Silent Warrior retreats are free of charge for veterans who are dealing with issues related to post-traumatic stress—no VA approval needed. We welcome servicemen and women of all classes, all types and all ages—including officers and enlisted personnel.
Our retreats are designed to help quiet the mind and open the heart in a safe, supportive environment. We foster an environment of trust and fellowship for veterans, which means you can participate as much (or as little) as you are comfortable with.
We host our retreats in peaceful wooded settings with home-cooked meals and comfortable private rooms. A typical weekend agenda includes a combination of structured activities (including the sharing of various healing practices and tools), as well as time for personal reflection and relaxation. Sample activities include: nature walks, mindfulness meditation, contemplative reflection, yoga, reiki, tai chi, acupuncture, somatic bodywork, equine therapy, bonfires, music and fellowship.
Here’s what a veteran has to say about attending our retreat:
“Over the years I isolated myself while struggling with anger, anxiety and depression. I discovered that those attending the retreat were dealing with these same issues. While our experiences and circumstances varied, we were all in the same battle for our mental and spiritual health. The collective strength of the group and the use of a variety of approaches to healing gave me a renewed sense of hope.”
- – Travis L., veteran, U.S. Air Force
NOTE: If you are a veteran in crisis—or if you’re concerned about one—call the Veterans Crisis Line at (800) 273-8255. There are caring, qualified VA responders standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hotline is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.