For centuries, warrior cultures have recognized the importance of supporting those they sent into conflict. Communities fought and healed as one, welcoming home their warriors as a whole. From a lifetime of mentally preparing the mind as well as the body for combat, to providing homecoming rituals to cleanse the soul from moral injuries suffered in battle. Those cultures that embraced these traditions were successfully able to reintegrate them back into their families and communities.
HEALING TODAY'S WARRIOR
With less than 1% serving today, modern society is ill prepared to assist Veterans and First Responders cope with the traumas they have experienced on their behalf. Warriors’ Ascent has created a holistic evidence-based healing program rooted in centuries of tradition used by ancient warrior cultures. Our FREE five-day program provides an environment dedicated to healing, using proven techniques and practices to create habits for long-term healing.
ACADEMY OF HEALING
Warriors' Ascent has developed a five-day program designed to provide veterans and first responders with the training, tools, and community of support to develop healthy living habits needed for long term healing. By focusing on a holistic approach to healing the mind, body, and soul, our Warriors leave empowered to handle the traumas they have suffered in life and embark on a path of healing that enriches both their life and those of their loved ones.
Trauma literally changes the brain. However, engaging in mindfulness-based practices, such as meditation and yoga, can reverse the damage and lead to long term healing.
Research has shown that psychological trauma also affects the body, causing those affected to become disconnected from their somatic experiences. Experts in trauma have shown through research that one's capacity for healing dramatically improves when individuals tend to their bodies. A proper diet, regular yoga practice, and a functional fitness routine are key areas to include in healing from psychological trauma.
Trauma affects the deepest part of what makes us human, our soul. Many experts even call this type of trauma "soul loss," whereas others describe it as "moral injury." Ancient warrior societies around the world employed remarkably similar healing methods, ceremonies, and rituals to help warriors heal from this type of trauma and reintegrate into society upon their return from combat. These methods follow a universal pattern known as the Archetype of the Warrior's Return which we employ at our program.