Honoring the Path of the Warrior via Crowdrise
July 11, 2013
Help veterans find new connection, direction, and meaning by making a gift to Honoring the Path of the Warrior through our fiscal sponsor, the Zen Foundation. The veteran demand for our programs is more than we can possibly meet with our limited funds. Your gift will go immediately toward expanding HPW so we can offer more events to serve more veterans.
HPW offers free of charge events and retreats for veterans where we teach proven mindfulness and sensory awareness techniques, and foster the building of a positive, supportive community with each other. Veterans leave HPW events feeling renewed, hopeful, and connected to one another and to their civilian communities.
Veterans tell us they experience a sense of fun and purpose, many for the first time since before they joined the military. Rediscovering their own strengths and finding a path of service within a civilian context, veterans are able to feel whole again rather than carry a stigma of disability.
Hear them talk about the life-changing impacts of HPW on their lives here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vdkTSZy0dU
Navy Veteran, Dawn Saugen said on Veterans Day, 2012: "HPW saved my life. Like many, I've tried to commit suicide, spent time in a psych ward and I see my crazy doctor every week.... Going to the women veteran's retreat was a life-changing experience for me and I can't wait to continue and actually see where life is going to take me, and I owe that to HPW.”
Hear Army Veteran, Steve Lewis, talk about his experience on an HPW whitewater rafting retreat here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OGaDiX6GWI
Marine Corps veteran and former member of the Presidential Helicopter Squadron, Meg Lowry, was selected to participate in a panel with Congressman Tim Ryan this past February. Hear Meg talk about her experiences recovering from Military Sexual Trauma and attending a women veterans retreat with HPW here: http://www.honoringthepath.org/wisdom
HPW's one-day events and retreats combine nature and engaging physical activities with mindfulness practices that have been scientifically proven to be successful at transforming stress, anxiety and trauma in many different cases. Veterans who come to our events often experience results immediately. As they continue to return and practice these tools within a practice community, they find that relationships are better, work and school are easier, and life is happier and has meaning again.