Monday, May 04, 2015

Saving Veterans' Lives

Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with  author, and Executive Director of of the non-profit organization Huts For Vets, Paul Anderson May 7, .2015 at 1 pm eastern as he talks about how the wilderness therapy saves veterans lives .

Paul Andersen has been a professional writer for over 35 years. He is a book author, screenplay writer, editor, historian, magazine contributor, seminar leader, wilderness guide and columnist for the Aspen Times. His latest book, “The High Road to Aspen,” is a history of Independence Pass that tells the founding story of Aspen. He also recently authored “The Story of Snowmass,” a thorough history pictorial account of Snowmass Village and ski resort. Andersen founded Huts For Vets in January 2013, a non-profit designed to help combat veterans cope with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other combat-related maladies. The program focuses on wilderness as a place for national healing and the 10th Mountain Ski Huts near Aspen as safe havens.

Huts for Vets was founded in Aspen, Colorado in January 2013 to provide, at no cost to participants, wilderness and communal experiences as therapeutic healing for U.S. veterans and active-duty service members. It's mission is to help veterans adjust to and enjoy civilian life by gaining tools for enhancing mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health. The participants learn at psychological and experiential levels through immersion in wilderness, physical challenge, group discussions and contemplative thought – making wilderness a place of national healing.

Qualifying psychological questionnaire required to assure formation of compatible and effective support grouping
Privacy and confidentiality respected
Psychological interventions available in the field when appropriate
Follow-up contacts with fellow participants
Huts for Vets staff is trained in wilderness First Aid

Interact with fellow veterans in a small group (12 participants max.)
Experience therapeutic calming techniques
Discover peace, tranquility, and an expanded sense of belonging
Explore healing opportunities through wilderness hiking and group discussions
Link to other therapeutic approaches and a menu of PTSD programs


Tune into on May 7, 2015 at 1 pm eastern to learn more about how Huts for Vets gives veterans a new life's mission. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.


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