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A person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead.

We are all fighting a hard fight

Each warrior faces their own battles as a result of their service to their nation and community. Ordinary people who have been continually thrust into extraordinary situations for the betterment of others. These traumatic injuries are carried in the mind, body and soul. In response, we create new defenses to protect ourselves from the shame, regret, anger, distrust or disgust these traumatic injuries have left us with.

These new defenses change our mood, behavior, and how we approach relationships. With so few warriors in society to relate too, and even fewer trusted to begin the conversation, we fall further into isolation. As a result, many warriors find themselves battling divorce, strained relationships with their kids, substance abuse, and with suicidal thoughts. 

We are all fighting a battle within, but we don't have to fight it alone.

 

The Revenant Journey

The Revenant Journey was created by a large community of warriors (veterans and first responders) as a place for others to come and begin to heal from their traumatic injuries while learning new skills to bring back to their life and their families for long term healing success.  This free 5-day program gives warriors the opportunity to ​come together to discover what burdens them, allow them to safely face those burdens, and give them the tools to begin working at overcoming them. This holistic approach using evidence-based methods tends to the whole warrior; mind, body and soul.

Warrior cultures through the centuries have used meditation and mindfulness practices to prepare and heal from the traumas of warfare. Warriors are introduced throughout the week with proven techniques that can help repair the brain with continued practice.

During the week warriors will learn and practice healthy nutrition, yoga and basic fitness techniques that will empower them with the energy to continue their journey of healing once they return home.

Warriors embark on their own personal Hero's Journey of discovery. Through cathartic sharing, finding one's community, ancient myths, and  ceremonies based on ancient warrior cultures, our warriors can begin healing the traumatic injuries that are being held within.

 

Your Journey of Healing Begins Today

We are now accepting applicants for the Revenant Journey classes. If you are ready to commit to challenging yourself to trust the process and begin your healing journey toward a life-long change, we encourage you to fill out an application today.

Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Class Schedule

  • Class 009 - November 11-14 (Male Class)

  • Class 010 - February 17-21 (Male Class) 

  • Class 011 - March 23-27 (Male Class)

  • Class 012 - April 6-10 (Female Class)

  • Class 013 - May 4-8 (Male Class)

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."

-Lao Tzu

 
 

A Lifelong Community of Support

No one can be healed in five days. That is why The Battle Within is committed to developing community building opportunities to provide our alumni with the support they need to stay on the path of healing. The Battle Within also encourages alumni to carry on with their healing journey through continuing education programs to further develop the skills learned into true life-long habits. 

  • Family Support - PTSD effects so many more than just the warrior. TBW provides services to help the family understand, support and heal alongside their warriors.

  • Continuing Education Classes - Graduates of the Revenant Journey are able to participate in free continuing education classes to fully develop the tools they have learned into real meaningful lifestyle changes.

  • Community Building Events - Being around those with the same mission to heal helps keep you on your path to healing. From alumni dinners to alumni led art classes, there are many opportunities to stay in touch with your fellow alumni.

  • A Commitment to Service - Alumni are given opportunities to continue to serve both their fellow warriors and their local community. 

Learn more about how The Battle Within continues their mission by exploring the community benefits.

The Battle Within is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

EIN: 83-2379887

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