In-Person Post-Traumatic Growth Program
Each In-Person Program is five days long (that includes two travel days) and takes places at one of our locations in Texas or in North Carolina.
You will learn and use tools focused on relieving symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress, mild Traumatic Brain Injury, and chronic pain. You will leave the program with a customized plan for continued healing & access to a dashboard providing support, resources & suggestions for continued growth.
The LSF In-Person program is a series of three Post-Traumatic Growth Program types: (You must attend them in order)
Individual PTG Program
Couples’ PTG Program
Family PTG Program
Care Partner Program
LSF Care Partner programs are designed with YOU in mind. We understand how important it is for the Care Partner to feel supported and have tools to navigate life after service. Led by a Care Partner who works alongside licensed therapists & a certified yoga instructor, you will receive multiple therapeutic strategies needed to help you manage caregiving trauma, stress, & burnout.
You will experience:
Mindfulness techniques & trauma-informed yoga
Large & small group discussions focused on solutions to common Care Partners struggles
Individual therapy sessions, biofeedback & more
This program is for Veterans and active-duty Service Members only. You will learn strategies and tools that focus on relieving symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress, mild Traumatic Brain Injury, and chronic pain. You will leave the program with a customized post-traumatic growth plan for continued healing & access to a dashboard providing support, resources & suggestions for continued growth.
After you attend an Individual program & complete your follow-up work, you may qualify for a Couples’ Program. At this program, you and your significant other will receive strategies and tools designed to help you communicate more effectively. The couples’ program will help you build a deeper connection allowing you to better support each other on your post-traumatic growth journey. Your significant other will have the opportunity to learn strategies and tools to help reduce Caregiver Stress.
If you have school-aged children and you have attended an Individual program, you may qualify for a Family program. This program provides education for the whole family on how to communicate and support each other. The goal is to form a more resilient bond between family members, allowing each of you to move forward together as a cohesive unit.
What to Expect
The in-person programs are five days long, you will typically travel in on Thursday and travel home on Monday. You will be with a group of 8 – 12 other participants who are experiencing symptoms similar to you. The program is led by a combat Veteran Team Leader and a small team of professionals who will provide individualized care customized to your needs.
Our facilities are large, specially designed houses in Texas and North Carolina. Both locations take advantage of the peaceful, natural environments and are designed to make you feel comfortable while encouraging camaraderie with fellow Veterans. For Individual Programs, you may share a room with another Veteran.
For Couples’ and Family Sessions, you and your significant other/family will have your own bedroom. You can expect to spend each day rotating through a variety of activities designed to teach you therapeutic tools focused on renewing your mind, body, and spirit.
View a Sample Schedule Here: Sample In-Person Schedule
Therapeutic Tools Used In Our Program
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.)
A.R.T. reduces fear, panic, & distress without the need to tell the clinician about the trauma you are working through. A.R.T. utilizes rapid eye movement (REM) while you are awake to control and direct the processing power the brain uses during the deepest phase of sleep. For more information about A.R.T., please visit www.acceleratedresolutiontherpy.com.
Specially trained Trauma-Informed Yoga practitioners teach mindful meditation and movement designed to provide relief from stress and physical pain while managing symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress and mild Traumatic Brain Injury. For more information on Trauma-Informed Yoga, please visit www.veteransyogaproject.org.
We offer multiple interactive discussions focused on the needs of our participants. Topics include coping strategies for Post-traumatic Stress, mTBI and chronic pain, as well as discussions on nutrition, battlefield acupuncture and an optional faith-based group. Couples’ programs include relationship topics focused on understanding needs, communicating, living and coping with invisible wounds and more.
Alpha-Stim is a Cranial and Muscular Electrotherapy Stimulation device (CES) that is FDA approved to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, and pain. We provide an in-depth tutorial on the device and its application. Participants are encouraged to use the device throughout their sessions. For more information on Alpha-Stim, please visit www.alpha-stim.com.
Bio-feedback is a tool that improves your mental, physical and emotional health by training you to gain control of your body’s involuntary functions (heart-rate, breathing, blood pressure, etc). Veterans and Service Members attending an Individual Program will receive a bio-feedback device to keep. For more information, please visit https://www.heartmath.com/tech/
- A diagnosis or service-connected disability through VA is NOT required
- You have to be able to interact in a group environment and be willing to share a room.
- You have to be able to administer your own medication(s) if applicable.
- All LSF programs are substance free; alcohol and recreational drugs are not permitted at any LSF program. You will need to be able to remain substance free for the duration of the program.
The Application Process
- Complete the Eligibility Questionnaire below.
- A member of the LSF Program Team will contact you to schedule your phone intake & offer available program dates.
Once you are scheduled for a program, you will receive communication from the LSF Program Team with the required next steps and access to a dashboard to help you prepare for your program.
If you have any questions regarding our programs or the application process, please email us at [email protected].