"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our dedication to the pursuit of PTG and the writing of our new stories was forged in the training developed and delivered by Boulder Crest Foundation and their
Warrior PATHH (Progressive Alternative Training for Healing Heroes) program.
Two Wolf Foundation is steadfast in its commitment to promoting posttraumatic growth and enhancing the lives of our nation's warriors.
FIVE PHASES OF
It is important to understand what trauma is, our natural responses to it, and begin to reclaim our power of choice in how we respond to struggle.
An array of daily practices that engage the mind, body, and spirit to relieve stress and promote congruency of our thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Peer-to-peer connection and healthy disclosure facilitates finding meaning in the aftermath of traumatic experience.
Writing our new story is where the real work begins, empowered by the capacity to choose how we respond, regulate our emotions, and connect to others on a deeper level.
A hero returns with the wisdom gained from the struggles of their journey, able to live life in the moment, sharing their wisdom, strength, and leadership with the world.
An increased sense of one's own strength and ability to handle the adversities of life.
The recognition of those meaningful human connections that transcend circumstance. Through sharing our story, we experience a greater sense of belonging within the tribe.
GREATER APPRECIATION FOR LIFE
A recognition of and gratitude for the little things in life.
SPIRITUAL / EXISTENTIAL CHANGE
In the wake of struggle, we can identify the feeling of a higher power involved in our journey. We contemplate beliefs and develop philosophies previously unconsidered.
A new perspective opens the door to new opportunities in life that were potentially not available had the struggle not challenged us.
SUPPORTING WARRIOR PATHH ALUMNI IN THEIR PTG JOURNEY
"What postraumatic growth is all about are the ways in which the experiences we go through that cause us to struggle also lead us to be reflective and force us to take a knee and start to think about who we are, where we are going, and why we are here."
-Josh Goldberg, co-founder of Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth
"I think about postraumatic growth not as an achievement, but something we experience and we continue to engage in throughout life. It is a continuing process. So it is not like we get there but we learn and we develop new ways of living."
-Dr Richard Tedeschi on Posttraumatic Growth
"The cave you fear to enter
holds the treasure that you seek."
- Joseph Campbell