their time, knowledge and efforts towards making a huge difference in our world.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

sincere, compassionate, genuine and very dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

employ more staff and have greater resources to provide the insight, tools, and knowledge for stress reduction. ONE Freedom would be able to effectively train many more individuals on a global scale in order to make a greater difference.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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9 people found this review helpful

As a United States Marine turned business professional, and now working to help individuals transition their lives to higher levels of leadership as a college professor, my experience with One Freedom has been outstanding. While participating in a training event and learning from their dynamic instructor corps, I was able to learn the critical importance of applying various methods of dealing with stress and trauma successfully into the business marketplace and the world of executive education – places that are mostly underserved. The team offers extraordinary results and knowledge paradigms that are both priceless and highly needed in the world.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Bring its programming and techniques to millions of men and women in need of stress and trauma education and training.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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6 people found this review helpful

My experience with One Freedom has been 100% positive for the soliders who benefited as well as for me. As a former Navy SEAL officer, now coach / trainer, I had the opportunity to work with One Freedom at a Warrior Transition Unit. The instructors are top-notch, caring people who teach soldiers about a variety of methods to deal with stress in their lives. I always learn something new when I work with them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, kind, caring, and knowledgable of the physiology / psychology of stress. Life stress as well as combat stress were combined into a informative training plan.

Ways to make it better...

we had more time with the soldiers, but the schedule of the WTU was tight and we had to be very flexible to fit this training into their schedule.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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6 people found this review helpful

As a clinical psychologist working with the military for the past 15 years, I have been asked to evaluate many programs that purport to assist active duty service members and vets to boost resilience against and/or to treat combat related distress. ONE Freedom is the most effective program I have encountered thus far. This is because they offer trainings in core skills that help improve current distress, buffer against future distress, and help optimze one's performance in whatever one is doing. Plus, they are continually refining their approach through research and external reviews to continually refine and find the most valuable ways to deliver their program. - Jim Spira, PhD, MPH

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a training program

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way I felt afterward.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

tops in their field

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fund this program

Ways to make it better...

it could have been even longer (especially with the skill based practices). I realize this is impossible for most people, but the more the better with this type of program.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

obtaiing research funds to demonstrate the efficacy of this approach

One thing I'd also say is that...

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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9 people found this review helpful

ONE Freedom provides a unique approach to understanding stress and trauma while teaching self-regulated and empowering skills to veterans and families. The most valuable and rewarding feedback I received during training with ONE Freedom is from veterans coming up to say "this gives me a whole new perspective on my experience" or families who've said "now I understand my spouse's experience - and my own - in a different light". To offer service members a framework and approach to working with their combat and deployed experiences is an extraordinarily valuable service that is unusual within the marketplace. In my view, ONE Freedom's approach to brain and body health and wellness fills an important gap in services to veterans and their families and one that leverages all other efforts to support effective reintegration of US service members.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Direct training for the organization.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the accessibility and meaning of their messaging.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, compassionate, and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Positively change the experience of veterans and their families across the country.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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I am a Mental Health provider serving Tricare West. I find that many family memebers of returning vets are overwhelmed by the post deployment stress symptoms they are witnessing in their loved ones. One Freedom is doing amazing work helping these family members to understand and thus be of assistance to their returning loved ones. This is probably the most important work being done on our planet today. The education and training provided by One Freedom has life saving potential for both our returning vets and for their many loved ones. I salute and support the work One freedom is doing and I encourage others to do the same.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping my clients intergrate traumatic experiences and find ways to self soothe and down regulate the physical and emotional hypervigilence caused by traumamatic experiences.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people, their expertise and their open heartedness.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

open, honest, engaged and knowlegdable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help change the world by providing education and skills training that would help our population become more self regulated and less reactive, less violent in response to feelings of helplessness.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I work with many college and university faculty and staff that are concerned about the effects of combat stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on their campuses and in their classrooms. ONE Freedom's presentations (1 hour-90 minute overviews on the effects stress and trauma, particularly in combat zones) has proved to be INCREDIBLY helpful in facilitating civilian perceptions and understanding of what Post Traumatic Stress actually is, and what it means. I have seen many campus administrators have an "A-Ha" moment when the ONE Freedom presenters have explained the physiological response of the body to prolonged stressors. I would recommend ONE Freedom to anyone who is wondering what "PTSD actually is", as their approach is so effective in normalizing and de-stigmatizing the effects. I have told many, many people about this great organization and the phenomenal work they are doing!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Potentially saved hundreds or thousands of lives, and CHANGE the perception of PTSD among civilian populatins.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I recently got to see the work One Freedom does and I was truly amazed and inspired. I kept thinking if the whole world learned what they have to offer we might find ourselves in a more peaceful place.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that it made me look at trauma and our ability to overcome trauma in a whole new way.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind and patient.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Let the world know that they can overcome the trauma they have experienced and physically enable them to let that happen.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

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2010-3-01

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My experience with ONE Freedom was an intensive 3 day training to give me the experience our veterans and their families receive from OF. I knew the fundamentals of the organization, and I knew the basics of the mind-body connection; what I experienced through the training went beyond knowing, and simply became doing. We had real life examples from active military, retired military, families, social workers, clinical psychologists, and people from all walks of life being able to relate on the simple issue of stress. It affects each person, their mind and their body. ONE Freedom showed each individual how to use recognize their stress, and by recognizing stress how to become more resilient, and how to recover more effectively.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing it reach such varied audiences.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

optimistic and down to earth.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

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2010-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

One Freedom changed the lives of my people. Their unique and incredibly effective presentations have helped my folks adapt to the new demands of the global war on terror and the family and personal stress it brings. Add to that their inspiring, creative performance improvement methods and they are a winner! I’d have them back any time! Col Skip Johnson, Commander 137th SWS, Colorado Air National Guard

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Self awareness

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

First rate!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the lives of thousands of vets and first responders

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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