WOMEN’S PROGRAMS

Veteran’s PATH is one of the leaders in the country in providing specific programs for women who frequently feel overlooked both in the military and as veterans; and who need a safe space to share their unique experiences.

"It is very hard to go back into civilian life especially when you get out and you don't have your friends that you were serving with and you're all by yourself and you feel like you're alone. And all these situations are coming up and you didn't have to deal with them when you were in the military, but now you're a civilian. You have to go back to civilian life and how do you deal with that? We learn these tools and techniques to help you get through it and let you know that you're not alone. We are all together."

- Jessie Oliff, U.S. Army

CENTERPOINT OEF/OIF
WOMEN VETERANS RETREATS

These 6-day retreats are a powerful, energizing way for women who have experienced the human impact of being in a war zone to recover their personal strength and vitality. Participants may use this retreat to recover from whatever way they feel that the war has personally affected them, whether that is healing from combat stress, PTSD or MST, re-adjusting to civilian life, building better relationships, or addressing other personal issues.

 


Women’s 4-Month Anchor Program

When Veteran’s PATH first began, the attendees were predominantly men with only one or two women at each event. In our second year, these women asked us to hold events specifically for women, so that they could feel safe and begin to address their unique experiences in the military. We responded, and have held unique programs for women since 2011.

Our new combined 5-day intensive and 15-week Practice Period is a unique feature of Veteran’s PATH. It provides the depth of an intensive retreat experience with ongoing support to integrate real change into the lives of women through deep, active cameraderie, a safe community for healing, and learning new skills related to self-compassion, resilience, communication, mindfulness, and meditation.

 

Talking about a meaningful object that each veteran brings to represent her intention in participating in the retreat.

One of the most important practices we learn is how to be kind and caring towards ourselves. With this simple contact, we can bring more kindness and ease into our lives.

Collaging making provides a way to take something home that represents our intentions in going forth from the Practice Period.

Sharing experiences of being a woman in the military: each person having a turn to speak and be heard and witnessed.