Trauma can be defined as any moment we are unable to respond effectively to a threat. 9/11 was that kind of trauma; so is a car accident, illness, or financial distress. Every segment of society, every person in today’s world, is affected by profound stress in one way or another. During this social movement of “veteran reintegration” it is important not to point toward “the veteran” as the only one who has experienced the kind of post-traumatic stress that changes brain, body, behavior and world view. The same kinds of symptoms we see in returning veterans we can see inside of families, schools, businesses, hospitals, even among our care providers. In other words, we are all impacted by ongoing stress and trauma.
I've been 'working the crowd' for forty years and I know effective when I see it. People need to hear this message." -Denver County Veteran Service Officer
Since 2007, ONE Freedom has served over 6,000 U.S. military service members, leaders, care providers, veterans and families along the Colorado front-range and nationally. The training helps to demystify the effects of combat and related stressors by defining what is physiologically natural and what can be done to self-regulate our responses. Based on a brain-body
approach, ONE Freedom’s Strength after Service™ program is a unique blend of simplified science combined with deliberate stress-mitigation techniques that are proven to relieve, and in some instances resolve, chronic stressors.
The program purposes are three-fold:
ONE Freedom provides education on the brain and body’s natural response to stress, training on how to self-regulate intense life experiences, and resources for developing a powerful road map of self-mastery. Backed by science, research and extensive experience, ONE Freedom offers audiences effective methods and simple life skills that promote strength through balanced living.
ONE Freedom’s vision is to awaken individuals, families and communities to the effects that subtle, chronic and acute stresses have on our lives. Through the power of media, direct trainings, research and educational programs, ONE Freedom is a national resource for the transformation of stress and trauma, and is thereby a catalyst for strength and healing.