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Progressive and Alternative Training for Helping Heroes

What is Warrior PATHH?

Warrior PATHH 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's 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)

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 participants) 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

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"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 Reseach

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). 

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Disclaimer: Warrior PATHH is a peer-based training program that relies on a variety of educational and experiential activities for the purpose of teaching life skills, increasing community integration and involvement, and promoting physical, emotional, relational, financial, and spiritual health. Warrior PATHH is not an outpatient or residential clinical treatment program and does not offer any health care services including, but not limited to, use of licensed healthcare professionals in the delivery of programs or supervision of staff. Warrior PATHH does not involve the provision of health care of any kind including, but not limited to, individual, group, or family counseling or psychotherapy, pharmacological management, or medical interventions. Warrior PATHH is not offered as a substitute or replacement for health care services, which may be ongoing or needed at any time by program participants.

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