TRR’s Warrior Camp® is to suicide prevention and trauma resolution. It also supports force preservation and enhances resilience. It focuses on Military Moral Injury as a core component of Combat Trauma.
TRR’s Warrior Camp® is designed to embrace our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, coasties, reservists and guardsmen without further wounding them. We know that the way in which a trauma survivor is responded to and cared for in the aftermath of the trauma is, at times, more significant to their healing than the original event or events. Trauma rarely happens in isolation. With combat soldiers in particular, trauma happens in the context of a highly disciplined, cohesive, interdependent group. For this reason, healing needs to involve the acceptance of a group, not only of fellow soldiers, but also of civilians who are able to listen without judgment, bear witness, and ultimately shoulder some of the guilt and blame so that the warrior does not need to carry it alone.
The mission of TRR’s Warrior Camp® is to create an environment in which the trauma of war can be addressed. This is a week-long retreat located in serene and secluded locations that foster the development of a close-knit community within which healing can occur. It includes a healthy balance of trauma therapy, relaxation and leisure activities.
The clinical team consists of several EMDR clinicians, an equine psychotherapy team made up of two people (plus horses), a yoga instructor, a narrative medicine instructor and a sweat lodge guide. On either end of the program (day one and the last day) there is attention to introductions and then to saying goodbye. Warriors are given referrals for continued treatment by clinicians in their home cities.
While this schedule might seem tight it is our experience that starting with a well thought-out structure and then bending it as appropriate creates safety and willingness to engage in the process.
TRR’s Warrior Camp® is a FREE program for Combat Veterans of all eras, as well as Active Military and Reserve Components.
TRR does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation or expression, age, national origin, disability or discharge status.
TRR’s Warrior Camp® program, designated by EAGALA as a Military Service Provider, is specifically for active military and combat Veterans of all eras. It is designed to heal the trauma of war and Military Moral Injury, prevent suicide, enhance resilience and support force preservation.
Please pre-register by filling out the form below. After confirming your pre-registration you will be redirected to schedule a telephone screening – click on the Schedule Now button to choose a date and a time. All scheduled appointments are EST.
TRR’s Warrior Camp® programs are open to Active Duty, Guard, Reserves and Combat Veterans of ALL eras without regard to discharge status.
2 weeks ago today I met a horse for the first time. Not that I haven’t seen, been in close proximity to, or even hung out with numerous horses before; but this was the first time I let myself actually pay attention to them. I didn’t actually need to talk to them to learn what they had to teach me. They have a way letting you know what’s up and where you need to be really quick. If you had told me 15 days ago that the next day I would find myself believing that things could get better, I would have laughed at you. Best case scenario is that I’d smile, nod, and in my head ignored the rest of the conversation. What really happened, I believe, is that parts of me began to believe that healing was possible. Eva has created a one of a kind program that gives you no choice but to heal in one way or another. Between the brotherhood, the support staff being combat veterans/Warrior Camp alumni, the providers being the best of the best, and those giant living breathing reflections of ourselves, something really magical takes place. I have been far too close to the edge to not completely understand how so many veterans end up taking their own lives. Please, find a way to believe these reviews and attend a Warrior Camp. If one isn’t available soon then promise your loved ones that you’ll stick around until the next one. I’m not going to promise you unicorn farts and pixy dust, but I will guarantee that you will come out of it with a belief that things can be different. You’ll also know exactly what small steps every day you can take to make your life the best it can be. I can also guarantee that it won’t be easy, but it will be worth every tear.Warriors fight. That’s what we’re good at. Let Warrior Camp give you the tools to be victorious.
You were not born a monster man.
In the morning I would cuss my shaking hand.
My wife and children walked on an eggshell
My inner world was a living hell.
The best thing I ever did was try to take my life.
My addiction cut my soul like a dull knife. control your temper slow your roll.
life on life’s terms has taken it’s toll.
In a small group I told my story, keeping in the details for they can be gory.
speak the truth about my feelings. Surrender, raise the flag high on the pole.
no longer will at 12 gauge travel through my soul.
came to believe in a power greater than myself, no longer do I reach for the bottom shelf.
made a decision to turn over my will
Easing my heart and allowing my mind to be still.
In all the pain I took my inventory starting a new chapter to this life story.
THANK YOU TRR. Your work is amazing and truly life saving.
I participated in the warrior camp at a very trying time of my life . The resources put at my disposal were very advanced and effective. Each day great progress was made by the whole crew and the energy and encouragement carried us through many months after. The resources recommended in my hometown also proved pivotally beneficial. I found the project very carefully calibrated to the veteran’s unique needs and sensibilities. Bravo to Eva Usady and her crackerjack crew.
I am the wife of a brave Warrior that recently completed TRR. He has learned so much and I am so thankful for this program. Certainly there is plenty of work yet to do, but I feel he’s been given more tools through this program than any other program he’s been through previously. We are both excited and hopeful for the future!
Volunteered after attending as a participant. Wanted to give back after recieving so much. Combat is a whole body, whole person experience that can only be processed through a whole body, whole person approach. If you need help, this is a great place to find it
I participate in Warrior Camp last year at the National Abilities Center in Park City, UT. This was a great expeorence for me. I’ve been able to take the tools I was give during this retreat and apply them to my daily life. Warriors Camp was a wonder expeorence and I recommend it highly to anyone living with PTSD.
Providing volunteer clinical services to the TRR Warriors and witnessing their healing was one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. The program owes its transformative impact to living together in community with other Veterans, the immersion experience of one uninterrupted week with a singular focus on healing, the blend of five treatment modalities, and clinical and administrative staff devoted to full, respectful, and caring communication, support, and service to the Warriors. What did I witness during my time in the program? The Courage to step into the unknown and face the unspeakable. The capacity to Trust. Extraordinary healing. The Renewal of Hope. Resiliency and Awe. Transformation. A newfound sense of Purpose. Gratitude. To varying degrees, in everyone. Thank you, Eva, for your vision and dedication, and for the privilege of serving the Warriors. -MBloch, EMDR Therapist
I am a combat vet and very appreciative of all the wonderful care and mental health services trr has donated there time to me. I no longer feel suicidal thank you