Sending Office: Honorable Tim Ryan
Sent By:

What: Discussion on Posttraumatic Growth for Veterans

When: Wednesday, May 16 at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Where: Cannon 121


Dear Colleague:

Josh Goldberg, Executive Director of the Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth, and Dusty Baxley, Executive Director of Boulder Crest Retreat in Virginia, will be on the hill to join the Military Mental Health Caucus for a discussion on posttraumatic
growth. Please join the Military Mental Health Caucus on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in 121 Cannon House Office Building for a provoking discussion on how these two leaders are transforming the world of mental health.

Boulder Crest has two post-deployment retreat centers which have a unique approach for addressing combat trauma. One center is in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and one is in Arizona close to the historic Arizona National Scenic Trail. In these centers
veterans go through a program named the Warrior PATHH (Progressive and Alternative Training for Healing Heroes).

The Warrior PATHH program uses Transcendental Meditation to teach stress and anger management; yoga and hiking to promote healthy lifestyles and address physical ailments; solo kayaking trips to encourage reflection; and archery to teach patience and focus.
The attendees also participate in small-group discussions, journaling, and creative exercises to learn how to incorporate soldiering skills such as tenacity, teamwork, and organization into their professional and family lives. Together, these methods are meant
to facilitate posttraumatic growth based on the idea that with the right tools, survivors can emerge as people who are stronger, happier, and healthier than they were before the traumatic event.

We would like to welcome you to have a discussion on this new approach to treating veterans who suffer from the visible and invisible wounds of war. RSVP and send all questions to Jason Bahmer at



Tim Ryan                                                                                        Tom Rooney                         

Member of Congress                                                                      Member of Congress


Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Armed Services, HealthCare, Veterans

Related Event Information

Event Location: Cannon 121
Event Start: 5/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
Event End: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 PM

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