I owe my life to Warrior Camp. I served in OIF 04-05-06 as a Combat medic. US Army. Needless to say my PTSD,ANXIETY,Depression was off the charts. Upon reading about Warrior Camp from the USA Today newspaper at the Denver VA Hospital. I attended the Jan2014 group in New Hampshire. Travel costs were all taken care of by Mr Stacey,G. Warrior Staff. So day 1 we rode to the camp in a Limo from the Boston airport,No Joke. I was in the back seat with 4 other Veterans. No One said a word the whole ride? Day2 we began Eqine therapy and EMDR and intro to yoga, At evening wrap up group I learned my 2 roomates first names. Day3 The Veterans shared what Branch of service they served. Day4 My group shared where they came from and how many combat deployments they had. Day5 we shared our information about our families and pets. Day6 Our group was working out with each other telling war stories sharing cell phone pics and joking around during free time, As well as sharing all our contact info with the whole group becoming a semi Dysfunctional functioning family. DAY7. Departure day, Everyone stood in front of the group and vented a lot of PTSD issues and wrote the demons on paper and cast them into the burning fire place. I threw in 8 bottles of psychotropic medications. And to this day have remained off all but 2 prescribed meds. Lots of tears were shed that day. Nobody wanted to leave Warrior Camp It was safe and warm there and everybody there "GETS IT" Understanding PTSD. The Founder of Warrior Camp Eva Usadi still after a year of attending the camp checks up on me just to see how I'm doing. She genuinely cares about all veterans and first responders that suffer the PTSD demons. for more Intel e-mail me at. SFCTAPIA@GMAIL.COM
I served my country with passion and vigor until my injuries left me on the side line dealing with my injuries and dealing with the VA, I was able to turn to and looked for some outside help and was able to find this program with a focus on unresolved conditions of which I am well aware of as having PTSD , along with chronic pain inability to sleep and stress. The help I received at camp in North Carolina was an eye opener to the type of care we require to deal with the complexity of which these conditions have left some many of us in. I was an 8404 combat Medic and having been in charge of the care of our Men and Women I find this organization to be a blessing for so many and with many more whom will benefit from this program of help and understanding. I would enjoy someday passing on some of the help I have received, Thanks so much to the staff and facilitators of this much needed programs.
James M Styer ( Ohio )
8404 Navy-Marine combat medic
Preventive Med, Educational PO
Surg Tech, Optical Tech
ICU COU Tec , Ambulance PM
sworn defender and protector.
This helped me begin to understand me. I am a Vietnam and Afghanistan veteran. Thank you warrior camp.
The work done at the Warrior Camp was life changing; not just for me, but for my family as well. When I can sleep during the night and give open hugs and love without challenge, this is a gift. I have spread the word to many other veterans that this will help them, I pray there is more and more funding for those that need these services.
My experience with TRR's Warrior Camp was REMARKABLE to say the least!! It has forever changed my life! I can honestly say more work was accomplished and more healing was reached in just 7 days then in the 12 years I've been seeking help and battling my internal demons! This camp taught me things to TAKE WITH ME to continue healing my mind, body, and soul/spirit. The way in which it was presented to me was far from overwhelming...simple modalities that MADE SENSE and with a TEAM in which was dedicated to EACH INDIVIDUAL, making us each feel like who we were and what we said MATTERED. Through simple changes in diet and lifestyle stein g to our bodies, we began to transform in front of one another...it was beautiful to witness and hard to believe how much my eyes were opened. The facilitation of the program was beyond reproach and I was honored to attend.
Great experience for people who have experienced trauma
The staff and volunteers were very professional and helpful during our treatment
I participated in the warrior camp at a very trying time of my life . The resources put at my disposal were very advanced and effective. Each day great progress was made by the whole crew and the energy and encouragement carried us through many months after. The resources recommended in my hometown also proved pivotally beneficial. I found the project very carefully calibrated to the veteran's unique needs and sensibilities. Bravo to Eva Usady and her crackerjack crew.
It changed my life! It allowed me to start doing things again.
I participate in Warrior Camp last year at the National Abilities Center in Park City, UT. This was a great expeorence for me. I've been able to take the tools I was give during this retreat and apply them to my daily life. Warriors Camp was a wonder expeorence and I recommend it highly to anyone living with PTSD.
I just got back from Warrior Camp which is hosted by Trauma and Resiliency Resources, Inc. I was one of the EMDR therapists. I had one of the best experiences of my career. The program is incredibly well designed, the other professionals I worked with were fantastic and experienced, and the community of warriors was movingly supportive of each other. It was wonderful to witness these men and women step up for themselves and each other. I would describe what I witnessed in the warriors as profound and sustainable change. I plan to volunteer to do it again in the future.