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Returning Home: A Trauma Healing Retreat for Military Veterans

Returning Home: A Trauma Healing Retreat for Military Veterans
October 10th – 15th, 2019
Fair Haven Camps in Brooks, Maine

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Returning Home is the first Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) trauma healing retreat for veterans presented by Dr. Peter A. Levine’s Community Health SE™ program. It will take place at Fair Haven Camps in Brooks, Maine.

This retreat…

  • is a six-day Somatic Experiencing® trauma healing retreat for 30 veterans displaying PTSD symptoms.
  • is free to all participants, including travel, lodging, food, and program services.
  • integrates SE with Equine therapy and other wellness practices that unify the body, heart, and mind.
  • will help veterans develop skills to decrease trauma symptoms while managing physical discomfort.
  • has a research component to ensure the effectiveness of future SE™ intensive trauma healing retreats for veterans.
  • includes a post-retreat eight week online SE™ support group.

Returning Home is important because…

  • the number of suicides among military veterans is 20 per day – nearly one suicide every hour.
  • there are now more casualties attributable to suicide than to combat among the military’s active-duty population.
  • many of those who take their lives have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Dr. Levine believes that this SE retreat will set the gold standard for trauma treatment that will increase the quality of life for veterans.

Support Returning Home on gofundme
goal of $30,000 by September 15th

You can support this program by Donating & Fundraising

  • All new gifts up to a total of $20,000 will be matched by a generous donor.
  • All donations large or small make a difference.
  • To donate by check or PayPal click here for more info.
  • To help with fundraising in your community, please contact Returning Home to get started.
  • I invite you to share this program and their fundraising goals on your Social Media accounts.


If you know a Veteran in need of treatment, who has not received SE in the past, please contact:

Retreat Director
Dr. Alexandra Whitney
(303) 588-4939
[email protected]

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