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.
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
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 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.