Eagle Oak Retreat is the newest location in the country to offer the groundbreaking PATHH program developed by the Boulder Crest Foundation — the leaders in the field of posttraumatic growth for our returning combat veterans, first responders, and their families.
We are proud partners with the Boulder Crest Foundation.
What is Warrior PATHH?
Warrior PATHH (Progressive Alternative Training Helping Heroes) is the first training program to enable our nation’s combat veterans and first responders to transform deep struggle into profound strength and lifelong Posttraumatic Growth (PTG). Warrior PATHH is a 90-day, non-pharmacological, peer-delivered training program that begins with a 7-day intensive and immersive initiation. This is followed by 3 months of dedicated support, training, accountability, and connection from a team of trained combat veterans and first responders.
Warrior PATHH was developed by the Boulder Crest Foundation, a national nonprofit organization working to ensure that service members, veterans, first responders, and their families can live great lives in the aftermath of stress, struggle, and trauma. Warrior PATHH was developed in collaboration with Dr. Richard Tedeschi, the founder of Posttraumatic Growth (PTG), and Dr. Bret Moore, a twice-deployed Army psychologist.
Who is Eligible for PATHH?
Warrior PATHH is available to men and women combat veterans and first responders. No clinical diagnosis or prior mental health care is required to participate.
Participants MUST be active, retired, or separated from service. We support all military, first responder, reservists and National Guard members.
We define a “combat veteran” as anyone who has deployed, or supported a combat zone.
We define a “first responder” as anyone who serves their community as a Police Officer, Sheriff’s Deputy, Fire Fighter, EMS, Health Care Worker, or any Federal Law Enforcement or Intelligence Agency personnel.
Warrior PATHH is delivered at locations across the country
Boulder Crest Virginia • Boulder Crest Arizona • Boulder Crest’s Mobile Training Team • Gratitude America (Florida)
• Camp Southern Ground (Georgia) • Big Red Barn Retreat (South Carolina) • Travis Mills Foundation (Maine)
• Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (Arkansas) • Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation (Washington State)
• Eagle Oak Retreat Foundation (Texas)
Please note that your application will be reviewed by a Warrior PATHH team and you will be placed into the nearest program based on your geography and program availability.
Why Warrior PATHH Works
Warrior PATHH works for a number of reasons:
Warrior PATHH is built on the decades-old science of Posttraumatic Growth
Warrior PATHH is built on a foundation of transparency, honesty, and mutuality. We do not ask anything of participants that our guides are not doing or have not already done
Warrior PATHH taps the natural skills, abilities and resources of Warriors
Warrior PATHH connects Warriors who are on similar paths and builds new teams that hold each other accountable
Warrior PATHH utilizes small group sizes (8 students) and low instructor/student ratios
Warrior PATHH represents years of effort, experience, and understanding into precisely what is required to ensure our Warriors can come all the way home
Warrior PATHH is committed to making lasting and sustainable changes in the lives of combat veterans to ensure they find their path and stay on it
Warrior PATHH Framework
Warrior PATHH is based on the proven framework of PTG, and trains students in the five elements, built on an environment of trust and connection:
Education: Identify the impacts of stress and trauma; examine how struggle can lead to opportunities for growth and transformation.
Regulation: Develop mind, body, financial, and spiritual wellness practices to regulate thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Disclosure: Devise ways to self-disclose personal experiences with struggle that are effective in strengthening interpersonal relationships.
Story: Create a positive, forward-looking personal story that integrates past, present, and future.
Service: Develop a plan for a new mission of service to themselves, their family, work, community, and country.
reduction in PTSD symptoms
reduction in anxiety
increase in self compassion
increase in posttraumatic growth
"Words cannot describe the effect and internal shift inside. I am, for the first time in my life, not at war within. The peace and calm feeling is foreign to me entirely, but wonderful. Here, you have discovered how to give a person their soul back."
- Warrior PATHH Graduate
Decades of Research
PATHH programs are based on decades of research into the proven framework of Posttraumatic Growth. These training programs use a unique blend of wellness practices to help participants and their families make peace with their past, live in the present, and begin planning for their future.
PATHH programs ensure participants can transform struggle to strength. Warrior PATHH is the first-ever training program designed to cultivate and facilitate Posttraumatic Growth (PTG).