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April 1, 2010

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April 1, 2010

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.

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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.

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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

April 1, 2010

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April 1, 2010

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

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

a training program

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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

March 31, 2010

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March 31, 2010

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.

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

Direct training for the organization.

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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

March 31, 2010

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March 31, 2010

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.

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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.

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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

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